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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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Mr. Wankmueller
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Armored Car Driver (as Danny Hunter)
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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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...He's not getting mad, he's Getting Even With Dad. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Family

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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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17 June 1994 (USA)  »

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Acertando as Contas com Papai  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$18,438,164 (USA)
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Director Howard Deutch previously directed three films written by John Hughes: Pretty in Pink (1986), Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) and The Great Outdoors (1988). Macaulay Culkin starred in the first two Home Alone films, which were also written by Hughes. See more »

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

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Ray Gleason: So, you dating yet?
Timmy: I'm eleven.
Ray Gleason: Yeah, I guess you should give it some time. I myself didn't start dating until I was eleven and a half.
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References Rocky and His Friends (1959) See more »

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Do You Love Me?
Written by Berry Gordy
Performed by The Contours
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Motown Record Company L.P.
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A terrible, awful, hideous film
13 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

I don't know why Macaulay Culkin made this movie. I mean, I do know his dad forced him to, but I don't know why he didn't run away from home in protest. Even he must have been dismayed making something that was just a cheap rip off of his most famous movie role. Ted Danson is an unlikable jerk, his two moron loser friends make Marv and Harry look like road scholars and the music is fingernails on a chalkboard obnoxious. It also contains maybe the most unromantic romance in movie history with him and Mrs. Rent a cop. Vomit. Not a single moment of genuine heart is here. It is by the numbers in every respect. If you took out the dumb slapstick all this would be is a cringe worthy father son after school special. After a lot of stinkers, this was obviously the straw that broke Macaulay's back. I can imagine him jumping up in happiness when that's a wrap was finally uttered. I can also imagine Ted Danson wandering back to TV grateful to still be alive.

Maybe the reason this movie annoys the hell out of me was it was that we watched the VHS copy of it about 200 times at our holiday house as it was one of the few kids movies on the shelf. For some reason, Home alone 1 and 2 were nowhere to be seen. Man I would have even taken Richie Rich over this pile of garbage.


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