5.6/10
51,938
68 user 23 critic

Dennis the Menace (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 25 June 1993 (USA)
Trailer
0:31 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC
When his parents have to go out of town, Dennis stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who's arrived in town.

Director:

Nick Castle

Writers:

Hank Ketcham (characters), John Hughes
Reviews
Popularity
3,366 ( 414)
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A rich young boy finds his family targeted in an inside job and must use his cunning to save them.

Director: Donald Petrie
Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Edward Herrmann, John Larroquette
Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

After a failed attempt to find the perfect birthday present for Mr Wilson, the mischievous little terror, Dennis, tries to save him from a pair of swindlers and their bogus youth remedies. Will he manage to keep their friendship strong?

Director: Charles T. Kanganis
Stars: Don Rickles, George Kennedy, Justin Cooper
Beethoven (1992)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen.

Director: Brian Levant
Stars: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones
Problem Child (1990)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young boy is just short of a monster. He is adopted by a loving man and his wacky wife. The laughs keep coming as the boy pushes them to the limits.

Director: Dennis Dugan
Stars: Michael Oliver, John Ritter, Jack Warden
Free Willy (1993)
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale.

Director: Simon Wincer
Stars: Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Michael Madsen
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

In a parallel modern-day Stone Age world, a working-class family, the Flintstones, are set up for an executive job. But they learn that money can't buy happiness.

Director: Brian Levant
Stars: John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Rosie O'Donnell
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Beethoven, the St. Bernard dog, becomes a father, but his girlfriend Missy is dognapped, and his puppies are in danger of the same fate.

Director: Rod Daniel
Stars: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Nicholle Tom
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After three kidnappers lose the baby they have kidnapped, both the cops and kidnappers go looking for the baby.

Director: Patrick Read Johnson
Stars: Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Mantegna, Joe Pantoliano
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An evil high-fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies in order to make an extravagant fur coat, but instead creates an extravagant mess.

Director: Stephen Herek
Stars: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The Szalinski family is back, this time hilarious disaster strikes when an experiment causes their new toddler son to grow many stories tall.

Director: Randal Kleiser
Stars: Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Robert Oliveri
Flubber (1997)
Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An absent-minded professor discovers "flubber," a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.

Director: Les Mayfield
Stars: Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald
Blank Check (1994)
Comedy | Crime | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young boy inadvertently gains possession of a check for one million dollars, which he proceeds to spend, unaware that the gangsters it belongs to are in pursuit.

Director: Rupert Wainwright
Stars: Brian Bonsall, Karen Duffy, James Rebhorn
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Matthau ... Mr. Wilson
Mason Gamble ... Dennis Mitchell
Joan Plowright ... Martha Wilson
Christopher Lloyd ... Switchblade Sam
Lea Thompson ... Alice Mitchell
Robert Stanton ... Henry Mitchell
Amy Sakasitz ... Margaret Wade
Kellen Hathaway Kellen Hathaway ... Joey
Paul Winfield ... Chief of Police
Natasha Lyonne ... Polly
Devin Ratray ... Mickey
Hank Johnston ... Gunther
Melinda Mullins Melinda Mullins ... Andrea
Billie Bird ... Edith Butterwell
Bill Erwin ... Edward Little
Edit

Storyline

Everyone's favorite kid from the comics is back. When his parents have to go out of town, he stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who's arrived in town. Written by Brian W. Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He's armed... He's adorable... And he's out of school for the entire summer. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for comedic mischief | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

25 June 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dennis See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,331,139, 27 June 1993

Gross USA:

$51,270,765

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,270,765
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Henry's (Dennis's father) car is a, 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier RS. See more »

Goofs

Shortly after George places the lid on the barbecue, the paint catches on fire, even if he didn't notice straight away, he would have had to at some point. And how does the chicken stay intact? Surely it should have been charred. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dennis: Hey, Mr. Wilson!
See more »

Crazy Credits

There's a scene during the credits with Dennis and Andrea, at his mum's work. See more »


Soundtracks

A String of Pearls
Written by Jerry Gray
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
Courtesy of the RCA/Bluebird Records Label of BMG Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Better than I expected
9 July 1999 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

With John Hughes writing the script for yet another family movie, I expected something stupid. Actually, it was much better than I expected. Mason Gamble and Walter Matthau are excellent in their roles, and John Hughes wrote their characters both true to the comic and believable in live action. There are a number of heartwarming and touching scenes as well.

Two things severely hurt this movie, however:

(1) The HOME ALONE slapstick gags. Not only am I tired of this, but seeing them applied to an elderly man make them very disturbing.

(2) The Switchblade Sam character. He's extremely psychotic, and doesn't fit in the general tone of the movie. He's so vicious, he actually tries to murder Dennis at one point! (i thought this was a family movie!)


8 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 68 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed