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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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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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Trivia

Buck's car (which he called "The Beast") was a 1975-78 Mercury Marquis coupe. See more »

Goofs

Before Chanice slams her hand on the ink pad, her sleeve is up (at around 58 mins). When her hand lays on the pad (26:47), the sleeve is down and back up when she lifts her arm (26:50). 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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John Candy's voice shouts, "Wake up!" See more »

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References Dirty Dancing (1987) See more »

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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
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A sensitive, often touching film that was made for John Candy's talents.
4 December 1998 | by (Brea, Ca. 92821) – See all my reviews

Uncle Buck is a lovable character who, though irresponsible at times, loves his brother's children like his own. He winds up trying to deal with more than he bargained for when he must keep track of his teenage niece who tests the limits while her parents are not at home. It is funny and touching, something Candy does very well. This is a movie worth renting and one that teens and up can really enjoy.


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