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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.

Director:

Howard Deutch
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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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Trivia

Patrick Swayze was considered for the role of Ray Gleason. See more »

Goofs

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 story line. The $20 gold piece shown in closeup during the credits is far from an in-circulated 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 their holders. See more »

Quotes

Carl: You know Ray, since your kid's moved in, the food's gotten better.
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Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Ri¢hie Ri¢h (2012) 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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User Reviews

A true American classic comedy!
12 September 2000 | by RaveCulkSee all my reviews

Getting Even With Dad takes Macaulay Culkin's "Home Alone" magic and applies it to another hilarious plot! Mac shines in this 1994 romp that takes him on a hilarious journey through San Francisco along with Ted Danson of "Cheers" fame. Mac is glowing with charm and probably his best hairstyle to date. It is a "must-see" in my book. 10 out of 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 1994 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,579,480, 19 June 1994

Gross USA:

$18,869,594

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,869,594
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1.85 : 1
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