A cowardly boy, who buries himself in accident statistics, enters a library to escape a storm, only to be transformed into an animated illustration by the Pagemaster. He has to work through obstacles from classic books to return to real-life.
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
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 »
When Timmy Gleason is in the backseat of the convertible, the viewfinder on his camera changes positions between shots. See more »
[Ray's decorating a cake]
You know, Ray. Your like an artist
[starts eating some of the cake Ray's working on]
, just like that Diangelo guy.
[grabs another piece off]
You mean, Michaelangelo?
Yeah, that's him. But instead of paint/plaster, you decorate cakes.
[suddenly sees Carl eating the cake]
Did you just take that off the cake?
Don't do that! You know how long I've worked on this cake?
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I loved this movie,I thought ted danson was excellent playing that self centered father,and culkin once again does a great job with playing a smarty.I also loved the fact that it was filmed on location in san francisco at places such as embarcadero bart station,chinatown,the aquarium,and golden gate park.
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