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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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Alex
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Lt. Romayko
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Mr. Wankmueller
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Wayne
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Zinn
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Chapman
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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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...He'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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,579,480, 19 June 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,438,164

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,738,164
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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

The list of coins shown in the printout during the opening credits are relatively common coins and as described with major flaws, would be a collection worth only a few thousand dollars-a far cry from the $1.5 million used in the storyline. The $20 gold piece shown in closeup during the credits is far from an un-circulted example, so it is a coin worth little more than the price of an ounce of gold. Also, if they removed the coins from their new PCGS holders and sold them "raw", whatever their value, they would be worth substantially less than as "certified" in the their holders. See more »

Quotes

Ray Gleason: But, Kitty! Wait! This is a bad time! I'm very busy this week.
Kitty: I've had him for 3 years. 3 years. You can handle a week.
[takes off]
Ray Gleason: Kitty! Kitty! Don't go! Wait!
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Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Ri¢hie Ri¢h (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Love Me?
Written by Berry Gordy
Performed by The Contours
Courtesy of
Motown Record Company L.P.
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Lame and Worthless
30 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie was so boring. This movie is meant for people who probably have a IQ below zero. This movie is garbage. Little kids might liked this movie, if they're fans of the Home Alone movies. But Adults BEWARE!!!

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