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Suburban Commando (1991)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Family  |  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 <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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In a galaxy not so far far away... The greatest warrior in the galaxy Shep Ramsay has he continues to face the forces of evil, now embarks on his greatest adventure on the planet Earth, as he goes to live among the Wilcox family, as well as going up against his arch enemy General Suitor. See more »


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4 October 1991 (USA)  »

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Urban Commando  »

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The film was originally titled "Urban Commando" was not an sci-fi film and was to had starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, which Arnold Schwarzenegger starred as an ultra tough elite commando who goes to stay with a family in the suburbs, whilst on a mission concerning a terrorist mastermind. See more »

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

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[Shep catches a little girl who went airborne when he tried to get her cat out of a tree]
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Almost Like Paradise
Written and Produced by David Michael Frank and Robert Jason
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Amusing
22 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sweet and amusing. Maybe you need to watch it when you're very, very tired, like Mr. Hulot's Holiday. Or maybe the ideal venue would be a crowded matinée showing packed with teenagers just out of school, like PeeWee's Big Adventure. I dunno, I smiled a lot - the script was self-consciously corny and silly, but very well-done silly. Or maybe you need an IQ temporarily 30 points lower than your best shot. Can't help thinking that if you liked Harold and Maude or Ferris Buehler or Stripes or (parts of) Caddyshack (cut to Carl Spackler), you'd be amused, too. In the immortal words of Jean-Paul Sartre, "Au revoir, goph...uh, aliens."


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