Getting Even With Dad

1994, Kids & family/Comedy, 1h 48m

31 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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Overly formulaic and tonally inconsistent, Getting Even with Dad tries for a sentimental conclusion it doesn't earn and winds up a slapsticky cash grab aimed at fans of Home Alone. Read critic reviews

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Con man Ray Gleason (Ted Danson) is going after one last heist -- a stash of rare coins -- when his estranged son, Timmy (Macaulay Culkin), unexpectedly shows up. Ray is too busy with his robbery to spend much time with his son, so Timmy decides to blackmail Ray into acting like a father. He hides the coins and promises to give them back only after Ray takes him to amusement parks and baseball games. All the while, Detective Theresa Walsh (Glenne Headly) is closing in on Ray.

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