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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mr. Wilson
... Dennis Mitchell
... Martha Wilson
... Switchblade Sam
... Alice Mitchell
... Henry Mitchell
... Margaret Wade
Kellen Hathaway ... Joey
... Chief of Police
... Polly
... Mickey
Hank Johnston ... Gunther
Melinda Mullins ... Andrea
... Edith Butterwell
... Edward Little
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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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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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Dennis  »

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$51,270,765

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,300,000
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Trivia

Leslie Nielsen was offered the role of Mr. Wilson, but he was committed to Surf Ninjas (1993) at the time, and was forced to turn it down. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Wilson flinches from the tack taped to the doorbell button of Dennis' house, the button is not pressed enough to let it ring, but you hear the ringing. See more »

Quotes

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

Featured in Shameful Sequels: Dennis the Menace (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

A String of Pearls
Written by Jerry Gray
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
Courtesy of the RCA/Bluebird Records Label of BMG Music
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My 4th grade class gives this film 20 thumbs up!
1 June 2005 | by See 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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