Dennis the Menace Collection [3 Discs] [DVD]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Dennis the Menace:
  • Hours of bonuses including the tv special A Menace Named Dennis, making-of featurette, converstations with Walter Matthau, John Hughes and Mason Gamble
  • Dennis the Menace Strikes Again:
  • Buggin' Margaret game
  • A Dennis the Menace Christmas:
  • Bloopers, outtakes, deleted scene, making-of, audio commentary with Robert Wagner (Mr. Wilson) and the director and video commentary with Dennis

Synopsis

Dennis the Menace Strikes Again
In this direct-to-video sequel to the 1993 movie Dennis the Menace (which was based on Hank Ketcham's long-running comic strip), mischievous youngster Dennis (Justin Cooper) wants to help his eternally frazzled next-door neighbor Mr. Wilson (Don Rickles) celebrate his birthday, but Mr. Wilson is already feeling his age, and the lively Dennis only makes Wilson feel that much older -- and the arrival of Dennis's spry Grandfather (George Kennedy) doesn't help. Eager to feel younger, Mr. Wilson soon falls prey to a con man (Carrot Top) who sells him a variety of bogus youth-restoring potions. Dennis the Menace Strikes Again also features Betty White as Mrs. Wilson, and Dwier Brown and Jaqueline Steiger as Dennis's parents. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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

A Dennis the Menace Christmas
Dennis the Menace Christmas is a live action holiday tale featuring the popular cartoon character and his annoyed neighbor Mr. Wilson. As the season approaches, each learns a valuable lesson about the true meaning of the holiday season. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Justin Cooper
    Justin Cooper - Dennis
  • Don Rickles
    Don Rickles - Mr. Wilson
  • George Kennedy
    George Kennedy - Dennis' Grandfather
  • Carrot Top
    Carrot Top
  • Betty White
    Betty White - Mrs. Wilson
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