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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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Box Office

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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Trivia

The piranha fish next to Alan's computer is a reference to Piranha (1978), also directed by Joe Dante. See more »

Goofs

In the Fimple's medicine cabinet there is a bottle for Phillip Fimple next to the Sleep Aid. The bottle has a label for a cough syrup with codeine, but the bottle is made for pills. Also, the word "teaspoons" is misspelled as "teaspons". See more »

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[while pulling the X-1000 chip from the deceased Nick Nitro's head]
Major Chip Hazard: A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
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Rock And Roll (Part 2)
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Sappy mayhem
31 October 2003 | by (West Chester, Pa) – See all my reviews

Since it's Small Soldiers Week on TBS I thought I'd stop by and toss in my two cents. Likeable cast gets caught in cross-fire between lunatic toy commandos (led by Jones) and friendly if goofy toy Gorgonites (led by Langella). Wierd combination of sap and mayhem with a cute finale. Has alot in common with Dante's earlier Gremlins, although the over-the-top violence is easier for me to stomach in this one. 8/10


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