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Suburban Commando (1991)

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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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Burt Kennedy

Writer:

Frank A. Cappello (as Frank Cappello)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hulk Hogan ... Shep Ramsey
Christopher Lloyd ... Charlie Wilcox
Shelley Duvall ... Jenny Wilcox
Larry Miller ... Adrian Beltz
William Ball William Ball ... Gen. Suitor
Jo Ann Dearing Jo Ann Dearing ... Margie Tanen
Jack Elam ... Col. Dustin 'Dusty' McHowell
Roy Dotrice ... Zanuck
Tony Longo ... Knuckles
Michael Faustino Michael Faustino ... Mark Wilcox
Mark Calaway ... Hutch
Laura Mooney Laura Mooney ... Theresa Wilcox
Dennis Burkley ... Deak
Luis Contreras ... Ringo
Nick Eldredge Nick Eldredge ... President Hashina
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Storyline

Shep Ramsey is an interstellar hero, righting wrongs, et cetera. 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, with which he's staying, 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

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Urban Commando See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$93,736, 23 June 1991, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,948,859
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New Line Cinema See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A video game, based on the film, was released in 1993. In the game, you play Shep Ramsay and you shoot your way through asteroids, General Suitor's troopers, plant a bomb in General Suitor's ships, collect various parts for your ship on Earth, fight one of the bounty hunters, collect power crystals, and do battle with General Suitor. See more »

Goofs

Shep was somehow able to locate the apartment for rent by a single poster several blocks away, with the vaguest directions possible. It simply says, "Apartment for rent" accompanied by an arrow pointing in the general direction. See more »

Quotes

[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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Great Fun Throughout
25 June 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee 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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