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Suburban Commando (1991)

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Shep Ramsey is an interstellar hero, righting wrongs, etc. 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 ... See full summary »

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William Ball ...
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Margie Tanen
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Col. Dustin 'Dusty' McHowell
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Luis Contreras ...
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Nick Eldredge ...
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Storyline

Shep Ramsey is an interstellar hero, righting wrongs, etc. 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 he's staying with finds his power suit and the father tries it on. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Right suburb. Wrong planet. See more »


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4 October 1991 (USA)  »

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Urban Commando  »

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$6,948,859 (USA)
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When Shep contacts Zanuck when Zanuck orders Shep to go to Earth and take a 6 week holiday. Shep, on asking Zanuck for another mission and suggesting that he goes on a bug hunt with creatures that bleeds acid was written as an obvious nod to "Alien" which was about a deadly extra terrestrial creature that has acid for blood. See more »

Goofs

The game Ramsey and the kid play in the arcade is Afterburner, a jet combat game that contains no aliens, phasers, photons, anyone named Dragos or anything science fiction related. 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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Referenced in Dogma (1999) See more »

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Black Book
Written by Chip and Tony Kinman
Performed by Rank And File
Courtesy of Rhino Records
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it's actually watchable
25 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Silly, but watchable and amusing sci-fi/adventure is aimed mostly at kids but worth at least a look for adults. A fierce, intergalactic war hero travels through the universe battling the forces of evil. After an intense battle, his ship is damaged and he stops on planet Earth for a brief vacation. He settles in with an ideal suburban family, but his vacation is quickly cut short when his enemies eventually uncover his whereabouts. Requires a leap of faith, considering the film's setup and casting choices, but the effects are pretty good and Hogan's goofy antics and cheesy one-liners actually add amusement to the viewing experience. Good fun for the right audience. **½


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