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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
Melvin Thompson ...
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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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Timmy's not getting mad he's... Getting Even With Dad. See more »


Comedy | Crime | Family

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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

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1.85 : 1
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Macaulay Culkin was given time to let his hair grow out in order to play Timmy Gleason. But as soon as filming was done, Culkin wasted no time in getting his hair cut back to the way it was. See more »


When Timmy Gleason is in the backseat of the convertible, the viewfinder on his camera changes positions between shots. See more »


[seeing Carl and Bobby stealing a box]
Nun: Put that back, this is a house of God!
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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1984) See more »


Do You Love Me?
Written by Berry Gordy
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Macaulay Culkin in his best
25 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

I've always thought Macaulay Culkin's performance in `Getting Even With Dad' is his best one together with `Home Alone'. It's a shame he's been out of scene in the last years, what forces us to go for his old films.

Culkin's partner in the movie is Ted Danson, who again shows he can do his part in comedies, like he did in `Three Men and a Baby'. Danson's a thief who now has to deal with an unexpected problem: his ex-wife leaves their son (Culkin) with him once he hasn't looked after him for years. The boy wants some attention from his dad, so he hides the coins his father has stolen before he could use it. If the thief wants his coins back, he must give the boy some good time.

My Rate 7/10

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