History Trivia / SmallSoldiers

18th Nov '17 9:20:53 AM nirao01
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* 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, David Cross, and Dennis Leary round out the cast.
* BillingDisplacement: Kirsten Dunst is the first billed despite playing the love interest.

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* AllStarCast: The film is led by Kirsten Dunst Creator/KirstenDunst at the height of her 90s popularity, and the toys are voiced by the likes of Tommy Lee Jones, Frank Langella, Creator/TommyLeeJones, Creator/FrankLangella, Ernest Borgnine, Sarah Michelle Gellar Creator/SarahMichelleGellar and Christina Ricci. Creator/ChristinaRicci. Noted names like Phil Hartman, Creator/PhilHartman, Jay Mohr, David Cross, Creator/DavidCross, and Dennis Leary Creator/DenisLeary round out the cast.
* BillingDisplacement: Kirsten Dunst Creator/KirstenDunst is the first billed despite playing the love interest.LoveInterest.



* CrossDressingVoices: Christopher Guest as Scratch-It.

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* CrossDressingVoices: Christopher Guest Creator/ChristopherGuest as Scratch-It.



* InMemoriam: A dedication to Phil Hartman at the end of the movie.

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* InMemoriam: A dedication to Phil Hartman Creator/PhilHartman at the end of the movie.



** The scene of the Commandos attacking Phil Fimple had to be edited down after Phil Hartman's murder.

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** The scene of the Commandos attacking Phil Fimple had to be edited down after Phil Hartman's Creator/PhilHartman's murder.



** 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.

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** Before that, an idea was to have the cast of ''{{Film/Predator}}'' voice the Commandos - Arnold Schwarzenegger Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger for Chip Hazard, Jesse Ventura as Brick Bazooka, Shane Black Creator/ShaneBlack as Kip Killigan, Carl Weathers as Butch Meathook, Sonny Landham as Nick Nitro and Bill Duke as Link Static.
14th Oct '17 11:46:37 AM philipnova798
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** Similarly, the Gorgonites, save for Occula, are [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap]], but in toy form.
31st May '17 11:38:43 PM JoeCB1991
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* 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.

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* 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 Mohr, David Cross, and Dennis Leary round out the cast.
16th Feb '17 2:09:24 PM BalrogKick
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*** Richard Jaeckel, another Dirty Dozen cast member, was signed on, but passed away as filming started. He was replaced with Bruce Dern.
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.
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