Small Soldiers

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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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 5/21/2013
  • UPC: 883929312559
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Source: Paramount Catalog
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 6,774

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
Richard Miller Joe
Robert Picardo Ralph
Tommy Lee Jones Voice Only
Frank Langella Voice Only
Ernest Borgnine Voice Only
Jim Brown Voice Only
Bruce Dern Voice Only
George Kennedy Voice Only
Clint Walker Voice Only
Christopher Guest Voice Only, Voice Only
Michael McKean Voice Only
Harry Shearer Voice Only
Sarah Michelle Gellar Voice Only
Christina Ricci Voice Only
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 III 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
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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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Disc #1 -- Small Soldiers
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  • Posted June 9, 2013

    It is a funny movie. I just wish the swearing was'nt in it. It

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Everything Else is Just a Toy

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    funny

    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.

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