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Awfully Good Movies: Mr. Nanny (Video)

Mr. Nanny (1993)
Director:
 Michael Gottlieb
Stars: Hulk Hogan, Sherman Hemsley, Austin Pendleton

Last weekend gave us Ryan Reynolds guarding the body of Samuel L. Jackson in THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD, so Awfully Good Movies is here to take a bullet for the one and only Hulk Hogan, as he guards two little troublemakers in 1993's MR. NANNY! Yes, even after the failure of SUBURBAN COMMANDO, New Line Cinema still had its heart set on making a movie star out of the Hulkster who could stand alongside the Stallones and Schwarzeneggers. And much like Schwarzenegger did with KINDERGARTEN COP, Hulk thought playing a muscle-bound brute hired to protect some mischievous toddlers from a gang of bad guys would be a one-way ticket to success. But shockingly, having Hulk Hogan wearing a pink tutu on your poster isn't enough to convince families to see your kiddie comedy. I mean, who doesn't want to see two little children trying to electrocute Hulk Hogan to death? It's just like HOME ALONE...except it stars a balding steroid user with questionable opinions on race relations. But come on, kids, the villain is played by Buster Poindexter--ALL YOU KIDS LOVE THE CALYPSO THROWBACK MUSIC OF BUSTER POINDEXTER!!! Wait, don't leave, kids, please...did I mention Hulk Hogan's sidekick is played by Sherman Hemsley? GEORGE FUCKING JEFFERSON?!? And though the Hulkster may have lost a film career from this flick, bad movie fans have gained one hell of an entertaining mess.

And if you want Awfully Good Movies to be your bodyguard, then duck down and take cover while we shoot off some YouTube links for you...

THE MANGLER

WING COMMANDER

SPIDER-MAN STRIKES BACK

SUBURBAN COMMANDO

Plus, you can read Jason Adams' previous Awfully Good column on this flick HERE!

 

Extra Tidbit: "I think the movie that was my favorite movie, that all the kids loved and what I was hoping would be a breakthrough movie was MR. NANNY. Everybody’s made that same movie, Arnold made it, Stallone made it and I actually thought that movie, with the comedic relief and how funny it was and how good of actors the kids were…I thought that would be the one that was the home run, but it did what it did. It was good, but it wasn’t that breakthrough…that would put me in the same category in Hollywood that I was in wresting. I thought it would have been great if I could carry that weight of the wresting into the box office and the weight of the box office into wresting. I thought it would have been the perfect marriage." -HULK HOGAN, Interview with 24 Wrestling News, December 2013
Source: JoBlo.com

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