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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.



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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 »


Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for comedic mischief | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 June 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dennis  »

Box Office


£4,122,233 (UK) (17 September 1993)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to Christopher Lloyd, after filming the scene where his character spears Gunther's apple with a knife and eats it, Hank Johnston, the young actor playing the role, was so frightened of Lloyd, that he wouldn't approach him afterwards on the set. See more »


When Mr. Wilson flinches from the tack taped to the doorbell button of Dennis' house, the button is not pressed enough to let it ring, but you hear the ringing. See more »


[first lines]
Dennis: Hey, Mr. Wilson!
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Referenced in Honest Trailers: Leprechaun (2015) See more »


A String of Pearls
Written by Jerry Gray
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
Courtesy of the RCA/Bluebird Records Label of BMG Music
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Good film work of the comic strip
15 July 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is without a doubt identical to the comic strip. The characters look exactly alike, especially Dennis's parents. And I don't think anyone could have played a better Mr. Wilson than Walter Mattau. This is what makes the movie so good. Another familiar actor is Christopher Lloyd (from the "Back to the Future" trilogy and "The Pagemaster) who plays the robber. I remember when I rented this at my local grocery store, I saw the scene where the robber kidnaps Dennis and ties him up. Then Dennis tells him the only right way to tie him up so that he won't be able to get away. The robber has handcuffs and the key falls into the beans he's cooking. Dennis is forced to feed the robber beans in order to find the key. After this the robber farts in the fire. This scene was cut when shown on TNT. Watch this movie and see for yourself how wonderful it is.

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