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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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Also Known As:

Acertando as Contas com Papai  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,438,164 (USA)
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Director Howard Deutch previously directed three films written by John Hughes: Pretty in Pink (1986), Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) and The Great Outdoors (1988). Macaulay Culkin starred in the first two Home Alone films, which were also written by Hughes. See more »

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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 Gleason: But, Kitty! Wait! This is a bad time! I'm very busy this week.
Kitty: I've had him for 3 years. 3 years. You can handle a week.
[takes off]
Ray Gleason: Kitty! Kitty! Don't go! Wait!
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References Rocky and His Friends (1959) See more »

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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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Macaulay Culkin in his best
25 November 2002 | by (Campina Grande, Brazil) – 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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