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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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In a galaxy not so far far away... The greatest warrior in the galaxy Shep Ramsay has he continues to face the forces of evil, now embarks on his greatest adventure on the planet Earth, as he goes to live among the Wilcox family, as well as going up against his arch enemy General Suitor. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Urban Commando See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,947,744, 6 October 1991

Gross USA:

$6,948,859

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,948,859
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Company Credits

Production Co:

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

Mark William "The Undertaker" Calaway accepted a role in this movie at the suggestion of Vince McMahon. The Undertaker had not debuted in the WWF during the time of the making of this movie, but Vince had high hopes for him. Vince planned to do with Hogan and Undertaker, what he did for Hogan and Zeus, by bringing into the WWF the villian of the film No Holds Barred (1989), which starred Hogan. However, that angle didn't do well, as Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr. (Zeus) was trained to become a wrestler after No Holds Barred (1989), and the angle quickly died away. Vince hoped that if this movie was a hit, then hopefully The Undertaker would become known well enough to attract audiences who wanted to see Hogan take on another movie villain, only this time the villian was a wrestler able to put on decent matches with Hogan. No mention of this movie was mentioned after The Undertaker debuted just before the film was released to theatres. 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 Ramsey: [awoken by the sounds of people chattering all over] Quiet!
[chattering stops, with the exception of a cricket chirping]
Shep Ramsey: [to the cricket] Hey!
[chirping stops]
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Bio-Dome (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Want To Party?
Written by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch
Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band
Courtesy of Rhino Records
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This has always been highly underrated
30 September 2001 | by jbanks1372See all my reviews

Many people tend to slam this movie, but I've always found it quite enjoyable. No, it would never win any prizes, but it's a decent piece of semi-mindless entertainment nonetheless. The strongest part of this is the supporting cast. Christopher Lloyd and Shelley Duvall rarely fail to deliver good performances, while the character of galactic-super-hero Shep Ramsey was tailor-made for Hogans over-the-top personality. Probably the only real reason this did as bad as it did is because it came out right after Hogans first and worst, No Holds Barred. No, this is far from being a great movie, but it's a decent one.


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