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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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No home should be without one. 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

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Shep Ramsey: They're here.
Charlie Wilcox: Who's here?
Shep Ramsey: A couple of leeches that make their living of the blood of others.
Charlie Wilcox: Investment bankers?
Shep Ramsey: Bounty hunters!
Charlie Wilcox: Bounty hunters? You mean from up there?
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Referenced in Starters: Ditto Disaster (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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Not That Bad
26 May 2001 | by aesgaard41See all my reviews

I'm not a science fiction fan, but I like this movie. I may be biased as a Hulk Hogan fan, but this is my favorite of his films. A lot of it is pretty dumb and borders on the absurd, but the best and funniest scenes are his trying to fit in on Earth, and the odd partnership between him and straight-laced Christopher Lloyd. Accepting Hogan too quickly as the space hero he is, Lloyd gets to play one harried husband with a spaced out wife played by Shelley Duvall. Larry Miller, funny as he is, is annoying as the boss, but Jack Elam is wasted as a shell-shocked neighbor in a neighborhood of wierdos. Roy Dotrice has an unexpected cameo, but the worst part of the movie is the unconvincing villain who comes across as a kiddie show bad guy. Two of Hogan's wrestling cronies play bounty hunters who take part in a cartoonish John-and-Larry fight scene. Altogether, the movie has a lot of faults, but few really good scenes.


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