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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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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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Guard
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 | 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

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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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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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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 »

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

Quotes

Timmy: If I win this game...
Bobby: We gotta take you to Paris tonight?
Timmy: You don't have to take me to Paris, just Baskin Robbins.
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: The Good Son (2009) 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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Blackmail can be fun.
7 June 2003 | by 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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