THE FEW, THE PROUD AND THE SMALL

"We're not toys, we're action figures!"

Major Chip Hazard

Small Soldiers

Release Date: July 10, 1998

When a high-tech corporation takes on a super secret military contract and the tech for artificially intelligent missile systems wind up in their subsidiary toy manufacturer's new line of action figures, all becomes unfair in play and war with the Small Soldiers.

Meet the Commando Elite—action figures with an attitude. To these technologically advanced play things, everything else is just a toy...including the unsuspecting suburbanites of Winslow Corners, who have somehow found themselves allied with the Commandos' sworn enemies: The Gorgonites. The monstrous-looking, but noble Gorgonites want only to hide from the Commandos long enough to find the lost island of Gorgon. Unfortunately, the Commando Elite is not interested in truces or negotiations...and they don't take prisoners.

DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures' Small Soldiers stars Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith, Jay Mohr (Paulie), Phil Hartman, Kevin Dunn (Transformers), David Cross, Ann Magnuson, and Denis Leary (Rescue Me). Frank Langella is the voice of Gorgonite Archer and Tommy Lee Jones (Men in Black) is the voice of Major Chip Hazard, leader of the warrior Commando Elite. The film is directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins), with Michael Finnell and Colin Wilson producing. The original screenplay is by Gavin Scott and Adam Rifkin (Mousehunt) and Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio. Walter Parkes is the executive producer and Paul Deason is the co-producer.

Small Soldiers blends live action with state-of-the-art computer generated imagery. The action figures and animatronics were designed by four-time Academy Award winner Stan Winston (Jurassic Park), head of Stan Winston Studio. The special visual effects and animation were created by visual effects supervisor Stefen Fangmeier, animation supervisor David Andrews, visual effects producer Kim Bromley and visual effects supervisor Ellen Poon for Industrial Light & Magic.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • DAVID CROSS,
  • JAY MOHR,
  • ALEXANDRA WILSON,
  • DENNIS LEARY,
  • GREGORY SMITH,
  • DICK MILLER,
  • KIRSTEN DUNST,
  • JACOB SMITH,
  • JONATHAN DAVID BOUCK,
  • KEVIN DUNN,
  • ANN MAGNUSON,
  • WENDY SCHAAL,
  • PHIL HARTMAN
DIRECTOR
  • JOE DANTE
SCREENWRITERS
  • GAVIN SCOTT AND ADAM RIFKIN AND TED ELLIOTT & TERRY ROSSIO
PRODUCERS
  • MICHAEL FINNELL,
  • COLIN WILSON,
  • WALTER F. PARKES
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • JAMIE ANDERSON
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • WILLIAM SANDELL
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • CAROLE BROWN-JAMES
EDITOR
  • MARSHALL HARVEY,
  • MICHAEL THAU
COMPOSER
  • JERRY GOLDSMITH