Mr. Nanny (1993)

PG | 84 mins | Comedy | 8 October 1993

Director:

Michael Gottlieb

Producer:

Bob Engelman

Cinematographer:

Peter Stein

Production Designer:

Don DeFina

Production Company:

Katja Production
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HISTORY

According to the 12 Oct 1993 DV, the picture had taken in $1,853,647 in box-office receipts to that time.
       The names of executive producer Michael Harpster, and property master Phil Schneider were misspelled in onscreen credits as “Micheal Harpster” and “Phil Schnieder.” End credits include the following acknowledgements: “Special Thanks to Sara ... More Less

According to the 12 Oct 1993 DV, the picture had taken in $1,853,647 in box-office receipts to that time.
       The names of executive producer Michael Harpster, and property master Phil Schneider were misspelled in onscreen credits as “Micheal Harpster” and “Phil Schnieder.” End credits include the following acknowledgements: “Special Thanks to Sara Risher.” More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
8 Apr 1993
p. 2, 11.
Daily Variety
11 Oct 1993.
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Daily Variety
12 Oct 1993
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Hollywood Reporter
11 Oct 1993
p. 8, 14.
Los Angeles Times
11 Oct 1993
p. 3.
Variety
12 Apr 1993
p. 75.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
New Line Cinema presents
A film by Michael Gottlieb
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Unit prod mgr
1st asst dir
1st asst dir
Key 2d asst dir
2d asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
Exec prod
Exec prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
Addl cam op
1st asst cam
1st asst cam
1st asst cam
Addl 1st asst
Addl 1st asst
2d asst cam
Addl 2d asst
Steadicam op
Cam prod asst
Gaffer
Best boy elec
Addl elec
Key grip
Best boy grip
Dolly grip
Rigging grip
Rigging grip
Crane op
Still photog
Cam equip provided by
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Art dir
Storyboard artist
FILM EDITORS
Post-prod supv
Addl ed
Asst ed
Asst ed
Apprentice ed
Editing intern
Editing intern
Negative cutting
SET DECORATORS
Prop master
Asst prop master
Set des
Set dresser
Leadperson
Swing gang
Swing gang
Swing gang
Swing gang
Swing gang
Swing gang
Swing gang
Const coord
Scenic painter
Greensman
COSTUMES
Cost supv
Set costumer
Set asst ward
Ward prod asst
MUSIC
Mus comp
Mus comp
Mus supv
Mus coord, Sounds of Film
Mus coord
Mus coord
Mus coord
Score eng by
Score eng by
Mus ed
All orig mud published by
All orig mud published by
All orig mud published by
SOUND
Sd mixer
Supv sd ed
Dial/ADR supv
Sd des
Asst dial ed
ADR mixer
Foley mixer
Foley artist
Foley artist
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer asst
Digital sd & re-rec by
General mgr EFX Systems
Dolby consultant
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff coord
Spec eff foreman
Spec eff
Spec eff
Wire eff supv
Wire eff
Wire eff
Spec eff weapons
Main title des/Opt eff
Main title des
Opt eff
MAKEUP
Key makeup artist
Addl makeup
Mr. Hogan's makeup/Hair
PRODUCTION MISC
Casting
Casting
Exec in charge of prod
Prod coord
Scr supv
Prod controller
Prod accountant
Asst prod coord
Asst prod accountant
Accounting intern
Prod attorney
Contract supv
Florida casting by
Florida casting by, The Casting Crew, Inc.
Florida casting by, The Casting Crew, Inc.
Florida casting by, The Casting Crew, Inc.
New York casting by
Post-prod supv
Tech support
Voice casting
Film lab projectionist
Loc mgr
Loc prod asst
Product placement
Miami product placement
Unit pub - Florida
Transportation coord
Transportation coord/Driver
Driver
Mr. Hogan's driver
Mr. Hogan's bodyguard
On-set prod asst
On-set prod asst
On-set prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Motorcycle mechanic
First aid
Caterer
Caterer, TV Dinners
Caterer, TV Dinners
Craft services
Studio teacher
Travel coord
Travel coord, Bullrush Travel
Payroll services
Payroll services
Insurance provided by
STAND INS
Stunt coord
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stand-in
Stand-in
Addl voice
Addl voice
Addl voice
Addl voice
Addl voice
Addl voice
COLOR PERSONNEL
Col timer
Col by
SOURCES
SONGS
“Attitude Dude,” performed by M.C. 12 Steps, written by David Johansen & Brian Koonin, published by Buster Poindexter Inc. & Eggplant Music
“I Don’t Wanna Go To School,” performed by Doghouse, written by David Johansen & Brian Koonin, published by Buster Poindexter Inc. & Eggplant Music
“Dream Dad,” performed by Emily Bindiger, written by David Johansen & Brian Koonin, published by Buster Poindexter Inc. & Eggplant Music
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SONGS
“Attitude Dude,” performed by M.C. 12 Steps, written by David Johansen & Brian Koonin, published by Buster Poindexter Inc. & Eggplant Music
“I Don’t Wanna Go To School,” performed by Doghouse, written by David Johansen & Brian Koonin, published by Buster Poindexter Inc. & Eggplant Music
“Dream Dad,” performed by Emily Bindiger, written by David Johansen & Brian Koonin, published by Buster Poindexter Inc. & Eggplant Music
“Rough Stuff, “ performed by Buster Poindexter, written by David Johansen & Brian Koonin, published by Buster Poindexter Inc. & Eggplant Music
“Nutcracker Suite,” performed by The Bavarian Radio Symphony, written by Tchaikovsky, courtesy of Laser Light Records & Sounds of Film Ltd.
“Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” (Romance Andante), performed by The Berlin Chamber Orchestra, written by Mozart, courtesy of Laser Light Records & Sounds of Film Ltd.
“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” performed by Terry 'Hulk' Hogan
“Speed, Bonnie Boat,” performed by Madeline Zima
“Foaming At The Mouth, “ performed by Rigor Mortis, written by Casey Orr, Harden Harrison, Mike Scaccia, Bruce Corbitt, published by Dirt Head Music, courtesy of Capitol Records
“The Train,” performed by Black Bart, written by Brian O'Neal, published by Maitre 'D Music
“Neighbors,” performed by Lance Matthew, written by Lance Matthew, published by Chase 'N Guns Music
All original music published by New Line Tunes, Talking Picture Music and Buster Poindexter Inc. (ASCAP).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
8 October 1993
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 8 October 1993
Copyright Claimant:
New Line Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
16 July 1993
Copyright Number:
PA642925
Physical Properties:
Sound
Dolby Stereo ® in Selected Theatres
Color
Lenses
Camera and lenses by Arriflex
Duration(in mins):
84
MPAA Rating:
PG
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
32027
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Professional wrestler Sean Armstrong lives a quiet life in Florida, where he has been in hiding for several years. Sean’s former manager, Burt Wilson, finds him fishing on a dock, and offers him a job as a bodyguard. Sean refuses, believing the job to be beneath him, but admits to Burt that he still suffers from nightmares about losing in the ring. Burt, who runs a failing bodyguarding company, persuades Sean to take the job by reminding him of his limp, which resulted from the time Burt took a bullet intended for Sean. After learning how badly Burt needs the money, Sean reluctantly agrees to take the job. Sometime later, Sean arrives at Mason Systems to meet his employer, Alex Mason, Sr. At the gate, Sean is mistaken for an intruder by security guards, and gets into a fistfight. Watching from a window, Mr. Mason is impressed by his fighting skills. As Sean meets Mason in his office, a small explosive detonates in a desk drawer. When Frank Olsen, head of security, races into the room, Sean attacks him, mistaking him for a criminal. Meanwhile, Mason receives a telephone call from the bomber, Tommy Thanatos, who orders Mason to sell him a computer chip invented at Mason Systems, and threatening to harm Mason’s children if he does not comply. Sean demands to know what he is protecting, and Mason reveals the company’s top-secret “Peace Finder” project. The Peace Finder is a defense weapon invented to shoot down enemy missiles that operates using a powerful computer chip. When Sean learns he was hired to protect Mason’s children, Kate and ... +


Professional wrestler Sean Armstrong lives a quiet life in Florida, where he has been in hiding for several years. Sean’s former manager, Burt Wilson, finds him fishing on a dock, and offers him a job as a bodyguard. Sean refuses, believing the job to be beneath him, but admits to Burt that he still suffers from nightmares about losing in the ring. Burt, who runs a failing bodyguarding company, persuades Sean to take the job by reminding him of his limp, which resulted from the time Burt took a bullet intended for Sean. After learning how badly Burt needs the money, Sean reluctantly agrees to take the job. Sometime later, Sean arrives at Mason Systems to meet his employer, Alex Mason, Sr. At the gate, Sean is mistaken for an intruder by security guards, and gets into a fistfight. Watching from a window, Mr. Mason is impressed by his fighting skills. As Sean meets Mason in his office, a small explosive detonates in a desk drawer. When Frank Olsen, head of security, races into the room, Sean attacks him, mistaking him for a criminal. Meanwhile, Mason receives a telephone call from the bomber, Tommy Thanatos, who orders Mason to sell him a computer chip invented at Mason Systems, and threatening to harm Mason’s children if he does not comply. Sean demands to know what he is protecting, and Mason reveals the company’s top-secret “Peace Finder” project. The Peace Finder is a defense weapon invented to shoot down enemy missiles that operates using a powerful computer chip. When Sean learns he was hired to protect Mason’s children, Kate and Alex, Jr., he expresses his dislike for children. However, he agrees to the mission after being assured that a nanny will provide the caregiving. Sean is escorted to Mason’s home, where the latest nanny runs screaming from the house with her hair on fire. Mason declares the agency will not send another nanny after the children have driven so many away, and leaves the task in Sean’s hands. Sean refuses to be a babysitter, and telephones Burt to send a replacement bodyguard. In the meantime, he settles into his bedroom and encounters a series of booby-traps left by the children. After being hit in the head with a bowling ball and getting doused in water, Sean tumbles down a flight of stairs and joins the family for dinner. Mr. Mason promises to take Kate and Alex out for ice cream, but he is called away by work, disappointing his children. Sean learns from Corinne, the family cook, that the children’s mother died two years earlier, and that Mr. Mason is rarely around. Elsewhere, Mason’s head of security, Frank Olsen, meets with his true employer, Thanatos, and reveals the location of the Peace Finder computer chip. However, Olsen angers Thanatos when he fails to retrieve the chip from Mr. Mason’s safe. Over time, Sean endures more pranks, and insults Mr. Mason for failing to punish his children for their bad behavior. When he escorts them to school, Sean witnesses Alex being bullied, but Kate prevents him from stepping in. Later, Sean offers to show Alex how to defend himself, but the boy refuses his help. As the pranks escalate, Sean loses his temper with the children, and punishes them, and Mr. Mason is surprised to see his children obey someone for the first time. After Sean earns their respect, Alex asks him to teach him how to fight, and Kate asks him to sing her a lullaby. Before leaving for a business trip, Mason asks Burt Wilson to send a second bodyguard to his home, and hides the computer chip inside Kate’s doll. Sean encourages Mason to say goodnight to his children, and young Alex is surprised when his father expresses his love. Mason drives to the airport with Frank Olsen, and learns he works for Thanatos when the driver kidnaps him. Meanwhile, Burt arrives at the Mason home to serve as back up, and the children wonder how an aging man with a limp can protect them. Sean tells them about the time Burt saved his life by jumping in front of a bullet when he was shot at by a thug named Tommy Thanatos, who was angry when Sean refused to throw a wrestling match. Afterward, Sean chased the thug to a rooftop where Thanatos fell to the ground, and sustained injuries that required a steel plate be put in his head. The children are impressed when Burt shows them some fighting moves with his cane. Later, at school, Alex, Jr. uses a prank to defend himself against his bullies, making Sean and Burt proud of him. Elsewhere, Thanatos tortures Alex Mason, Sr. for refusing to give him the computer chip. When he realizes his children are Mason’s weakness, Thanatos sends thugs to kidnap Kate and Alex. Three men arrive and overpower Sean, leaving him unconscious, as they kidnap Burt and the children. At the Thanatos lair, Kate and Alex are reunited with their father, and Thanatos is happy for the chance to exact revenge against Burt. Kate clutches her doll, but before her father reveals the chip’s location, Alex exclaims that Sean has the chip. Elsewhere, police arrive at the Mason home to investigate the kidnappings. Sean Armstrong receives a telephone call from Alex with demands from Thanatos to bring the computer chip to the docks, in exchange for the Mason’s release. Sean does not tell police about the call, but goes to meet Thanatos on his own. At the docks, Sean fights Thanatos’s thugs, then sneaks into the warehouse and holds Thanatos at gunpoint. As fighting ensues, Burt breaks free of his bonds, and unties Mr. Mason and the children. Young Alex helps his father rig an electric magnet out of parts lying around the warehouse. The strong current pulls the steel plate implanted in Thanatos’s head toward the rotating magnet, and he is spun in circles, then sent flying through the glass roof. In time, Sean departs for a much-needed vacation, promising to return. He expresses his love for Kate and Alex, but as he drives away, the children have played a final prank, attaching a wire to the back of his motorcycle. When the wire exceeds its length, the motorcycle comes to an abrupt stop, and sends Sean flying. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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