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Suburban Commando (1991)

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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Adrian Beltz
William Ball ...
Gen. Suitor
Jo Ann Dearing ...
Margie Tanen
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Col. Dustin 'Dusty' McHowell
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Zanuck
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Knuckles
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Mark Wilcox
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Hutch
Laura Mooney ...
Theresa Wilcox
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Deak
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Ringo
Nick Eldredge ...
President Hashina
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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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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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4 October 1991 (USA)  »

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Urban Commando  »

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$93,736 (USA) (23 June 1991)

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$6,948,859 (USA)
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WWE Wrestler Mark William "The Undertaker" Calaway appears in the film as one of the two bounty hunters sent by General Suitor to go after Ramsey, and shares a scene with Hulk Hogan, also a WWE Wrestler. See more »

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When Shep jumps in the air and lands on a skate board the following long shot clearly shows him to be standing on some sort of a platform supported by three large wheels. See more »

Quotes

Hutch: [in a kid's voice] You're a dead man, Ramsey.
Shep Ramsey: No wonder you guys don't talk.
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Mr. Nanny (2010) See more »

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Almost Like Paradise
Written and Produced by David Michael Frank and Robert Jason
Performed by Robert Jason
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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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