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Small Soldiers (1998)

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When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.

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15-year-old Alan Abernathy, the son of a toy store owner, tries out some new action figures: The Commando Elite vs. The Gorgonites. But three months ago, a toy company believes it is onto something when it employs the latest government military technology in a series of action figures, enabling them to talk. They underestimate the power of the special micro chips they've employed, however, as the two opposing sides of the toy line start thinking for themselves and engaging in real combat! The Commando Elite vow to wipe out the Gorgonites in a suburban neighborhood. Alan, his neighbor Christy Fimple, (on whom he has a massive crush) with the help of the kind Gorgonites, must protect his home and family from the Commandos. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG-13 for some menacing action/violence and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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10 July 1998 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,137,725 (UK) (23 October 1998)

Gross:

£6,231,135 (UK) (1 January 1999)
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One of the very few movies to feature music by Led Zeppelin, a band notoriously strict about allowing their music to be used in films/games/etc. See more »

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When Ralph sneezes into his face mask, the amount of condensation on the mask differs in two shots. See more »

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Gil Mars: Now these guys are soldiers, right? And what do soldiers need?
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Nostalgia at its best. Underrated and Forgotten.
26 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this movie in my attic recently. When I was looking at the VHS, nostalgia instantly flew back into me. I remember the toys, I remember seeing this is theaters opening day, and I remember me and my friends playing our own version of "Small Soldiers" at our local park. Great memories...

I was SO baffled to see a 5.9 rating on IMDb. Why? This is a great family\action film. After seeing the rating and many negative reviews, I decided to watch it again on VHS.

Well, I liked it then, and I liked it now! Still, it was a good film. What I liked the most was the music and the special effects. The musical score was outstanding and so was the "War" remix. The CGI in the film amazes me on so many levels...I thought they were real!

Overall, if you like edgy family films, watch 'Small Solders'. I think you will enjoy it.


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