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Dennis the Menace Strikes Again! (1998)

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Hey, Mr. Wilson! It's another Dennis the Menace movie! The day starts out fine, it's Mr. Wilson's birthday and guess who shows up uninvited? Dennis and a few of his bug friends. After ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Rickles ... George Wilson
George Kennedy ... Grandpa
Justin Cooper ... Dennis Mitchell
Betty White ... Martha Wilson
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Professor
Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson ... Sylvester (as Carrot Top)
Dwier Brown ... Henry Mitchell
Heidi Swedberg ... Alice Mitchell
Keith Reece Keith Reece ... Gunther
Jacqueline Steiger ... Margaret
Danny Turner Danny Turner ... Joey
Alexa PenaVega ... Gina (as Alexa Vega)
Danny Breen Danny Breen ... Fireman #1
Brooke Candy Brooke Candy ... Girl At Diving Board
Tom Forrest Tom Forrest ... Driver
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Storyline

Hey, Mr. Wilson! It's another Dennis the Menace movie! The day starts out fine, it's Mr. Wilson's birthday and guess who shows up uninvited? Dennis and a few of his bug friends. After getting a cake in the face and falling down the stairs in a wagon, Mr. Wilson wishes Dennis had another old man to bother. His prayers are answered when Dennis' grandfather comes over announcing he's gonna move in! So once again all is fine until Mr. Wilson finds out he's getting old and Grandpa can do everything better than Mr.Wilson. One day at an amusement park, Mr. Wilson meets The Professor and his assistant Sylvester who claim to be specialists in making people younger--for a price. It's a scam but Mr. Wilson is to naive to know. Well the first few attempts at decreasing Mr. Wilson's age fail, thanks to Dennis. Mr. Wilson tries to do things better than Grandpa when he follows them to the swimming pool but he fails. But it's young Dennis who catches the swindlers at their own game when Wilson wants ... Written by Anonymous

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Family | Comedy

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G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dennis the Menace 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Color
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Trivia

Don Rickles last live-action film before his death in 2017. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double when Mr. Wilson falls off the scaffold and lands in a wheelbarrow. See more »

Quotes

Grandpa: I was just trying to help.
George Wilson: [groans] That's what Dennis always says.
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Follows Dennis the Menace (1986) See more »

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Classy production for the kids
13 April 2002 | by kellyadmirerSee all my reviews

This is a cute, good-natured take on the Dennis the Menace story. You have vivid cinematography and appropriate directing/editing, some fine veteran actors doing their bits with utter comic professionalism, and amusing situations. It is all light-hearted, the villains are simply played for laughs (they could have given the Carrot guy more to do), and Don Rickles manages to keep his hammy tendencies under control. To take this seriously or think this is anything more than a vehicle for everyone to have fun is to miss the whole point - there is a definite place for films like this.

Most of all, it is simply nice seeing some familiar faces better known from many, many other roles and venues just buckling down and giving amusing performances that are just right for the characters. Come on, where else are you going to see ol' Don Rickles leap off a diving board or hang from a roof or have a hockey puck stuck in his mouth?

Kids (at least the ones I know) enjoy the Walter Matthau version, and they should this one, too. It is a family show that showcases the adorableness of all involved with tongue-in-cheek shenanigans and knowing silliness. Personally, I think Rickles is better suited to the Wilson role simply because he is inherently hammier and better supplied with expressions of pain and frustration (which are called for constantly in this role). The Matthau version was fine, too, just a little less saccharine and clearly intended for theaters. This no doubt intentionally plays like a tv movie, but a very good one.

A classy production in the Disney channel mold with no pretensions, perfect for family viewing.


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