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Mr. Nanny (1993)

Hulk Hogan , Sherman Hemsley , Michael Gottlieb  |  PG |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Hulk Hogan, Sherman Hemsley, Austin Pendleton, Robert Gorman
  • Directors: Michael Gottlieb
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: New Line Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: September 3, 2002
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000696HY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #168,160 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Mr. Nanny" on IMDb

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Larger-than-life WWF Star Hulk Hogan (Suburban Commando, Rocky 3) is a bumbling bodyguard-turned-babysitter in this uproarious, laugh-packed action-comedy for the entire family!

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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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good not great, read the book instead June 9, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
While I certainly believe that Hulk Hogan has screen presence surpassed only by a select few, this was a project that was somewhat troubled from the beginning. Hogan shows his full theatrical arsenal as Sean Armstrong in this adaptation of "Mr. Nanny" but the end result comes up a bit short.
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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Nanny Rules! August 22, 2004
By Zulrath
Format:VHS Tape
What can I say, Christians have their bible, and I have Mr. Nanny. This has to be one of the greatest movies ever made. It takes the "AMAZING" acting skills of Hulk Hogan (the GREATEST wrestler of all time) with a plot that's undeniably sidsplittingly funny and you have a winner. The story is basically about how Hulk was at the top of the mountain in the wrestling world when one day, everything fell apart. While walking through the valley of the shadow of death, he winds up getting the job of Nanny for some problem children. Will Hulk get his wrestling career back on top? Will he turn these kids around? Buy it and find out! (As an added bonus, you get to see Hulk in a tutu!)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Czos Review May 3, 2004
Format:DVD
Mr. Nanny starring Hulk Hogan is quite literally so stupid it is funny. Really bad acting and a totally off the wall storyline make this worth viewing. If you like movies that you think are so bad their good you will like this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hulk Hogan Collection December 2, 2007
By Sunspot
Format:DVD
I watched these films when i was a little kid and loved them, Hulk Hogan was my hero. They are cheesy as hell, if you don't like that then i would not get these. Now if you think Hulk Hogan is a god like I do, then buy these fast. The only problem is they are Fullscreen, but does it really matter with these movies?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The only reason to see this movie is Madeline Zima June 22, 1999
Format:VHS Tape
Hulk Hogan should stick to wrestling, at least in the ring he doesn't have to speak. Hasn't he ever heard of the wise phrase "It is better to keep your mouth shut and raise doubt on your intelligence than it is to open it, and remove all doubt." The only thing that keeps this movie from being a total fop is the cute and intelligent performance of Madeline Zima, the true star of the show. We love you Maddie. -Kate
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A blockbuster hit May 10, 2007
Format:DVD
This movie is such a masterpiece. My favorite part is after the credits when Hulk Hogan is playing guitar wearing an American flag cape, but everything before that point is almost as good. Every time Hulk Hogan punches someone (about every five minutes) there's a whistle sound effect. Outstanding! This movie shows that Hulk Hogan has a sensitive side to him while still being able beat evil doers/zombies/Sinbad into submission. I used to watch this every day and get really angry because it was so good.

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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars AN OK MOVIE FROM THE HULKSTER August 14, 2004
Format:DVD
A FORMER WRESTLER [HULK HOGAN] TAKES A JOB BABYSITTING A RICH MAN'S KIDS WHO HAVE MADE EVERY OTHER BABYSITTER THEY EVER HAD QUIT THE JOB. FUNNY AT TIMES, BUT NOT ALWAYS ENTERTAINING. THIS IS AN OK MOVIE TO WATCH IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT TV WITH YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY OR IF YOU NEED A GOOD LAUGH. HOGAN DOESN'T DO TOO BAD IN THIS ONE.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome movie March 5, 2013
Format:DVD
this is an awesome movie I'd consider it a family movie even though the kids in it are pretty disrespectful but that's pretty much how they are now days but there's no nude scenes or anything like that I'd watch it again but if you have young kids I'd watch it without them first then decide if it's suitable for them to watch
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Published 6 days ago by ANash
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Greatest way to dispose of a dog I've ever seen
Published 11 days ago by Gannon J Price
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome!!
Published 25 days ago by C. Korbelic
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!
I love these movies. Very funny. I loved these movies when I was a kid and I had to get this dvd. Love it.
Published 2 months ago by Daniel Welsh
4.0 out of 5 stars Two of the Hulkster's worst (and accidental best)
Bad movies but great fun regardless. I love Hulk Hogan's cheesy charisma. He always had the worst lines but made them sound so funny and awesome. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jake Coker
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun!
Both movies with comedy and adventure with family, kids, hero, and villains!! Good clean fun for the whole for the whole family!
Published 7 months ago by carolyn Harvey
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Nanny
Totally funny movie that the whole family would love. It's been our family favorite. The nice thing about it is no bad language in it.
Published 10 months ago by Lana Higgins
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Fantastic old movie, very well done for the time. Had to purchase, use to be an old favorite when I was younger.
Published 10 months ago by Carissa Erickson
4.0 out of 5 stars Predictable and silly, yet good for children
The plot of this movie is predictable, silly, more than a bit corny and the dialog is often weak. Exactly the kind of movie suitable for the child in the age range 4-9. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Charles Ashbacher
1.0 out of 5 stars LOL
Want a good laugh, watch this. Hulk Hogan should stick to taking his vitamins and saying his prayers, leave the acting to anyone but him.
Published 12 months ago by Totalrecall
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