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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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The Wilcoxes were having some problems around the neighborhood... until the ultimate security system landed in their backyard. 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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Terry "Hulk" Hogan appeared on Good Morning Britain (1983) (TV Series) to promote the film. 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 »

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[Shep catches a little girl who went airborne when he tried to get her cat out of a tree]
Little Girl: Whoa! Thanks.
Shep Ramsey: Get a goldfish.
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References Ghostbusters (1984) 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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One of my favorite 1990s classics
20 January 2007 | by 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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