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Mr. Nanny

Mr. Nanny
Starring:
Terry (Hulk) Hogan, Madeline Zima, Robert Gorman, Sherman Helmsley, Austin Pendleton and David Johansen


Rated: PG 
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: October 8, 1993 Released by: New Line Cinema

What can you say about a movie where the best acting is done by Terry "Hulk" Hogan?

The "Hulkster" plays an ex-wrestler whose manager (Sherman Helmsley) gets his a job as a body guard. He's hired to guard the kids of a computer whiz (Austin Pendleton) who's been threatened by an annoyingly loud psycho (David Johansen) for a priceless computer chip.

The Hulk does double duty as the kids' nanny, because the bratty boy and girl have driven a long list of them running and screaming from their house. The kids also do their best to get rid of their new overgrown babysitter, by hot wiring his exercise bike and trying to electrocute him in the shower - big laughs! But the Hulk decides all the kiddies really need is some love and attention and they'll straighten right out.

The best part of the film is when he and the kids are alone in their rooms at bedtime. He's quite appealing and tender with them, sort of like a "Baby Huey." There should have been more scenes with the three of them because the remainder of the film is loud and silly. Every actor, except Hogan, overacts. He's very low key and given a better script that is more fun and less mean-spirited, he could be quite good.

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