Small Soldiers

Small Soldiers (1998)

8 corrected entries

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Corrected entry: At the end when Alan creates the electro-magnetic pulse a) you wouldn't be able to see the pulse, and b) the chips would get fried but the toys wouldn't explode. (01:37:00)

Correction: a) An EMP is invisible, but the effect was most likely added for visualization for the audience and b) has anyone actually ever seen the effect of an EMP on a robotic brain? Since the chip does not do just thinking but also controlling the figurines' motoric functions, it may not be impropable that the system might go berserk and react with spasms or something similar to that effect.

Corrected entry: When Alan and Christy are on the motorcycle and are being chased by the army squad one soldier fires four darts into Alan's leg. He pulls two of the darts out but when he gets on the motorcycle the two remaining darts disappear.


Correction: The 2 darts are still in his leg.

Corrected entry: It is unlikely that a bunch of Gwendy Dolls can thoroughly tie up a human being (Christy) in a matter of seconds, even with superior numbers. A human weights far too much for the dolls to lift or roll around that easily to apply a rope all around her body in that short space of time.

Correction: If we follow the logic of this alleged mistake, the entire movie is a factual error. This is a quasi sci-fi work of fiction. Having the Gwendy dolls tie up Christy was intended to be part of the plot. Since the scene reflects what the producers intended for this work of fiction, it can't be called a mistake.

Corrected entry: The Gwendy dolls turn into violent toys when they are given the X-1000 by the Commando Elite. This chip only enhances the programming that is already there. Since the Gwendy dolls weren't originally made to be violent, they shouldn't do so after the chip is inserted, either.

Correction: During the procedure, a display is shown in which the dolls are fed with the codex 'All Gorgonite scum must die'. The X-1000 controls only the thinking process in an electronic brain - the core program is fed from the outside, i.e. by the Commandoes.

Corrected entry: The tree in the backyard that Phil Hartman ended up sneakily sawing down a branch after a brief "negotiation" with the neighbor seem to have a trunk of the white birch specimen, but is full of large leaves that look to be from the garden rose variety. And the leaves definitely appear to be made out of silk material (which may make some folks feel better, I suppose). Incidentally, this whole business of the "angle of the earth's tilt on its axis relative to the geocentric orbit of the transmission satellite..." that "...restricts the placement for optimum reception" may possibly be avoided by simply relocate the darn "techno-crap" somewhere else in the yard; after all, behind the small young tree is a 2-story house that the satellite is aiming at - why put the dish so close to the dividing fence, and the tree, in the first place? In other words, the whole scene if quite unecessary, if only to display the little (typical?) tension between quarreling neighbors. (00:19:00)

Correction: The whole point of this scene is so that our neighbour is demonstrated as showing off his techno-phallis to the entire street. Whether or nor a tree is even going affect reception is irrelevant - people passing have to be able to gawk at the dish.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Commandos are making the Gwendy dolls into soldiers, even with the chips (which seem to have come out of nowhere), the Gwendys are only plastic. No wires or anything. They aren't robots like the Commandos. Just normal dolls. (01:02:20)

Correction: If you look closely, then you notice that the Commandos have fitted the Gwendy Dolls with wires, batteries and servos to make them move, prior to their activation. However, it is still astounding that the dolls can talk with their originally unmoving plastic mouths, and that they happen to wear camouflage underwear where they previously should have none of that sort (since these are 'girl dolls') - or that they could make such extensive modifications in such a short space of time.

Corrected entry: The missiles that one of the soldiers shoot can break a tree, but later in the film it can't break the electric dick where Allan is.

Dr Wilson

Correction: They're different missiles. Chip's jeep has one sort which can knock down a tree (a bit excessive, granted), but the helicopter only has bottle rockets. Earlier they fired one into the house and it only broke a bowl.


Audio problem: When the Commando Elite rip out through the clear plastic 'window' of their packaging, the sound made is that of paper ripping - a different sound to what the plastic being punctured would make.

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Trivia: Shortly before the film's release, actor Phil Hartman was shot and killed by his wife, who then killed herself. The film was re-edited to remove any scenes where the soldiers had their weapons pointed directly at Hartman. Also removed was one of his lines: "I think I'm having an aneurysm."

Jeff Swanson

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