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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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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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Comedy | Drama | Family

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16 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tío Buck al rescate  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$66,758,538 (USA)
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Trivia

The movie was originally intended to be shot in the St. Louis area rather than John Hughes's traditional Chicago. Filming was about to begin when the decision was made to move the shoot to Chicago (the reason being that the film was set in winter and the winter of 1988 was unseasonably warm in St. Louis, leading to the change). See more »

Goofs

When Uncle Buck is in the bowling alley with Tia, Miles, and Maisey - "Pal" has already come to sit next to Tia - but in the long shot of Uncle Buck helping Maisey bowl, Tia is clearly sitting alone on the bench behind the lane. 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 »

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Spoofed in The Fast Show: Mixa (1996) See more »

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JUKE BOX BABY
Written by Joe Sherman and Koel Sherman
Performed by Perry Como
Courtesy of RCA Records
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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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