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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 ›
Mr. Nanny and Suburban Commando have that late 80s early 90s appeal that many miss in movies these days. Yes, they have cheesy parts (maybe too many) but that just adds to the greatness.
Whatcha gonna do brother when Suburban Commando and Mr. Nanny run wild on your DVD player?
Haven't watched (and don't know if I remember) Mr. Nanny yet. But the combo pack was cheaper than buying Suburban Commando by itself.
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I love these old movies that I grew up watching. They are cheesy, but to this 80/90's kid they take me back to 1995 standing inside a video store filled with video tapes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Stokes
I liked this movie when it was in the theaters and I knew my 8 year old would enjoy it now...always a big Hulk Hogan fanPublished 3 months ago by Stan R. Keith Jr.
Arrived on time and was packaged nicely. This is one of my guilty pleasures... Use to watch this cheesy movie all the time when I was younger!Published 5 months ago by Ana Castillo
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 10 months ago by butterfly mommy of 4