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Dennis the Menace (1987)

The lives of young Dennis Mitchell, his family, and friends are turned upside down after he finds a dinosaur bone in his backyard and it catches of the attention of a famous paleontologist.


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Russell Alexander Russell Alexander ... Phil Sanchez
John Alvin ... Mr. Bonfigli
Gregory A. Belitz Gregory A. Belitz ... Angry Tourist
Zachary Bostrom ... Peewee
Robert Clotworthy ... Tom
Victor DiMattia ... Dennis Mitchell
Patricia Estrin ... Alice Mitchell
John Paul Gamoke ... Male Tourist
Patsy Garrett Patsy Garrett ... Mrs. Martha Wilson
Jim Jansen ... Henry Mitchell
Michael Joiner ... Police Officer
Teri La Porte Teri La Porte ... Female Tourist
Jarrett Lennon Jarrett Lennon ... Joey
Susan Mackin Susan Mackin ... Meta Flannagan
Molly Morgan ... Gina


This movie puts Henk Ketcham's comic figure 'Dennis' into real life: While digging in his front garden, Dennis finds a big bone. To prove it's from a dinosaur, he persudades his father to invite an old buddy of him, Bowen Skyler III, who's a famous 'dinosaur hunter'. Being desperate for publicity, Skyler informs press and television... and starts a paleontologic dig in their front garden! Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Release Date:

11 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dennis the Menace: Dinosaur Hunter See more »

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When Margaret says she bought a new doll and even named it Dennis, the doll in question is a redressed My Buddy doll. See more »


[At the museum]
Dennis Mitchell: Neato! Look at all these bones, what's this one called dad?
Henry Mitchell: It's an Allosaurus.
Dennis Mitchell: Alicesaurus, did you hear that mom? They named that one after you.
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6 August 1999 | by Pat-88See all my reviews

You're better off with the 1993's Dennis the Menace. This one was so bad, it make Dennis the Menace: Strikes Back and the 1993 version look like American movie classics. PLEASE AVOID THIS MOVIE AT ALL COSTS!!!! There's much better movies out there than this stupid pile of bones.

I give it No Stars

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