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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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Right suburb. Wrong planet. 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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$93,736 (USA) (23 June 1991)

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$6,948,859 (USA)
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Originally titled "Urban Commando", and intended for Danny DeVito as Charlie Wilcox and Arnold Schwarzenegger as Shep Ramsey. When these two opted to make Twins (1988), the script was bought by New Line Cinema as the follow-up to their highly successful Hulk Hogan film, No Holds Barred (1989). See more »

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Whilst entertaining the Japanese businessmen, Beltz mentions that Nick Adams was in Rodan. This is untrue. Although the US version of Rodan was dubbed and featured some World War II stock footage at the beginning, there we no new scenes shot using American actors as with Godzilla, and certainly nothing involving Nick Adams. See more »

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Margie Tanen: Strike out?
Charlie Wilcox: I didn't even get up to bat.
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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Black Book
Written by Chip and Tony Kinman
Performed by Rank And File
Courtesy of Rhino Records
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Enjoyable, but cheesy
10 October 2001 | by (Montreal, QC) – See all my reviews

I was flipping through channels and noticed this movie giving, so I decided to see it. Noticing that the quality of the picture was pretty bad (it was on TV), I pretty much assumed that the film was an 1980's flick due to the poor effects (and also due to the fact that Hulk Hogan's in the movie). Imagine my surprise when I found out it was made in 1991!

I will admit... despite the overall cheesiness of the feature, despite the somewhat poor acting, despite the special effects being crap when compared to Star Trek VI (also released around 1991 if I'm not mistaken), I actually enjoyed it. The scenes where Hogan's character (an interstellar hero or something) makes a complete idiot of himself by trying to skateboard or when he whacks a paperboy with his own newspaper are pretty hilarious (some may beg to differ). Of course, the only good part is the one fight scene where Hogan is fighting with two cronies (who happen to be Undertaker and Ed Leslie a.k.a. Brutus Beefcake).

Suburban Commando is only worth watching if you're actually into this type of cheesiness. If you want a serious action movie, look somewhere else.


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