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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

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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

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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

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,438,164 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

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's decorating a cake]
Carl: You know, Ray. Your like an artist
[starts eating some of the cake Ray's working on]
Carl: , just like that Diangelo guy.
[grabs another piece off]
Ray Gleason: You mean, Michaelangelo?
Carl: Yeah, that's him. But instead of paint/plaster, you decorate cakes.
Ray Gleason: [suddenly sees Carl eating the cake] Did you just take that off the cake?
Carl: [looks guilty]
Ray Gleason: Don't do that! You know how long I've worked on this cake?
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Connections

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Soundtracks

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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Another great Mac Culkin film
12 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A great family film. I loved Mac's hair, I want it so much. It's about this 11-year old boy, Timmy Gleason (Mac Culkin) who sees his dad, Ray (Ted Danson) after years and years. All his dad cares about is getting some coins with his gawky friends Bobby (Saul Rubinek) and Carl (Gailard Sartain). Then after getting ignored, Timmy hides the coins somewhere and the only way they can get them back is if they do whatever he wants them to do with him. Then his dad meets a detective named Theresa Walsh (Glenne Headly) after Timmy comments on her scarf and then Ray falls in love with her. I loved the part when Timmy held up a bra and said 'Is this one of yours? Ooooooohhhh-la-la'. So rent it, watch it, laugh, and if you love it, own it. XD


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