Getting Even with Dad

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Getting Even with Dad ★½ 1994 (PG)

Crook Danson can't find the money he stole in his last heist. Why? because his precocious son has hidden it with the intention of blackmailing dear old dad into going straight and acting like a real father. Title is unintentionally funny in light of Mac's domineering dad Kit, who makes everybody in Hollywood want to go hide when he appears. Fairly bland family film squanders charm of Danson and Culkin, running formulaic plot into ground. Headly is likewise wasted as district attorney who prosecutes and then falls for Pops. 108m/C VHS, DVD . Macaulay Culkin, Ted Danson, Glenne Headly, Hector Elizondo, Saul Rubinek, Gailard Sartain, Kathleen Wilhoite, Sam McMurray, Dann Florek; D: Howard Deutch; W: Tom S. Parker, Jim Jennewein; C: Tim Suhrstedt; M: Miles Goodman.