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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
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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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Danny James Hunter ...
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 | bakery | basketball | con | 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)

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

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

[repeated line - about Bobbie smoking cigars]
Ray Gleason: Douse it.
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Connections

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) 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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Blackmail can be fun.
7 June 2003 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

An estranged son(Macaulay Culkin) tries to blackmail his ex-con father(Ted Danson) into spending time with him. Danson and two cronies pull of a rare coin heist and then Culkin arrives wanting to share father and son time. The coins are used to blackmail the ponytailed Danson into pleasing the obnoxious Culkin. HOME ALONE(1990) and MY GIRL(1991)were at least worth watching. This is neither funny or interesting. Danson fares well in his arrogant way. Gleene Headly is not believable as a detective. Also in the cast are:Gailard Sartain, Saul Rubinek and Hector Elizondo. Geared for the grammar school set.


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