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Getting Even with Dad (1994)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Family | 17 June 1994 (USA)
A thief's son cons his father into spending more time with him.

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Timmy
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Ray
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Theresa
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Bobby
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Carl
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Alex
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Lt. Romayko
Sydney Walker ...
Mr. Wankmueller
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Kitty
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Wayne
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Zinn
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Chapman
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Melvin Thompson ...
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Armored Car Driver (as Danny Hunter)
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Storyline

Ray, an ex-con and widower, is planning a coin heist with two accomplices to help him to buy his own bakery. However, he doesn't expect his son Timmy, who was living with Ray's sister, to show up at the house right in the middle of planning. Timmy is ignored and Ray and his buddies pull off the heist. Timmy gets his father's attention by stealing the coins and hiding them. To get them back, his father must take him to a number of different places and treat him like he enjoys his presence. They grow fond of each other but Timmy won't stay with his dad unless he gives up the coins. Written by <ToMWoo@Aol.com>

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coin | ex con | con | bakery | blond boy | See All (18) »

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Timmy's not getting mad he's... Getting Even With Dad. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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17 June 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Acertando as Contas com Papai  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,579,480 (USA) (19 June 1994)

Gross:

$18,438,164 (USA)
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Trivia

The scene where Bobby (Saul Rubinek) decks a seller, for interrupting his concentration on searching the coins with Carl (Gailard Sartain), was improvised and accidental. Saul Rubinek really got ticked at the bystander for interrupting their scene so he actually slugged him. Then realizing what he did, he took off with Gailard. Director Howard Deutch thought the shot they filmed was too hilarious and decided to keep it in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Timmy Gleason is in the backseat of the convertible, the viewfinder on his camera changes positions between shots. See more »

Quotes

Timmy: [finds a bra on the car seat and holds it up] Is this one of yours? Ooh la la!
Ray Gleason: [sarcastically] That's very funny.
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References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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Do You Love Me?
Written by Berry Gordy
Performed by The Contours
Courtesy of
Motown Record Company L.P.
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Lame
10 December 2001 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

The movie starts in pretty interesting fashion when Macauley Culkin is deposited on the doorstep of his father, Ted Danson, just as he and his mates are preparing for a heist. However, the movie soon degenerates into "Home Alone" style antics as the young son brilliantly outsmarts his father time and time again. This all seems very familiar. Eventually the movie ends after nearly 2 1/2 hours of capers and disbelief. I wish they had of keeped the son out of it- police trying to 'get even' with the crooks sounds like a much better movie.


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