Suburban Commando (1991)

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Wrestling hero Hulk Hogan headlines this fantasy as a muscular intergalactic superhero who lands on Earth to take a much-needed vacation from constantly battling to save the universe. Unfortunately, he isn't there long before he is helping out a troubled suburban family.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Studio:
Sony Video Software

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Cast

Hulk Hogan
as Shep Ramsey
Christopher Lloyd
as Charlie Wilcox
Larry Miller
as Adrian Beltz
Shelley Duvall
as Jenny Wilcox
William Ball
as Gen. Suitor
JoAnn Dearing
as Margie Tanen
Jo Ann Dearing
as Margie Tanen
Jack Elam
as Col. Dustin McHowell
Roy Dotrice
as Zanuck
Michael Faustino
as Mark Wilcox
Tony Longo
as Knuckles
Laura Mooney
as Theresa Wilcox
Nick Eldredge
as President Hashina
Vincent Hammond
as Mutant Suitor
Duane Taniguchi
as Yamakawa
Christopher Neame
as Commander
Tony Epper
as Teeth
John Furlong
as Official
Ellis Edwards
as Punk #1
Keith Campbell
as Punk #2
Michael Ballew
as Car Fanatic #1
Dave Efron
as Car Fanatic #2
Marc Miles
as Mailman
Will Miles
as Paperboy
Elisabeth Moss
as Little Girl
Sumant
as Store Owner
Tom Morga
as Mime
Louan Gideon
as Woman at Vending Machine
Sparkle
as Woman at Fruitstand
Billy Williams
as Bystander
Pat Millicano
as Man with Dog
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Critic Reviews for Suburban Commando

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
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Goofy '90s Hulk Hogan comedy has lots of slapstick violence.

Full Review… | September 8, 2015
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Suburban Commando

Holy tight ass spandex Batman! a vehicle all for Hulk Hogan! luckily Christopher Lloyd is there to save the day kinda. A alien warrior that oddly enough looks exactly like a human being must save Earth and the universe from another set of aliens who also happen to look exactly like Human beings! what are the odds?. So for better of worse Hogan is an alien that is basically space Rambo, he wears unconvincing plastic looking armour and carries unconvincing plastic looking weapons with flashing lights on them. It all looks like its been made by a fan for a comicbook convention, basically very good cosplay. The film also kicks off with a pretty bland looking 'Star Wars' rip or homage however you wanna look at it. Its virtually shot for shot as a huge lumbering spacecraft slowly glides over the top of your screen like the Star Destroyer in 'A New Hope'. We then see a pretty terrible looking space battle with familiar looking laser shots all over and the intro of the supreme bad guy who is a short bald human. Maybe a bit of 'Spaceballs' going on there, mirroring Rick Moranis. Most of this film comprises of small action and comedy sketches set up for Hogan to abuse with his big frame. So you get various silly scenes where he beats up bad guys, stops petty crimes, helps kids, helps old ladies, the odd pratfall and goofiness due to his super strength etc...its all very predictable and childish but then it is a kids flick. In all honesty Hogan is a reasonable comedy actor and does ham it up nicely, he is also clearly great with kids which is nice and adds a genuine gentle touch to the films infantile bits. The best part of the film is the pretty sweet alien monster costume which appear when the bad guy transforms (yep he was a nasty alien creature all along). This suit is actually pretty scary for a kids flick which isn't surprising seeing as its a Steve Johnson creation. Other than that the rest of the effect are tacky as hell but that does kinda add to the charm I can't deny. A typical low budget looking B-movie affair that didn't really do anything other than give Hogan some work to do. but despite that it is a warm fuzzy little flick with a good heart.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

Yuck yuck yuck, I'm laughing at what a joke this movie was.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

½

A fun but silly movie.

Jason Spencer
Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

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