Suburban Commando (1991)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  4 October 1991 (USA)
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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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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 <>

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No home should be without one. See more »


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Release Date:

4 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Urban Commando  »

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$6,948,859 (USA)

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Burt Kennedy's final film. See more »


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


Shep Ramsey: [sees little girl crying] What?
Little Girl: [crying] My cat. My cat!
[Shep sees a cat in the nearby tree, bends branch downward]
Little Girl: That's not my cat!
Shep Ramsey: Oh.
[releases branch, sending the cat flying]
Shep Ramsey: I hate suburbia.
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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »


Written by Harold Bronson
Performed by The Next Big Thing
Courtesy of Rhino Records
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Enjoyable, but cheesy
10 October 2001 | by (Montreal, QC) – See 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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