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Dennis the Menace (1993)

 -  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 »

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for comedic mischief | See all certifications »

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25 June 1993 (USA)  »

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£4,122,233 (UK) (17 September 1993)
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Trivia

20,000 children auditioned for the part of Dennis. Ten of them were selected to test the role with Walter Matthau. In the end, Mason Gamble got it. See more »

Goofs

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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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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Uneven with it's story, but not as bad as some say it is
29 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are some things that went wrong with this film and I never read the comic strip, but I don't think it's as bad as everyone says it is. I'll start off with the positives.

The acting on the whole isn't that bad. Walter Matthau did a good job as Mr. Wilson as did Robert Stanton, Lea Thompson and Joan Plowright, but I think that Mason Gamble steals the show as the most likable title character who got the personality and characterization right. Even his chemistry with Walter Matthau was decent. Also, Christopher Lloyd was very sinister as the main villain and he steals the show as well. The scenery is nice and it has some nice cinematography. I also liked the music from Jerry Goldsmith. Not the best here, but still worth listening.

However, the story, while having its nice moments, falls into the predictable zone and the script feels flat and would've been so much better. Some of the humor gave me some chuckles (Dennis causing some trouble to Mr. Wilson and the baked beans farting scene), but some of them lacked wit and the pacing was very mediocre.

Overall, uneven with it's story and pacing, but not as bad as some say it is. I'm giving this a 6/10 because of it's likable cast and some nice scenery.


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