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Dennis the Menace (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 25 June 1993 (USA)
When his parents have to go out of town, Dennis stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who's arrived in town.

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Everyone's favorite kid from the comics is back. When his parents have to go out of town, he stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who's arrived in town. Written by Brian W. Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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America's classic kid in a classic comedy! See more »

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Rated PG for comedic mischief | See all certifications »

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$51,270,765 (USA)
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Edith Butterwell (Billie Bird) and Edward Little (Bill Erwin) had previously played together in Home Alone (1990). They can be seen as the two fumbling over their glasses announcing Mr. Wilson (Walter Matthau) as the host for that summer's Floraganza. In Home Alone (1990), they are the elderly couple, from whom Catherine O'Hara tries to barter tickets, in the airport. Both movies were written by John Hughes. See more »

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Switchblade Sam's (Christopher Lloyd) hair is obviously hair extensions. This is especially obvious when he is looking up at the tree house when Dennis and his friends are in it hammering nails. You can see a white line on his head of where they are attached. See more »

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[first lines]
Dennis: Hey, Mr. Wilson!
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Referenced in The Critic: Eyes on the Prize (1994) See more »

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Whatcha Know Joe
Written by James Young (as James Oliver Young)
Performed by Jo Stafford
Courtesy of Rod McKuen/Stanyan Records
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just good
19 August 2000 | by (Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film had a very good point : it stands on something solid, like the old TV serie and the comic strip. Some similar films don't have this, like these awful Home Alone movies.The film can also count on the talent of Mr. Matthau. He's ideal for playing Mr. Wilson. And the kid is very alright. Another good point is that the film do not have a great success and it provides us from those ugly sequels. Sometimes a bit violent, but in a comic strip way. Good fun!


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