Dennis the Menace

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Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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.
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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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2007
  • UPC: 085391200239
  • Original Release: 1993
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Anniversary Edition / Wide Screen
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,783

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Walter Matthau Mr. Wilson
Mason Gamble Dennis Mitchell
Joan Plowright Mrs. Martha Wilson
Christopher Lloyd Switchblade Sam
Lea Thompson Alice Mitchell
Robert Stanton Henry Mitchell
Paul Winfield Chief of Police
Amy Sakasitz Margaret Wade
Kellen Hathaway Joey
Billie Bird Edith Butterwell
Daiana Campeanu Babysitter
Bill Erwin Edward Little
Janet Hirshenson
Jane Jenkins
Natasha Lyonne Polly
Melinda Mullins Andrea
Devin Ratray Mickey
Arnold Stang Photographer
Ben Stein Boss
Technical Credits
Nick Castle Jr. Director
Thomas E. Ackerman Cinematographer
James Alexander Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Baugh Art Director
James D. Bissell Production Designer
Ernest Chambers Executive Producer
Karen Fletcher Set Decoration/Design
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Alan Heim Editor
John Hughes Producer, Screenwriter
Bridget Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Flemming Olsen Cinematographer
David L. Parrish Camera Operator
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer
William Ryan Associate Producer
Reed Smoot Cinematographer
Richard Vane Producer
Steven Wolff Art Director
Steve Yaconelli Cinematographer
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Scene Index

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]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Dennis the Menace
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      A Menace Named Dennis
      Memories of a Menace With Mason Gamble
      Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
      A Conversation With Walter Matthau
      A Conversation With John Hughes
      Dennis' Tin Can Challenge
      Dennis the Menace Theatrical Trailer
      Dennis the Menace Strikes Again Trailer
      Family Favorites
         Scooby-Doo
         Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
         The Wizard of OZ
      For More Mischief and Mayhem, Insert This Disc Into Your PC's DVD-ROM Drive for Additional Special Features
   Languages
      Spoken Languages
         English
         Español
         Français
      Subtitles
         English
         Français
         Español
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A good, funny movie for the entire family!

    Mason Gamble is the cutest and most believable Dennis the Menace to date. He never seems to stay out of trouble, especially with Mr. Wilson, played by the funny and memorable Walter Matthau. Christopher Lloyd is at his best as the villian that encounters Dennis. I never bore of watching this funny and well done movie.

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