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."
Trivia: When Brick Bazooka loses his legs to Alan's bike gear, he emits a high-pitched, half-choked scream just before he hits the ground. This is the infamous "Wilhelm scream" and can be heard in several other movies as well: in Star Wars - A New Hope, when Luke shoots a stormtropper in the shaft-swinging scene; in Lord Of The Rings - The Two Towers, when an Elf warrior is thrown off the Helm's Deep wall; and in Lord Of The Rings - Return of The King, when a Gondor soldier fleeing from Osgilliath is snatched up and dumped by a Nazgul steed. The earliest movie I have heard the scream in so far is the 1954 horror movie 'Them' (when Ben Peterson is killed by a giant ant near the end). Wilhelm screamWiki-Info
Trivia: "Small Soldiers" was initially made as a dark, edgy satirical movie for teenagers and young adults. However, due to sponsors, tie-ins and studio demands, at the last minute director Joe Dante was forced to edit the movie to try and make it appeal to kids. This is part of the reason why the film's tone is all over the place, and it sometimes feels very silly and child-friendly... while at other times it feels a creepy and inappropriate. It's a bit of a Frankenstein monster.