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Dennis the Menace (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 25 June 1993 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Nick Castle

Writers:

Hank Ketcham (characters), John Hughes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Matthau ... Mr. Wilson
Mason Gamble ... Dennis Mitchell
Joan Plowright ... Martha Wilson
Christopher Lloyd ... Switchblade Sam
Lea Thompson ... Alice Mitchell
Robert Stanton ... Henry Mitchell
Amy Sakasitz ... Margaret Wade
Kellen Hathaway Kellen Hathaway ... Joey
Paul Winfield ... Chief of Police
Natasha Lyonne ... Polly
Devin Ratray ... Mickey
Hank Johnston Hank Johnston ... Gunther
Melinda Mullins Melinda Mullins ... Andrea
Billie Bird ... Edith Butterwell
Bill Erwin ... Edward Little
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for comedic mischief | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

25 June 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dennis See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$51,270,765

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,300,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mr. Wilson's car is a, 1990 Mercury Grand Marquis. See more »

Goofs

When Dennis is in the bathroom squirting out the nasal spray, the toothpaste on his chin vanishes and then comes back again See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dennis: Hey, Mr. Wilson!
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Crazy Credits

There's a scene during the credits with Dennis and Andrea, at his mum's work. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Roundhouse: Gang Violence (1993) 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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The worst movie I have ever seen.
5 January 2000 | by Warlock-5See all my reviews

You read the summary correctly. This movie is worse than Plan 9 From Outer Space, Halloween 6 or (dare I say it) Leonard Part 6. Never again will I subject myself to such torture. This movie really p***ed me off. The little b*****d does unholy things to adults and gets away with it. He nearly kills Mr Wilson on several occasions and is forgiven for all of them. He ruins what must be hundreds of dollars worth of catered food and is forgiven. He causes Mr Wilson to miss an event which he has waited 40 years for. And when he goes missing, I really hoped that Switchblade Sam would take him away forever. But no, John Hughes once again lets loose with the "Home Alone" style violence and we're supposed to laugh. I didn't. This movie is the worst influence on children. Dennis carries around an illegal weapon and nearly kills people when he uses it. The violence level is very high for a kiddie movie. Warner Bros. Family Entertainment? I don't think so. I rather spend my time watching the horror version, "Mikey", it's much more violent, but not nearly as disturbing.


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