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Getting Even with Dad

  • Comedy
  • Family
  • 1994
  • Howard Deutch
  • 104 mins
  • PG

Summary

Comedy starring Macaulay Culkin and Ted Danson. It seems the only thing ex-convict Ray Gleason is worse at than being a thief is being a father. Suddenly saddled with his estranged son on the eve of a hefty heist, Ray thinks he can fool the kid. However, the boy has a few tricks up his own sleeve.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Home Alone's Macaulay Culkin again proves more than a match for a whole bunch of adults with criminal tendencies in this inoffensive if grindingly obvious comedy. This time the victim of his machinations is his dad, crooked Ted Danson, who Culkin is trying to steer on to the straight and narrow. However, most of the humiliation is saved for Danson's inept sidekicks, Saul Rubinek and Gailard Sartain. Howard Deutch is a proficient enough second division director, but here he allows sentimentality to run riot, and the awkwardly ageing Culkin (approaching adolescence) no longer possesses the mischievous charm of old.

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Credits

Cast

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TimmyMacaulay Culkin
RayTed Danson
TheresaGlenne Headly
BobbySaul Rubinek
CarlGailard Sartain
AlexSam McMurray
Lt RomaykoHector Elizondo
Mr WankmuellerSydney Walker
KittyKathleen Wilhoite
WayneDann Florek
ZinnRon Canada
ChapmanRalph Peduto
GuardBert Kinyon
Armoured car driverDanny Hunter

Crew

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DirectorHoward Deutch

Details

Theatrical distributor
U.I.P. (UK)
Released on
1994-08-05
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, edited for language
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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