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Thinking his manager has found him a bodyguard job, former pro-wrestler Sean Armstrong is horrified to learn he's been hired to watch over two nanny-hating kids. But even more dangerous than the kids' Home Alone-style booby traps is a Top-secret Peacekeeper ray-gun invented by the kid's genius father. It's sheer household hilarity as the children and their behemoth babysitter team up to thwart the villain, save the world and learn some heartwarming lessons about friendship in . . . Mr. Nanny!
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Creating a screen translation of William Burroughs' brilliantly intricate novel was a daunting task, and while the effort put forth in writing "Mr. Nanny" for the screen by Michael Gottlieb (who also directs) and Edward Rugoff was a noble one, it still falls short of Burroughs' wild vision. Burroughs himself, a key uncredited contributor to the film, was opposed to key casting decision. For instance, Gottlieb had his heart set on Sherman Helmsley for the role of Burt Wilson, Armstrong's manager. Burroughs remarked that Helmsley's work in the TV series "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" was nothing more than "visual flatulence," and he insisted on Sinbad taking that role to no avail.
There was also the problem of toning down the frequent drug use and phallic imagery so prevalent in Burroughs' novel. While I agree that it would have been difficult to capture that particular essence of the book, I do believe that the writers could have done better than merely showing the villainous Thanatos (David Johansen) smoking marijuana while reading a copy of OUT magazine. This doesn't exactly capture the paranoid and druggily fantastic "wild boys" motif of the novel. Hogan does provide a certain degree of screen heat, but he can't do it alone.
There are certain elements in this translation that I did enjoy.Read more ›
But you have the get the DVD of this movie! The theatrical version is awesome enough by itself, but the DVD has some great easter eggs. In the cut version of the movie, Hulk Hogan is from outer space and lands on earth after crash landing. He has special powers like the ability to burrow underneath the ground and pop up behind his enemies. If you like cinema, you'll love Mr. Nanny.
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LUV that movie so funny. The only problem I had was the box was smashed :( but thank goodness the movie inside was n good condition :)Published 5 months ago by butterfly mommy of 4
product was as described and arrived in a great amount of time.Published 7 months ago by Free spirit