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Suburban Commando (1991)

aka Suburban Commando

"The Wilcoxes were having some problems around the neighborhood... until the ultimate security system landed in their backyard."

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Details: 88 mins · English · PG (USA)

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Cast:

Small Shep Ramsey
Small Charlie Wilcox
Small Jenny Wilcox
Small Adrian Beltz
No_movie_poster Gen. Suitor
No_movie_poster Margie Tanen
Small Col. Dustin 'Dusty' McHowell
Small Zanuck
No_movie_poster Knuckles
No_movie_poster Mark Wilcox
Small Hutch
No_movie_poster Theresa Wilcox
No_movie_poster Deak
No_movie_poster Ringo
No_movie_poster President Hashina
Small Little Girl

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No_movie_poster Frank A. Cappello Screenplay
No_movie_poster Deborah Moore Executive Producer
Small Hulk Hogan Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Burt Kennedy Director
No_movie_poster Bernd Heinl Director of Photography
No_movie_poster David Michael Frank Original Music Composer
No_movie_poster Terry Stokes Editor
No_movie_poster Kevin Moreton Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Howard Gottfried Producer

Taglines:

"The Wilcoxes were having some problems around the neighborhood... until the ultimate security system landed in their backyard."

"Right suburb. Wrong planet."

Plot:

Interstellar warrior Shep Ramsey (Hulk Hogan) is on a mission to capture intergalactic despot General Suitor (William Ball). The general kidnapped President Hashina, the ruler of an entire planet. Shep boards Suitor's flagship but is unable to rescue Hashina, who is killed by Suitor. The general then turns into a berserk reptilian alien after being wounded. Shep barely escapes, but is able to blow up the ship as he does so.

Due to his failure in saving the President, Shep's superior officer (Roy Dotrice) suggests that he is "stressed out" and should take a vacation. Annoyed, Shep accidentally smashes his control systems and is forced to crash land on Earth. He will have to stay until his spaceship repairs itself. He has little knowledge of Earth's customs, and his temper and sense of justice causes problems with everyone he meets, especially a mime artist he frequently runs into and tries to help such as getting him out of his 'invisible box'.

Charlie Wilcox (Christopher Lloyd) is a weak-willed architect working for the fawning and hypocritical Adrian Beltz (Larry Miller). His wife Jenny (Shelley Duvall) unsuccessfully encourages him to stand up for himself. In order to help out financially, she rents out Charlie's hobby shed as a vacation cabin, which Shep leases. Shep's appearance and behaviour makes Charlie nervous and he begins to spy on his guest. He soon discovers Shep's advanced equipment. He turns the equipment on, not knowing that the power sources are traceable and it's whereabouts are now being tracked by Suitor's men. They send a pair of intergalactic bounty hunters after Shep. Shep also requires several rare crystals to fix his ship, the closest samples of which can be found in Beltz's office. Charlie helps Shep get into his boss's office during a party, but then the bounty hunters corner them. After winning a furious fight, Shep and Charlie head home to repair the ship.

After the bounty hunters' defeat, Suitor, who had escaped the destruction of his ship, comes to Earth. He takes Charlie's family hostage, forcing Charlie to lead him to Shep. Suitor begins torturing Shep, enjoying himself before he kills the warrior. Finding his courage, Charlie injures Suitor, who then turns into his monstrous form. Physically outmatched, Shep is forced to set his ship to self-destruct and he and Charlie manage to escape the ship's explosion, which destroys Suitor for good.

Shep leaves Earth using the bounty hunters' ship. He takes Beltz's secretary, Margie, with him, hoping for a quiet family life. Charlie, though, has become bolder from his experiences; he appears in Beltz's office the following morning, yelling at his boss in front of witnesses, and finally quits his thankless job. Later Charlie solves his final problem by using one of Shep's weapons to destroy an annoying set of traffic lights that never changed at the right time and receives cheers from the other motorists.

Release Dates:

DVD : 2002-09-03

DVD : 2006-01-31