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Small Soldiers (1998) Movie Information

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Joe Dante


Gregory Smith
Kirsten Dunst
David Cross
Tommy Lee Jones
Frank Langella
Ernest Borgnine





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A snarky toy executive incorporates military-grade microchips into a new set of toys. When a shipment arrives in a small Ohio suburb, the toys become self-aware and cause havoc.

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Matthew Brady 08/12/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Small soldiers is a creepy family film with dark stuff in it, but I actually enjoyed this movie.

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Alaine 12/20/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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What's next, Windup Warriors? Howdy Doody Attacks? Fozzie"s Fury? Sock Puppet Nation. Attack of the Dress. Sneakers Ripped My Flesh. It Came From the Peanut Butter.

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Snoogans 11/28/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Seeing the toys come to life, in a live-action setting, was neat. However, the rest is recycled material.

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Daniel Corleone 10/04/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A poor imitation (where else would they grab the premise?) of Toy Story. Had all star Actors to voice, yet it won't affect the story and overall product. Small Soldiers is very small compared to the genius of TS. Still, it can be nice to view because of a few likable characters. Nothing groundbreaking, not that dull either.

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mitchellyoung 07/13/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A lot of fun characters and action on the toy side of things, but the human characters and actors leave much to be desired. As a more violent "Toy Story," this movie contains spots of brilliance and spots of frustrating stupidity.

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03/17/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Technologically stunning cartoon

Directed by Joe Dante, this movie is an action-comedy about talking toy accidentally enhanced with military microchips. After a defense industry corporation named Globotech takes over a small toy company, Heartland Play Systems', a ruthless corporate CEO (Dennis Leary) produces two lines of action figures requesting an upgrade to more realistic figures. The results are the Gorgonites who are peaceful aliens programmed to lose, and the Commando Elite is programmed to destroy them. Alan, the son of a failing toyshop owner, befriends the Gorgonites which causes the Commandos to perceive humans as another enemy, simply by their association with the "Gorgonite scum".

The film combines animatronics, puppetry, and computer animation. The special effects are amazing for it's time and integr...

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