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Suburban Commando (1991)

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An interstellar hero from a distant world visits Earth, and tries to fit in with a mundane, yet kind, suburban family.

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Burt Kennedy

Writer:

Frank A. Cappello (as Frank Cappello)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hulk Hogan ... Shep Ramsey
Christopher Lloyd ... Charlie Wilcox
Shelley Duvall ... Jenny Wilcox
Larry Miller ... Adrian Beltz
William Ball William Ball ... Gen. Suitor
Jo Ann Dearing Jo Ann Dearing ... Margie Tanen
Jack Elam ... Col. Dustin 'Dusty' McHowell
Roy Dotrice ... Zanuck
Tony Longo ... Knuckles
Michael Faustino Michael Faustino ... Mark Wilcox
Mark Calaway ... Hutch
Laura Mooney Laura Mooney ... Theresa Wilcox
Dennis Burkley ... Deak
Luis Contreras ... Ringo
Nick Eldredge Nick Eldredge ... President Hashina
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Storyline

Shep Ramsey is an interstellar hero, righting wrongs, et cetera. His ship is damaged after a fight with an interstellar nasty, and he must hide out on Earth until it can recharge. He leaves his power suit at home, but still finds himself unable to allow wrongs to go unrighted, and so mixes it up with bad drivers, offensive paperboys, muggers and the like. Then the family, with which he's staying, finds his power suit, and the father tries it on. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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In a galaxy not so far far away... The greatest warrior in the galaxy Shep Ramsay has he continues to face the forces of evil, now embarks on his greatest adventure on the planet Earth, as he goes to live among the Wilcox family, as well as going up against his arch enemy General Suitor. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Urban Commando See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,947,744, 6 October 1991

Gross USA:

$6,948,859

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,948,859
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The P.K.E. meter prop from Ghostbusters (1984) was re-used in this film as a homing device. See more »

Goofs

When the bank robber shoots Shep with the freeze gun, you can see the hose the gun is attached to. See more »

Quotes

Shep Ramsey: They're here.
Charlie Wilcox: Who's here?
Shep Ramsey: A couple of leeches that make their living of the blood of others.
Charlie Wilcox: Investment bankers?
Shep Ramsey: Bounty hunters!
Charlie Wilcox: Bounty hunters? You mean from up there?
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Connections

Featured in Motormouth: Episode #4.8 (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Its A Nice Place To Live (But I Wouldnt Want To Visit)
Written and Produced by David Michael Frank and Robert Jason
Performed by J-Rock featuring Hulk Hogan
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Enjoyable, but cheesy
10 October 2001 | by dtm666See all my reviews

I was flipping through channels and noticed this movie giving, so I decided to see it. Noticing that the quality of the picture was pretty bad (it was on TV), I pretty much assumed that the film was an 1980's flick due to the poor effects (and also due to the fact that Hulk Hogan's in the movie). Imagine my surprise when I found out it was made in 1991!

I will admit... despite the overall cheesiness of the feature, despite the somewhat poor acting, despite the special effects being crap when compared to Star Trek VI (also released around 1991 if I'm not mistaken), I actually enjoyed it. The scenes where Hogan's character (an interstellar hero or something) makes a complete idiot of himself by trying to skateboard or when he whacks a paperboy with his own newspaper are pretty hilarious (some may beg to differ). Of course, the only good part is the one fight scene where Hogan is fighting with two cronies (who happen to be Undertaker and Ed Leslie a.k.a. Brutus Beefcake).

Suburban Commando is only worth watching if you're actually into this type of cheesiness. If you want a serious action movie, look somewhere else.


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