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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Urban Commando  »

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$6,948,859 (USA)
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Trivia

The opening sequence with a huge spaceship emerging over a planet during a battle is a parody of the famous opening sequence in "Star Wars: Episode VI - A New Hope", which the space battle above the desert planet Tatooine between an small Rebel blockade runner and a Imperial star destroyer. 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: What am I gonna do for six weeks?
Commander: Why don't you try... relaxing?
[shep makes a face]
Commander: Disappear, Shep. Blend in. Get to know the locals.
Shep Ramsey: But I...
Commander: [interrupting firmly] consider it an order... Ramsey.
Shep Ramsey: [commander's face disappears; to himself] Six weeks. What am I gonna do for six weeks...?
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One of my favorite 1990s classics
20 January 2007 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie gets into my category of favorite classics of 1990s. Sure, it is more kids movie than even a family movie, and it can not compete with glowing old stream-liners like Back To The Future, not to mention recent Harry Potters, etc., still, it delivers the unique combination of funny comedy and warm atmosphere of kindness and personal achievement. You can rarely meet this combination in movies nowadays.

What I also like is that the struggle of good and evil is going on more realistic sci-fi level than usual (no mystically flying superheroes and other such things). And the Hulk Hogan's character is perfect for him. This movie is probably Hogan's best. Christopher Lloyd also performed great (as usual), and the acting of many supporting characters was solid good and fit the plot precisely.

So if you want the entertaining comedy for your family and you want to chuckle at some scenes for yourself, watch this movie. Hogan there looks like a big kind-hearted superhero uncle, so your kids will love him.


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