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
He's crude. He's crass. He's family.
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Did You Know?
During Miles' interrogation of Uncle Buck (22:36 to 23:01), John Candy
wrote out the script's dialog and wore it atop his head so Macaulay Culkin
could read the lines more quickly and keep the pace of the scene very fast. (Note that this would be the take of the scene when the camera was set for close-ups of Miles.) See more
During the shot right after Buck makes his long cough while on the phone with Bob, it appears that there is a person in bed laying beside Buck (at 10:18 in a wider shot with the foot of the bed facing the camera), and Buck looks directly at this person when he turns on the Clapper, as if to ascertain whether she woke up. Later, as he's packing his things, he does so with no indication that anyone else is there (i.e., no tiptoeing around), and he subsequently calls Chanice, which confirms that she is at her own home. See more
Get your bag off the table, people eat there.
People eat off of plates.
Don't give me any crap, Maizy.
References ¡Three Amigos!
WILD THING (WILD BEATS)
Written by Marvin Young
, Tone Loc
(as Anthony T. Smith), Matt Dike
, and Michael Ross
Performed by Tone Loc
Courtesy of Delicious Vinyl/Island Records See more