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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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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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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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4 October 1991 (USA)  »

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Urban Commando  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$93,736, 23 June 1991, Limited Release

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$6,948,859
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The film was originally titled "Urban Commando", was not a science fiction film, and was to star Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, in which Schwarzenegger starred as an ultra tough elite commando who goes to stay with a family in the suburbs, while on a mission concerning a terrorist mastermind. See more »

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

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Shep Ramsey: I'm here to rent the apartment.
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Referenced in The Adventures of Pete & Pete: The Nightcrawlers (1993) 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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Great Fun Throughout
25 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

Out of all the movies Hulk Hogan has starred in this is probably my favourite.

Like I said on my summary, it is great fun throughout as Hogan plays intergalactic warrior Shep Ramsey who ends up on Earth after an encounter with evil villains. It is fun to see Shep adjusting to life on Earth (watch out for one scene where Shep locks a cruel dog owner in the back of a car and lets the dog go free)and to see him battle the evil bad guys who are after him (one of them played by Mark Callaway who is still wrestling as The Undertaker).

The dialogue is pretty good throughout the film and as usual, Hogan is playing a moralistic character. Shelley Winters and Christopher Lloyd do a fantastic job as well.

All in all, a great film and I just loved Shep Ramsey's suit in the movie.


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