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Mr. Nanny (1993)

A former professional wrestler is hired to be the bodyguard/nanny for a couple of bratty kids whose inventor father is being stalked by a rival.

Director:

Michael Gottlieb
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Afa Anoai ... Self (as Afa 'Alfa' Anoai)
Ed Leslie ... Self (as Brutus Beefcake)
Butch Brickell Butch Brickell ... Phone Man
James Coffey ... Repo Man
Dondi Dahlin Dondi Dahlin ... Receptionist
Dennis Deveaugh Dennis Deveaugh ... Guard #2
Kelly Erin Kelly Erin ... Nanny (as Kelly Erin-Welton)
Danny Fotou Danny Fotou ... Bully #2
Robert Hy Gorman ... Alex Mason, Jr. (as Robert Gorman)
Sherman Hemsley ... Burt Wilson
Joe Hess Joe Hess ... Guard #3
Hulk Hogan ... Sean Armstrong (as Terry 'Hulk' Hogan)
John F. Hoye John F. Hoye ... Guard #4
David Johansen ... Tommy Thanatos
Peter Kent ... Wolfgang
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Storyline

A friend persuades the former wrestling star Sean to do a job as bodyguard for the two kids of top manager Frank Mason - someone is threatening him to get the plans for a secret micro chip. But when Sean arrives at his house it turns out that he'll not only have to bodyguard the spoiled brats, but also be their nanny, since they again scared away their former one. From then on he's occupied more protecting himself from the kids than them from the villain. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He's big, he's bad and he's babysitting. He doesn't stand a chance.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for comic action and mild language | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally the title of the movie was slated to be "Rough Stuff", also the title of the theme song. It was later changed to "Mr. Nanny". See more »

Quotes

Sean Armstrong: [Corinne almost hacks off Sean's hand for touching her pie] Nice shot.
Corinne: What do you mean nice? I was aiming for your wrist, what are you doing in my kitchen?
Sean Armstrong: I'm Sean Armstrong, the bodyguard.
Corinne: Mr. Nanny!
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Alternate Versions

Although the cinema version was intact the 1993 UK video was cut by 18 secs by the BBFC to re-edit a scene where Armstrong is electrocuted by the children while taking a shower. See more »


Soundtracks

ATTITUDE DUDE
Performed by M.C. 12 Steps
Written by David Johansen and Brian Koonin
Published by Buster Poindexter Inc. & Eggplant Music
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User Reviews

 
Has its odd appeal
14 July 2006 | by guyfromjerzeeSee all my reviews

I caught this movie on HBO early morning one day, so I decided to give it a look. My opinion of the movie has definitely faltered since I watched it back in grade school, but at the same time it maintained my interest for the entire hour and a half. To be fair, a goofy comedy like this is aimed primarily towards children. That is not "totally" an excuse, but you can't view this movie in the same way you'd view "Citizen Kane." Hulk Hogan is no great actor. He can't even bump his head on a kitchen cabinet convincingly. But as mediocre as his talent is, he is somewhat fun to watch. It wouldn't be as funny to see an actor half his size in a ballerina outfit. But Hulkster doesn't give the worst performance. The film's weakest link is the disgustingly over-the-top performance by Buster Poindexter's David Johansen. It's no mystery why he's box office poison (i.e.: "Car 54, Where Are You," "Freejack"). Sherman Helmsley is completely over-the-top as well, but at least he provides some funny moments. Most of the jokes are lame and predictable, but if you're looking for mindless family fun, you can do a lot worse than "Mr. Nanny." But I enjoyed "Suburban Commando" a lot more. At least in that movie, the Hulkster had a talented actor like Christopher Lloyd to feed off.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

8 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rough Stuff See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,853,647, 10 October 1993

Gross USA:

$4,348,572

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,348,572
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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