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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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He's armed... He's adorable... And he's out of school for the entire summer. 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

Lea Thompson and Christopher Lloyd both previously starred in the Back to the Future trilogy. 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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dennis: Hey, Mr. Wilson!
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Followed by Dennis the Menace Strikes Again! (1998) 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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*** out of ****
29 December 1998 | by (texas) – See all my reviews

"Dennis the Menace" is unique in its own way because it's observant. This movie made me laugh at stuff i've always laughed at and things i'd never thought I would laugh at. The film can be surprisingly innocent at times and sincere and heartwarming. And the kid who plays Dennis is a way better actor than Macaulay Culkin. I liked the film for its imagination and humor. A good film. I also liked how they showed Dennis trying to resist the temptation to do something bad but can't resist.


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