History Trivia / SmallSoldiers

24th Nov '16 8:31:33 PM Nakayama90
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* TheDanza: Creator/PhilHartman as Phil Fimple.
26th Oct '16 3:22:07 PM fearlessnikki
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%%* AllStarCast

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%%* AllStarCast** Director allusion - Alan is shown with a Gremlin skull on his desk. Joe Dante directed ''{{Film/Gremlins}}'' and its sequel. There's also a piranha toy next to the fish tank. Joe Dante had also directed ''{{Film/Piranha}}''.
* AllStarCast: The film is led by Kirsten Dunst at the height of her 90s popularity, and the toys are voiced by the likes of Tommy Lee Jones, Frank Langella, Ernest Borgnine, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Christina Ricci. Noted names like Phil Hartman, Jay Mohr and Dennis Leary round out the cast.



* CastingGag: The Commandos are voiced by numerous stars from ''Film/TheDirtyDozen''.
* CreatorInJoke: The music from ''Patton'' is heard as Chip Hazard gives his speech. Jerry Goldsmith, who worked on this film, had composed the music for that as well.



* TooSoon:
** The scene of the Commandos attacking Phil Fimple had to be edited down after Phil Hartman's murder.
** The Kip Killigan toy was not distributed in Oregon, as a teen called Kip Kinkel went on a shooting spree there shortly before the film was released.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Joe Dante wanted another actual member of the Dirty Dozen to take part, but Charles Bronson refused ([[CreatorBacklash interestingly, he didn't care for]] ''The Dirty Dozen'').

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Joe Dante wanted another actual member of the Dirty Dozen to take part, but Charles Bronson refused ([[CreatorBacklash interestingly, he didn't care for]] ''The Dirty Dozen'').Dozen'').
** Before that, an idea was to have the cast of ''{{Film/Predator}}'' voice the Commandos - Arnold Schwarzenegger for Chip Hazard, Jesse Ventura as Brick Bazooka, Shane Black as Kip Killigan, Carl Weathers as Butch Meathook, Sonny Landham as Nick Nitro and Bill Duke as Link Static.
6th Oct '16 10:34:08 PM gjjones
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* ActingForTwo: Slamfist and Scratch-It are both voiced by Creator/ChristopherGuest, while Insaniac and Freakenstein are voiced by Michael [=McKean=].



* ActingForTwo: Slamfist and Scratch-It are both voiced by Creator/ChristopherGuest, while Insaniac and Freakenstein are voiced by Michael [=McKean=].
6th Oct '16 10:31:42 PM gjjones
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* ActingForTwo: Slamfist and Scratch-It are both voiced by Creator/ChristopherGuest, while Insaniac and Freakenstein are voiced by Creator/MichaelMcKean.

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* ActingForTwo: Slamfist and Scratch-It are both voiced by Creator/ChristopherGuest, while Insaniac and Freakenstein are voiced by Creator/MichaelMcKean.Michael [=McKean=].
6th Oct '16 10:31:29 PM gjjones
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* ActingForTwo: Slamfist and Scratch-It are both voiced by Creator/ChristopherGuest, while Insaniac and Freakenstein are voiced by Creator/MichaelMcKean.
6th Oct '16 10:29:41 PM gjjones
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* CrossDressingVoices: Christopher Guest as Scratch-It.
7th May '16 2:51:59 PM atomiccake
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Joe Dante wanted another actual member of the Dirty Dozen to take part, but Charles Bronson refused ([[CreatorBacklash interestingly, he didn't care for]] ''The Dirty Dozen'').

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Joe Dante wanted another actual member of the Dirty Dozen to take part, but Charles Bronson refused ([[CreatorBacklash interestingly, he didn't care for]] ''The Dirty Dozen'').Dozen'').
** The film was originally supposed to be edgier and aimed at teens but when the studio saw an opportunity to profit from children's toys based on the characters, Dante had to tone down the violence.
26th Mar '16 5:52:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Robert]] [[Series/StargateAtlantis Picardo]] as the mind behind the chips placed in the toys.
** Hey, [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} Colonel Hicks]] has a family!
*** And this won't be the [[TransformersFilmSeries last time]] that he gets paid off after a set of toys trashes his house and endanger his son.
** [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Tobias]] finally got a job.
*** [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Troy Maclure]] looks pretty much the same in real life, doesn't he?
** Uh, hello? Creator/DenisLeary as the CEO?
** [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad Francine]] is Christy's mom.
** [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy Mary Jane Watson]] is the GirlNextDoor.
** [[Series/{{Everwood}} Ephram Brown]] is the TheHero.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** The Gorgonites are Frank Langella and members of [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap]]; the Commando Elite are TommyLeeJones and members of TheDirtyDozen.
** The evil Gwendy dolls are Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}} [[Creator/SarahMichelleGellar Summers]] and [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Wednesday]] [[Creator/ChristinaRicci Addams]].
** Jim Brown (Butch Meathook) and Clint Walker (Nick Nitro) were "members" of the Dirty Dozen. Ernest Borgnine and George Kennedy were in the film but were not actually among the titular "Dozen." Bruce Dern is just thrown in, as the original voice actor (Richard Jaeckel, who had also appeared in ''The Dirty Dozen'') had died before shooting began.
6th Feb '16 11:18:30 AM rjd1922
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* ExecutiveMeddling: InUniverse example: The Gorgonites and Commando Elite were originally planned as seperate toy lines.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: InUniverse example: The Gorgonites and Commando Elite were originally planned as seperate toy lines.BillingDisplacement: Kirsten Dunst is the first billed despite playing the love interest.
29th Aug '15 8:55:47 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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* ExecutiveMeddling: In-universe example: The Gorgonites and Commando Elite were originally planned as seperate toy lines.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: In-universe InUniverse example: The Gorgonites and Commando Elite were originally planned as seperate toy lines.
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