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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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The nursery rhyme, to which Dennis falls asleep, is "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod" by Eugene Field. See more »

Goofs

When Switchblade Sam takes an apple away from Gunther with his switchblade, the hand is obviously a fake plastic hand rather than the little boy's, as it wobbles when the switchblade makes contact with the apple. See more »

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[first lines]
Dennis: Hey, Mr. Wilson!
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Featured in Shameful Sequels: Dennis the Menace (2015) See more »

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Geeky Randy's summary
25 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cash-grab adaptation of Hank Ketcham's comic strip centered around a "mischievous" ("annoying" is a far better word) boy Gamble and cranky next door neighbor Matthau. Although one can find many issues with Gamble's portrayal of Dennis Mitchell—one being that the character just doesn't seem like a little boy of the 1990s—he and Matthau end up making a pretty decent duo; while Plowright, Stanton and Thompson all fit nicely into supporting roles. Perhaps the greatest thing about this movie is the chillingly disgusting drifter, played excellently by Christopher Lloyd, who creeps slowly through the cookie-cutter town like a python in a rose-garden. Lots of dull jokes, but the movie never ceases to be boring. Very anti-climatic. Followed by direct-to-video sequel and Saturday morning cartoon.

**½ (out of four)


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