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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sydney Walker ...
Mr. Wankmueller
Melvin Thompson ...
Danny James Hunter ...
Armored Car Driver (as Danny Hunter)


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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Plot Keywords:

coin | ex con | bakery | basketball | con | See All (18) »


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


Comedy | Crime | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 June 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Acertando as Contas com Papai  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)


$18,438,164 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Saul Rubinek was really hit in the nose with a bat during the scene where he falls down the stairs at the stadium. Since Rubinek was caught off guard, his reaction gave the scene a more realistic look. The director, not thinking twice, decided to leave it in the final cut. See more »


The amount of ice cream in the dish in the Baskin-Robbins scene. See more »


[about Timmy]
Bobby: Man, that kid gets me so mad!
Carl: Yeah, but I think he has a good influence on me. Since he's moved in, the food's gotten much better.
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References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »


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A true American classic comedy!
12 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

Getting Even With Dad takes Macaulay Culkin's "Home Alone" magic and applies it to another hilarious plot! Mac shines in this 1994 romp that takes him on a hilarious journey through San Francisco along with Ted Danson of "Cheers" fame. Mac is glowing with charm and probably his best hairstyle to date. It is a "must-see" in my book. 10 out of 10.

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