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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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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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Shep Ramsey was ordered to take a vacation on Earth. But was unprepared for suburban life on the planet Earth! 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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$6,948,859 (USA)
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The Disney cartoon Star vs. The Forces of Evil (2015) had the same premise as the film. The cartoon is about intergalactic warrior Star Butterfly living with the Diaz Earth when she arrives on Earth. See more »

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The game Ramsey and the kid play in the arcade is Afterburner, a jet combat game that contains no aliens, phasers, photons, anyone named Dragos or anything science fiction related. See more »

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Col. Dustin 'Dusty' McHowell: [after Charlie nearly gets run over by the punks in the Camaro] Weak strategy Wilcox! Should've opened the door wider, always deal from strength!
Charlie Wilcox: They would've ripped the door off Colonel!
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References Aliens (1986) See more »

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Its A Nice Place To Live (But I Wouldnt Want To Visit)
Written and Produced by David Michael Frank and Robert Jason
Performed by J-Rock featuring Hulk Hogan
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One of my favorite 1990s classics
20 January 2007 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie gets into my category of favorite classics of 1990s. Sure, it is more kids movie than even a family movie, and it can not compete with glowing old stream-liners like Back To The Future, not to mention recent Harry Potters, etc., still, it delivers the unique combination of funny comedy and warm atmosphere of kindness and personal achievement. You can rarely meet this combination in movies nowadays.

What I also like is that the struggle of good and evil is going on more realistic sci-fi level than usual (no mystically flying superheroes and other such things). And the Hulk Hogan's character is perfect for him. This movie is probably Hogan's best. Christopher Lloyd also performed great (as usual), and the acting of many supporting characters was solid good and fit the plot precisely.

So if you want the entertaining comedy for your family and you want to chuckle at some scenes for yourself, watch this movie. Hogan there looks like a big kind-hearted superhero uncle, so your kids will love him.


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