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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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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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$51,270,765 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When the policeman drives up to Switchblade Sam he is clearly in the driver's seat. Then he is suddenly in the passenger seat when he calls Switchblade over. In the next view he is then out of the car on the driver's side again. See more »

Quotes

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

Featured in Shameful Sequels: Dennis the Menace (2015) 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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If you don't find this hilarious, you don't appreciate genius
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Nick Castle's directing is amazing. The timing, the perfect camera angles, the rapport between the cast, and much more, are just remarkable. This little boy, Mason Gamble (who won the Young Artist Award for Best Youth Actor Leading Role in a Motion Picture Comedy in this film) is amazing at such a young age. This movie brings the comic strip alive MUCH better than the old TV show ever did. Jerry Goldsmith's music is perfect, Walter Matthau perfectly portrays the grumpy old Mr. Wilson in a way he couldn't even achieve in Grumpy Old Men. In fact, I have no problem proclaiming he has never been funnier. Christopher Lloyd is pure genius as an evil thief. I won't spoil it at all, but trust me when I say that Dennis the Menace manages make life miserable for Mr. Wilson and others, and comes out squeaky clean, as a child hero like him must. WATCH IT, BE IN A GOOD MOOD, AND YOU WILL LLOOVVEE IT! (Of course, if you naturally just don't like one of the actors in the movie or come with some other sort of bias, I can't help you.)


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