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Uncle Buck (1989)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  16 August 1989 (USA)
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Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.

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Storyline

As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon charms his younger relatives Miles and Maizy with his hefty cooking and his new way of doing the laundry. His carefree style does not impress everyone though - especially his rebellious teenage niece, Tia, and his impatient girlfriend, Chanice. With a little bit of luck and a lot of love, Uncle Buck manages to surprise everyone in this heartwarming family comedy. Written by edward-fraraccio

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bug | babysitter | night | teenager | bowling | See more »

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He's crude. He's crass. He's family. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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PG | See all certifications »

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16 August 1989 (USA)  »

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Uncle Buck  »

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$66,758,538 (USA)
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Trivia

The noise that Buck's car makes when it backfires is that of a gun shot and a firecracker. See more »

Goofs

In some scenes, Uncle Buck's car has a red "Tow Away" tag attached to the windshield and in others it does not. At 01:13:16 and 01:22:57 there are red and white papers on the dashboard seen through the front windshield. At 01:15:41 there is a black on red sheet reading "ABANDONED AUTO" on the dashboard. See more »

Quotes

Maisy's Teacher: Does anybody have a special story to tell the class about something that happened this week?
[Maisy raises her hand]
Maisy's Teacher: Maisy?
Maisy Russell: My uncle was micro waving our socks and the dog threw up on the couch for an hour.
Maisy's Teacher: Honest?
Maisy Russell: Mm-Hmm.
Maisy's Teacher: Why was your uncle micro waving your socks?
Maisy Russell: He can't get the goddamn washing machine to work.
Maisy's Teacher: Blasphemer!
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Crazy Credits

John Candy's voice shouts, "Wake up!" See more »

Connections

Featured in The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

SLIDE
Written by Derek Greening
Performed by Flesh for Lulu
Under license from CEMA Special Markets, Capitol Records, Inc.
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JOHN CANDY'S FINEST HOUR
22 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Simply Candy's best film, second only to Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Only hughes knew what to do with Candy. He is completely charming as a total hapless slob who invades his newphew and neices life. Every scene in this film is memorable! Its sad such a comic genius is no longer with us, but he will always be rememered. If you see only one John Candy movie make it UNCLE BUCK.


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