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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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$51,270,765

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$117,300,000
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The railroad featured in the film is the Elgin Joliet and Eastern. It's "J" logo can be seen on the nose of the locomotive during the night scene. See more »

Goofs

When Dennis sets the robber's pants on fire, the middle of the back of his pants smokes. When you see the robber's backside later, there's a burn hole on his right cheek, not on the middle. See more »

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[first lines]
Dennis: Hey, Mr. Wilson!
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Featured in Shameful Sequels: Dennis the Menace (2015) See more »

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Don't Hang Up
Written by Kal Mann and Dave Appell
Performed by The Orlons
By Arrangement with Abkco Records
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This movie is best compared to "Home Alone" and the better of the two.
11 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

I feel really badly that this movie is on the list of worst according to average vote. If you consider that it relies very much on slap-stick humour, which does not appeal to everyone, that might explain its poor showing.

The movie is best compared to "Home Alone." I feel it is by far the better of the two movies. Dennis is wide-eyed and innocent and the slap-stick scenarios are 'accidental' rather than contrived as in "Home Alone."

This is a movie that elderly parents can watch and be guaranteed to have a good time. It is also a movie that kids will love. If those in between can't appreciate it, that speaks a lot for their loss of innocence.


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