Getting Even With Dad
GETTING EVEN WITH DAD (PG)
D: Howard Deutsch
MGM (Katie Jacobs & Pierce Gardner)
USA 🇺🇸 1994
W: Tom S. Parker & Jim Jennewin
DP: Tim Suhrstedt
Ed: Richard Halsey
Mus: Miles Goodman
Macauley Culkin (Timmy Gleason), Ted Danson (Ray Gleason), Glenne Headly (Det. Theresa Walsh), Gailard Sartain (Carl), Saul Rubinek (Bobby Drace), Hector Elizondo (Lt. Romayko)
Ted Danson plays the dad of the title, an ex-convict trying to go straight, but falls into the temptation of one last job, but the plans hit a snag when his son takes the loot and refuses to reveal where it's hidden until he gets some much needed attention for being abandoned when he was younger.
The story is all quite basic, but would have been a lot more enjoyable if it weren't for Macauley Culkin's smug, charmless performance which will only make you side with Danson's hoodlums and wonder why they didn't just shoot the little shit. Seriously, it's so bad that he can't even eat a sandwich convincingly.