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Getting Even with Dad (1994)

A thief's son cons his father into spending more time with him.

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Howard Deutch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Macaulay Culkin ... Timmy
Ted Danson ... Ray
Glenne Headly ... Theresa
Saul Rubinek ... Bobby
Gailard Sartain ... Carl
Sam McMurray ... Alex
Hector Elizondo ... Lt. Romayko
Sydney Walker Sydney Walker ... Mr. Wankmueller
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Kitty
Dann Florek ... Wayne
Ron Canada ... Zinn
Ralph Peduto ... Chapman
Bert Kinyon ... Guard
Melvin Thompson Melvin Thompson ... Guard
Danny James Hunter 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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Timmy's not getting mad he's... Getting Even With Dad. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acertando as Contas com Papai See more »

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film marks the second time that a cast member from the situation comedy Cheers (1982) played Macaulay Culkin's father. The first was George Wendt in the music video "Michael Jackson: Black or White (1991)." See more »

Goofs

The amount of ice cream in the dish in the Baskin-Robbins scene. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line - about Bobbie smoking cigars]
Ray Gleason: Douse it.
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Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: The Pagemaster (2009) 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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Bleagh!
4 August 2001 | by kevdoggySee all my reviews

I saw this movie on an Amtrak train, and I almost jumped off! I had a 48 hour trip, and I was sick of reading, so I went to see the nightly entertainment, which was this steaming lump of doggie poop. Oh man, was this movie bad.

I like Ted Danson, and MacCauley Culkin is O.K. and all, but there's absolutely nothing remotely interesting going on in this movie. Rent this for the 10 and under set, or better yet, hand them a book.

This is one dumb movie.


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