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Dennis the Menace

Walter Matthau  Actor Mason Gamble  Actor Joan Plowright  Actor Christopher Lloyd  Actor Lea Thompson  Actor


MPAA Rating: PG
Contains:Suitable for Children

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Dennis the Menace

Theatrical Release Date: 1993 06 25 (USA)

UPC: 085391200239

Studio: Warner Home Video

MPAA Rating: PG   Contains:[Suitable for Children]

Summary: 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

Category: Comedy

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

Dennis the Menace

Format: DVD

Release Date: 11/13/2007

Audio: DDS Dolby Digital Surround

Runtime: 96 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,French,Spanish

Subtitles: English,French,Spanish

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Disc #1 -- Dennis the Menace
1. "Hey, Mr. Wilson!" (Credits) [3:04]
2. Well-Aimed Medicine [5:53]
3. A Menace [3:01]
4. Decorating Plans [4:44]
5. Evening the Odds [1:48]
6. Switchblade Sam [1:04]
7. Where Babies Come From [3:51]
8. Casing the Neighborhood [2:01]
9. Tastes Funny [3:54]
10. Fun After Dark [5:36]
11. Smile [4:19]
12. Eye of the Law [1:36]
13. Babysitter Blues [3:55]
14. All Figured Out [2:42]
15. The Medicine Chest [1:50]
16. Winken; Blinken and Nod [2:30]
17. Bathroom Triple Whammy [5:57]
18. The Attic [1:52]
19. Tragedy of Magnitude [2:32]
20. Cheek Pinchers; A Mistake [3:09]
21. No Use for Dennis [3:20]
22. Runaway; Second Thoughts [2:29]
23. Sam and His Hostage [3:29]
24. Doing It Dennis's Way [2:43]
25. Full of Beans [2:39]
26. Burning Sensation [2:59]
27. Catching a Train [2:52]
28. Our Dennis Mitchell [4:08]
29. The Unexpected [1:09]
30. End Credits [4:34]

Cast and Crew: Jerry Goldsmith  Composer (Music Score) 
John Hughes  Producer 
John Hughes  Screenwriter 
Richard Vane  Producer 
Nick Castle, Jr.  Director 
Ernest Chambers  Executive Producer 
Walter Matthau  Actor 
Mason Gamble  Actor 
Joan Plowright  Actor 
Christopher Lloyd  Actor 
Lea Thompson  Actor 
Robert Stanton  Actor 
Paul Winfield  Actor 
Amy Sakasitz  Actor 
Kellen Hathaway  Actor 
Janet Hirshenson  Actor 
Jane Jenkins  Actor 
Ben Stein  Actor 
Devin Ratray  Actor 
Melinda Mullins  Actor 
Billie Bird  Actor 
Bill Erwin  Actor 
Arnold Stang  Actor 
Daiana Campeanu  Actor 
Natasha Lyonne  Actor 

Country: USA