Trivia: Perrey Reeves co-stars as Andy's love-interest De Silva. Coincidentally, one year before this film was released, she was a guest-star on the 90's television show "The Flash," based on the popular DC Comics character. And what was the title of her episode? It was "Child's Play." Just an amusing coincidence. (Albeit the "Flash" episode nothing to do with a killer doll).
Trivia: Chucky almost always loses his right hand/arm in the third act. In Child's Play, Andy's mom shoots it off. In Child's Play 2, Chucky tears it off to escape from a bar. In Child's Play 3, Andy cuts it off with a knife. In Seed of Chucky, his arms are cut off with an ax before he is beheaded. And in Cult of Chucky, one of the three Chucky's loses his right arm shortly before the climax. Of the seven films, five have Chucky losing either his right hand or entire right arm in the final thirty minutes.
Trivia: Minor Spoilers for "Cult of Chucky." Series creator Don Mancini's original idea for "Child's Play 3" included multiple Chuckies. When Chucky's blood is accidentally mixed into the molten plastic, every single doll the assembly line produced was going to be possessed by Chucky's spirit. The idea was dropped for time and budgetary reasons, so only the first doll produced had his soul inside of it. Mancini always loved the idea, and was later able to implement a variation of it in the seventh film, "Cult of Chucky." (Although in that film, Chucky is able to possess multiple hosts at the same time thanks to a spell that more-or-less copy/pastes his spirit).
Trivia: The film was announced, written, shot, edited and released less than nine months after the release of "Child's Play 2." The studio was worried about the series not lasting, and wanted to rush out a third movie as quick as possible to cash in on the success of the original. Series creator and lead writer Don Mancini (who wrote or co-wrote every single film and directed entries 5-7) has said "Child's Play 3" is his least favorite of the series, as he felt it was pushed out too quickly, and he didn't have the time to write a script he found satisfactory.
Trivia: Writer Don Mancini has been critical of the casting of Jeremy Sylvers (who plays Tyler) and Dakin Matthews (who plays Cochrane). He felt Sylvers was a year or so too old for his part, and that his infatuation with the Good Guy dolls and trust of Chucky wasn't realistic at his age. He also felt that Matthews was too old for his part, which he had originally envisioned as being played by an "R. Lee Ermy type," making it funny that he'd take one look at a doll and have a heart-attack.
Trivia: As is often the case, when the film was broadcast on cable, several deleted scenes were added back in to make the film fit a two-hour broadcast window. Perhaps most notably, the broadcast television version had an entirely different introduction to Andy and Tyler, who arrive at the military school via bus and talk during the ride in.
Trivia: The film was notorious at the time of its video release as it was said to be one of the inspirations for the death of 2-year-old James Bulger, who was murdered by two 10-year-old boys. Supposedly, one of his killers had seen the film, and it was suggested that it partially inspired him. While investigators subsequently tossed out this theory and said there was no link between the film and the murder, several European television networks refused to air the film due to the controversy.