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Uncle Buck (1989)

PG | | Comedy | 18 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maizy Russell (as Gaby Hoffman)
E. Roger Coswell
Mr. Hatfield (voice)
Joel Robinson ...
Miles' Friend #1


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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Release Date:

18 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tío Buck al rescate  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,794,501, 18 June 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was parodied in the 2nd season of The Fast Show (1994) as "Uncle Duck II". See more »


After Buck and Tia release Bug from the trunk of the car, Buck gets his "little five wood". The five wood is a left-handed club and Buck swings it right-handed. See more »


[first lines]
Tia: Get your bag off the table, people eat there.
Maisey Russell: People eat off of plates.
Tia: Don't give me any crap, Maizy.
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Crazy Credits

When the movie finishes, John Candy's voice yells "Wake up!", followed by the sound of an air horn and John laughing. See more »


Referenced in (500) Days of Summer (2009) See more »


Written by Winfield Scott
Performed by La Vern Baker (as LaVern Baker)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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John Candy is BRILLIANT as Uncle Buck.
16 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

Uncle Buck is a brilliant and fun comedy for everyone. John Candy plays Uncle Buck, a guy who has to look after his brothers children for a while, as his brother and sister-in-law have to go away. The kids include a rebellious teen, Tia, and two sweet young kids, Maisy and Miles. As well as the great Joh Candy starring here, the just as great Gaby Hoffmann and Macaulay Culkin also star in this movie. I give Uncle Buck a 10/10.

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