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Dennis the Menace (1993)

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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.

Director:

Nick Castle

Writers:

Hank Ketcham (characters), John Hughes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Matthau ... Mr. Wilson
Mason Gamble ... Dennis Mitchell
Joan Plowright ... Martha Wilson
Christopher Lloyd ... Switchblade Sam
Lea Thompson ... Alice Mitchell
Robert Stanton ... Henry Mitchell
Amy Sakasitz ... Margaret Wade
Kellen Hathaway Kellen Hathaway ... Joey
Paul Winfield ... Chief of Police
Natasha Lyonne ... Polly
Devin Ratray ... Mickey
Hank Johnston Hank Johnston ... Gunther
Melinda Mullins Melinda Mullins ... Andrea
Billie Bird ... Edith Butterwell
Bill Erwin ... Edward Little
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for comedic mischief | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dennis See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$51,270,765

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,300,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bea Arthur was considered for Mrs. Wilson. See more »

Goofs

When Dennis is in the bathroom squirting out the nasal spray, the toothpaste on his chin vanishes and then comes back again See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in CSI: NY: Commuted Sentences (2007) See more »

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Don't Hang Up
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My 4th grade class gives this film 20 thumbs up!
1 June 2005 | by mdm-11See all my reviews

I remember growing up with "Dennis The Menace" TV re-runs. I loved the black & white sit-com, but this 1990s movie version almost tops it! That lovable sling-shot-toting kid with the cowlick is an unlikely "menace" to retired postman Mr. Wilson, who wants nothing more than to be left alone. Dennis Mitchell always seeks out Mr. Wilson's company, but each time disaster strikes, usually causing harm to property or Mr. Wilson (sometimes both). Mrs. Wilson adores Dennis and often volunteers to watch him when the Mitchell's list of possible baby-sitters is exhausted.

There is a sub-plot with a "bad guy" who, of course gets "fixed" by our hero. This is the perfect family movie. It's funny, sweet and makes you feel good when it's through. I showed this video to my 4th grade class (as a reward). I never saw a group of 10 year-olds enjoy a film like they did this one. Enjoy this wonderful film again and again, it's a gem!


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