Dennis the Menace [10th Anniversary] [DVD] [1993]

  • SKU: 4225077
  • Release Date: 11/13/2007
  • Rating: PG
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (47 out of 47)

Special Features


  • TV special: A Menace Named Dennis
  • Making-of featurette
  • Memories of a Menace, a 10-years-later visit with Mason Gamble
  • Conversations with Walter Matthau and John Hughes
  • Trailers of this and Dennis the Menace Strikes Again
  • Enhanced features for your DVD-ROM PC: Garbage Contraption game and more

Synopsis


Dennis the Menace
John Hughes continues the trend he began with the Home Alone series in Dennis the Menace, the Hughes-scripted film version of Hank Ketcham's long-running comic strip, cartoon show, and television comedy. The film opens as Dennis (Mason Gamble) is seen careening down a sidewalk in a beautiful and idealistic suburban town on his training-wheeled bike -- cans on string clattering behind him, baseball cards flapping in the spokes of the wheel, his red wagon filled to the brim and his dog following him. "Hey! Mister Wilson!" he screams and slams his bike to a halt in front of his much put-upon neighbor, Mr. Wilson (Walter Matthau). Half of the film concerns vignettes of small-town Hank Ketcham life as Dennis' mom Alice (Lea Thompson) starts a new job, Dennis stays over at his friend Margaret's (Amy Sakasitz) house, and Mr. Wilson and his gentle, well-meaning wife, Martha (Joan Plowright), mind Dennis during the night of a big garden party. Through all this, Dennis continually gets into Mr. Wilson's hair. But then the Home Alone plot kicks in -- with an unsubtle dose of O. Henry -- when Switchblade Sam (Christopher Lloyd) makes an appearance. Switchblade Sam is a homeless drifter who combs the neighborhood stealing purses and small home items. But when Switchblade Sam steals Mr. Wilson's collection of gold coins, Dennis comes to the rescue and inflicts Dennis the Menace-type tortures upon the thief in order to reclaim the coins for Mr. Wilson. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Walter Matthau
    Walter Matthau - Mr. Wilson
  • Mason Gamble
    Mason Gamble - Dennis Mitchell
  • Joan Plowright
    Joan Plowright - Mrs. Martha Wilson
  • Christopher Lloyd
    Christopher Lloyd - Switchblade Sam
  • Lea Thompson
    Lea Thompson - Alice Mitchell



Overall customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A favorite from my childhood!!

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    nitejonboy
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    I loveddddd this movie when I was a kid, it was so funny and charming and really fun. I found it on sale the other day at a bin in Best Buy and had to have it. If you have never seen it and have children, buy it, you will love it!! The late Walter Matthau is very endearing in it. It is clean and innocent, they don't make them like this anymore. Enjoy it!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great family movie

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    JHern
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    Used to have this DVD when my older boys were young. Repurchased this for my 5 year old. He loves it. In fact, my teenage boys will still sit and watch it too. Classic fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie for kids

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    Tracy
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    I ordered this to surprise my niece and nephew on a camping trip and they loved it!! They are 10 and 11 so great movie for kids. It also arrived in less than half the time quoted on the order.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this movie

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    browndog488

    I really liked this movie and I only just recently discovered that this was another John Hughes production. I generally do not like "family" movies but I definately like this one. This is a fun, well-made movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie!

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    jsw1996
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    This was a good movie! I got an excellent deal on it at Best Buy, and my kids like it. It's not necessarily my favorite, but it is still family-friendly and clean.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great comedy

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    sweetbori
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    Great childhood memories love to sit down with the family and enjoy movies that turn back time. Should continue selling for people of all ages.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic!

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    blkbeauty8403
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    A classic childhood movie!!! Dennis was such a mischievous little boy, lol

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious!

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    Noel
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    Watched this movie when I was just a kid and can't be more happy to relive those wonderful memories...

    I would recommend this to a friend



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