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
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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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Right suburb. Wrong planet. 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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Burt Kennedy's final film. See more »


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


Adrian Beltz: [Meeting with Japanese Businessmen] Look who's here! Welcome! Konichiwa! Konichiwa! Just trying to rival that celebrated Japanese sense of employee relations you people are born with or so it seems.
Zukaki: [speaking Japanese] I think I'm gonna hate this guy.
Kim: [Beltz doesn't speak Japanese and Kim translates] Uh, Mr. Zukaki says he is very impressed with your knowledge of his culture.
Zukaki: [to Kim in Japanese] Coward.
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it's actually watchable
25 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Silly, but watchable and amusing sci-fi/adventure is aimed mostly at kids but worth at least a look for adults. A fierce, intergalactic war hero travels through the universe battling the forces of evil. After an intense battle, his ship is damaged and he stops on planet Earth for a brief vacation. He settles in with an ideal suburban family, but his vacation is quickly cut short when his enemies eventually uncover his whereabouts. Requires a leap of faith, considering the film's setup and casting choices, but the effects are pretty good and Hogan's goofy antics and cheesy one-liners actually add amusement to the viewing experience. Good fun for the right audience. **½

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