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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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Ray
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Alex
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Lt. Romayko
Sydney Walker ...
Mr. Wankmueller
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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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...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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1.85 : 1
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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

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

References Rocky and His Friends (1959) 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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good comedy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
13 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

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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