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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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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 | teenager | babysitter | night | 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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16 August 1989 (USA)  »

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Tío Buck al rescate  »

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$66,758,538 (USA)
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The noise that Buck's car makes when it backfires is that of a gun shot and a firecracker. See more »

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When the teacher is asking the class a question and Maisy raises her hand (at around 58 mins), a girl in the background can be seen with a book and a box of crayons on her desk. In the next shot of Maisy, the crayons and book are missing (58:01). See more »

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

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Referenced in Even Stevens: Uncle Chuck (2001) See more »

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RHYTHM OF LIFE
Written and Performed by Hugh Harris
Under license from CEMA Special Markets, Capitol Records, Inc.
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Here's a quarter. Go downtown, and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face.
11 February 2004 | by (Nyiregyhaza, Hungary) – See all my reviews

Candy's best performance ever. As hard as it is to pick a favorite role that John Candy ever portrayed, I'd have to say it was Uncle Buck. Although this wasn't the only title he and Culkin ever shared, it was the only film the two ever shared any time on screen together.

Basic plot: Candy's sister-in-law's father has just had a heart attack in the middle of the night and the two parents rush trying to find someone to watch the kids for them while they hop the next flight to go see her father. In a desperate last resort, they call the husband's brother. Buck. Of course, the concerned uncle comes to the rescue and takes the task with no complaint. However, the oldest of the children doesn't care for her bumbling uncle, and the discipline and protection he places upon her, while her parents are away.

A great heart-warming comedy that will make you laugh and possibly even cry at times. A classic, and certainly a triumph that wouldn't have happened without John Candy. Hollywood truly lost a great actor.

I give this movie a 9 out of 10. One of the funniest and most wonderful stories, but not my favorite.

And that's my review.


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