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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.
29th Aug '15 8:54:43 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The Gorgonites and Commando Elite were originally planned as seperate toy lines.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: In-universe example: The Gorgonites and Commando Elite were originally planned as seperate toy lines.
5th Aug '15 12:27:46 PM Cindylover1969
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5th Aug '15 12:26:27 PM Cindylover1969
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*** [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Troy Maclure]] looks pretty much the same in real life doesn't he?

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*** [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Troy Maclure]] looks pretty much the same in real life life, doesn't he?



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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'').
11th May '15 2:03:46 PM StFan
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** [[{{Film/Spider Man}} Mary Jane Watson]] is the GirlNextDoor.
** How has no one mentioned that [[{{Main/Everwood}} Ephram Brown]] is the TheHero?

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** [[{{Film/Spider Man}} [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy Mary Jane Watson]] is the GirlNextDoor.
** How has no one mentioned that [[{{Main/Everwood}} [[Series/{{Everwood}} Ephram Brown]] is the TheHero?TheHero.
29th Jan '15 8:23:46 PM C2
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Added DiffLines:

* InMemoriam: A dedication to Phil Hartman at the end of the movie.
23rd Aug '14 11:07:07 AM Austin
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* ShoutOut:
** Possible ones to GIJoe:
*** Globotech's CEO is Gil Mars. MARS was also the arms manufacturing company led by Destro, as well as the Roman God of War.
*** The Abernathy family share their name with General Clayton Abernathy, better known as Hawk.
** Irwin is a shout out to a real life toy company of the same name that distributes toys for well known companies such as Bandai and Milton Bradley.
** Several to Creator/JoeDante's previous works, including the Film/{{Piranha}} and [[Film/{{Gremlins}} Gremlin skull]] on Alan's desk, [[Film/{{Gremlins}} Irwin's password being "Gizmo," and a toy of Gizmo himself in the dumpster]].
** The creation of the Zom-Gwendies is inspired by, and features music from ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein.''
** Similarly, Chip Hazard's RousingSpeech infront of an American flag is a pastiche of the opening scene of ''Film/{{Patton}}'', and Music/JerryGoldsmith even quotes his score from that film to drive the point home.
** Hazard's dialogue about how Nick Nitro's "battery has run out, but his memory will keep going, and going, and going" is a reference to Energizer batteries' slogan.



* WriterRevolt: Larry kept most of Irwin's ideas for the Gorgonites' personalities in place even though they'd been made the villains of the toyline.
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