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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Beltz
William Ball ...
Gen. Suitor
Jo Ann Dearing ...
Margie Tanen
Col. Dustin 'Dusty' McHowell
Michael Faustino ...
Mark Wilcox
Laura Mooney ...
Theresa Wilcox
Luis Contreras ...
Nick Eldredge ...
President Hashina


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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Shep Ramsey was ordered to take a vacation on Earth. But was unprepared for suburban life on the planet Earth! See more »


Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi


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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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1.85 : 1
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If "Suburban Commando" hadn't been a sci-fi film. Shep Ramsay would had been a Black Ops Commando, whom is ordered to take a vacation by his superior officer, after an failed mission to eliminate an terrorist fanatic and becomes a lodger of Charlie Wilcox and his family and struggles to adjust to normal life, due to his discipline and training and is soon tracked down by the terrorist fanatic and his men, out to settle a score. See more »


At least once, Shelley Duvall's character is referred to as 'Shelley' rather than 'Jenny' in the film. See more »


Shep Ramsey: [awoken by the sounds of people chattering all over] Quiet!
[chattering stops, with the exception of a cricket chirping]
Shep Ramsey: [to the cricket] Hey!
[chirping stops]
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Written by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch
Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band
Courtesy of Rhino Records
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intergalactic warrior spends a few weeks on earth
18 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

This was one of my favorite movies as a child, and it still is. If you are willing to set aside your critical attitude and accept this movie for what it is- a funny, escapist entertainer- then you will love this movie.

I won't summarize the movie, since other comments have dealt adequately with it. Let me just say that Suburban Commando has a great plot, is very well-written, and delivers in both the comedy and action departments. It is also definitely the best Hulk Hogan movie (I say this after watching the horrible Mr. Nanny).

It's been 17 years already, Hulk, how long do we have to wait for Suburban Commando 2?!

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