Small Soldiers

Small Soldiers

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Director: Joe Dante

Cast: Joe Dante, Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith, Jay Mohr

     
 

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Joe Dante directed this satirical action-comedy about talking tech toys accidentally juiced-up with military microchips. After the defense industry firm Globotech takes over a small toy company, Heartland Play Systems' CEO Gil Mars (Denis Leary) gives the green light to develop a new line of action figures, requesting an upgrade to more realistic figures from

Overview

Joe Dante directed this satirical action-comedy about talking tech toys accidentally juiced-up with military microchips. After the defense industry firm Globotech takes over a small toy company, Heartland Play Systems' CEO Gil Mars (Denis Leary) gives the green light to develop a new line of action figures, requesting an upgrade to more realistic figures from Heartland toy designers Larry Benson (Jay Mohr) and fumbling Irwin Wayfair (David Cross). Mars wants toys that act like the ones in TV commercials. The results are fierce fighting figures, the Commando Elite, programmed to seek out and destroy the kindly alien-like Gorgonites. In an effort to make the toys as natural as possible, Benson inserts Globotech's most powerful military computer chips. Meanwhile, in quiet Winslow Corners, Ohio, toy-store owner Stuart Abernathy (Kevin Dunn) and his 15-year-old son Alan (Gregory Smith) are stuck in a failing business, so when Heartland truckdriver Joe (Dick Miller) stops by with the Commando and Gorgonite toys, Alan is convinced they will be hot sellers, commenting, "Maybe this store will finally make a little money." With blistering blows to their blister packs, the Commandos burst out, receive orders from their leader Chip Hazard (voice of Tommy Lee Jones) and ready for an all-out assault on the Gorgonites. When the Gorgonite leader Archer (voice of Frank Langella) begins communicating with Alan, it causes the Commandos to perceive humans as another enemy, simply by their association with the "Gorgonite scum," so an attack on the Abernathy house begins. Unfortunately, the Gorgonites can offer only limited assistance, since they have been programmed to lose. The film combines animatronics, puppetry, and computer animation. The Commando Elite voices include surviving actors from Robert Aldrich's The Dirty Dozen (1967), while the Gorgonite voices reunited several This Is Spinal Tap (1983) cast members. A dedication to Phil Hartman (the voice of Phil Fimple) after the closing credits features a brief Hartman outtake.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/21/2013
UPC:
0883929312559
Original Release:
1998
Source:
Paramount Catalog
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:50:00
Sales rank:
8,069

Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Behind-the-scenes; From The Cutting Room Floor; Interactive Game Demo; Production Notes; Cast & Filmmaker's Bios; Theatrical Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kirsten Dunst Christy Fimple
Gregory Smith Alan Abernathy
Jay Mohr Larry Benson
Phil Hartman Phil Fimple
Kevin Dunn Stuart Abernathy
Denis Leary Gil Mars
David Cross Irwin Wayfair
Ann Magnuson Irene Abernathy
Wendy Schaal Marion Fimble
Alexandra Wilson Ms. Kegel
Dick Miller Joe
Robert Picardo Ralph
Tommy Lee Jones Maj. Chip Hazard
Frank Langella Archer
Ernest Borgnine Kip Killagin
Jim Brown Butch Meathook
Bruce Dern Link Static
George Kennedy Brick Bazooka
Clint Walker Nick Nitro
Christopher Guest Scratch-It,Slamfist
Michael McKean Insaniac / Freakenstein
Harry Shearer Punch-It
Sarah Michelle Gellar Gwendys Doll
Christina Ricci Gwendys Doll

Technical Credits
Joe Dante Director
Benita Allen-Honess Asst. Director
Rosemary Brandenberg Set Decoration/Design
Carole Brown-James Costumes/Costume Designer
Denise Chamian Casting
Norval D. Crutcher Sound Editor
Paul Deason Co-producer
Ted Elliott Screenwriter
Michael Finnell Producer
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Marshall Harvey Editor
Jamie Anderson Cinematographer
Ken King Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Mansbridge Art Director
Walter Parkes Executive Producer
Adam Rifkin Screenwriter
Henry Rollins Songwriter
Terry Rossio Screenwriter
William Sandell Production Designer
Gavin Scott Screenwriter
Colin Wilson Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Small Soldiers
1. Chapter 1 [4:42]
2. Chapter 2 [5:49]
3. Chapter 3 [11:10]
4. Chapter 4 [7:56]
5. Chapter 5 [6:23]
6. Chapter 6 [11:52]
7. Chapter 7 [3:41]
8. Chapter 8 [6:35]
9. Chapter 9 [7:10]
10. Chapter 10 [2:31]
11. Chapter 11 [6:09]
12. Chapter 12 [6:43]
13. Chapter 13 [9:53]
14. Chapter 14 [7:00]
15. Chapter 15 [4:52]
16. Chapter 16 [1:37]
17. Chapter 17 [5:38]
18. Chapter 18 [:01]

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Small Soldiers 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
LINDALEE52 More than 1 year ago
It is a funny movie. I just wish the swearing was'nt in it. It is not neccessary to have a good movie. Not everyone does. But like I said it was a very funny and enjoyable movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a funny, clever,and cool movie about army action figures trying to defeat the world and the other dolls.Man, I would have done anything to have a doll with Tommy Lee Jones's voice in it when I was little.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was a fun,action-packed joy ride. I think it would be better for kids if it wasn't rated PG-13,but its okay for kids. It was a great adventure from beginning to end.