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Uncle Buck (1989)

PG  |   |  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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Tío Buck al rescate  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$66,758,538 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Buck's car backfires every time when the car is stopped. But for some scenes, the car never backfires. 1. When Buck arrives at the Russell's house for the first time. 2. When Buck stops at a stop light looking for the party Tia is at. 3. When Buck finds Tia walking down the street after the party. See more »

Quotes

[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

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

Connections

References The Flintstones (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

MR. SANDMAN
Written by Pat Ballard
Performed by The Chordettes
Courtesy of Barnaby Records
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User Reviews

 
Great John Candy movie!
12 July 2003 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This in My opinion is one of the late great John Candy's best films! The story,acting,music,and cast is just right.The film is very funny and it is never boring.I just love the Uncle Buck character.The character always wants to have a good time,is always kind and does small and big things for people that he doesn't even have to do. I wish more people in the world was like this.Anyway I have seen it many times and in My opinion its a classic!If you haven't seen Uncle Buck and love John Candy,silly and serious comedies then check out this great movie!I highly recommend it!


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