Small Soldiers [DVD] [1998]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 12)

Special Features


  • Behind-The-Scenes
  • Cast & filmmakers' bios
  • From the cutting room floor
  • Production notes

Synopsis


Small Soldiers
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. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Kirsten Dunst
    Kirsten Dunst - Christy Fimple
  • Gregory Smith
    Gregory Smith - Alan Abernathy
  • Jay Mohr
    Jay Mohr - Larry Benson
  • Phil Hartman
    Phil Hartman - Phil Fimple
  • Kevin Dunn
    Kevin Dunn - Stuart Abernathy



Overall customer rating

4.8
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    wonderful movie for kids

    Posted
    mychris

    My son is almost 9 and he just watched this movie for the first time today. All I heard was him laughing and saying, mom you have to see this!!!!! He loved it. I recorded it off tv and I just ordered it from best buy. If your boys have not yet seen this movie, go get it for them,I know they will love it as much as my son did!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The gorgonites !

    Posted
    Lucky23
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    Small soldiers is a movie to compare to toy story except the toys are more violent but not a bad pg movie for kids. It's another 90s classic to add to the collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An old favorite!

    Posted
    marie86
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    My brothers and I loved this movie when we were younger and I was excited to see that I could buy it on DVD for my son because our copy was in VHS. My son has watched it so many times already.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love It

    Posted
    tabright1985
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    Small Soldiers is a little janky, yes, but it is also fantastic. And hilarious. And everyone should watch it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High Octane Not-so-small soldiers! Great!

    Posted
    moviewatcher
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    Another great movie for the whole family! High Octane Not-so-small soldiers! Great! I guess we have to be careful of choosing a toy now! My Kids loved it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Childhood movie

    Posted
    Hilda
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    This movie was great and still is. A little cheesy but it’s a kids movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great film

    Posted
    David
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    This is a great film to watch with your family. It reminds me of Indian in the Cupboard. Its a funny family film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Age appropriate for all small kids

    Posted
    shelby
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    Super moive for the kids to enjoy. Made with great animation mix . My grandson loves it.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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