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Release Date:
8 September 1990 (USA) See more »
Buck, a slob who drinks beer, smokes cigars, et cetera, becomes the guardian of his brother's three... See more »
Plot Keywords:
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 11)

Kevin Meaney ... Buck Russell (18 episodes, 1990-1991)
Dah-ve Chodan ... Tia Russell (18 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jacob Gelman ... Miles Russell (18 episodes, 1990-1991)
Sarah Martineck ... Maizy Russell (18 episodes, 1990-1991)

Series Directed by
James Widdoes (11 episodes, 1990-1991)
John Tracy (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Art Dielhenn (3 episodes, 1990)
Series Writing credits
John Hughes (18 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tim O'Donnell (5 episodes, 1990)

Series Produced by
Richard Gurman .... co-executive producer / executive producer (5 episodes, 1990)
Tim O'Donnell .... executive producer / producer (5 episodes, 1990)
Jack Seifert .... producer (5 episodes, 1990)
Lori Motyer .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1990)
Rick Newberger .... co-producer (4 episodes, 1990)
Series Original Music by
Steve Dorff (5 episodes, 1990)
Series Cinematography by
Wayne Kennan (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Film Editing by
Robert Souders (4 episodes, 1990)
Series Casting by
Maryann Kohler (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Production Design by
Bill Brzeski (1 episode, 1990)
Series Art Direction by
Bill Brzeski (1 episode, 1990)
Series Set Decoration by
Barbara Miranda (1 episode, 1990)
Charles Pierce (1 episode, 1990)
Series Makeup Department
Robert Ostermann .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Production Management
Victor Hsu .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1990)
Abby Singer .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1990)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Barth .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1990)
Melinda Casey .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 1990)
Series Sound Department
Robert Crosby .... sound mixer (1 episode, 1990)
Klaus Landsberg .... sound mixer (1 episode, 1990)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Buck .... camera coordinator (1 episode, 1990)

Richard J. Lee Jr. .... set lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Judith Brewer Curtis .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1990)
Diana Eden .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1990)
Joseph A. Kerezman .... set costumer (1 episode, 1990)
David McGough .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1990)
Bob Watts .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1990)
Series Editorial Department
Karen Kirchner .... post-production coordinator (1 episode, 1990)
Series Music Department
Celia Weiner .... music editor (7 episodes, 1990-1991)
John Bettis .... lyricist: theme song (5 episodes, 1990)
Ronnie Milsap .... singer: theme song (5 episodes, 1990)
Series Other crew
Catherine Pittman .... animal coordinator (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
Pixie Wespiser .... assistant to producer (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Kevin Abbott .... executive script consultant (4 episodes, 1990)
Sheila Lauder .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1990)

Carolyn Hayes .... production auditor (unknown episodes)
Susan Vercelli .... production assistant (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The pilot caused a minor controversy in 1990, because of a scene where Maizy tells Uncle Buck: "You suck", the first time this had happened in an American network television series.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Uncle Buck (1989)See more »
Uncle BuckSee more »


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26 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Absolute tripe, 4 November 2003
Author: matlock-6 from Chicago, IL

The Uncle Buck television series is a testament to the TV of the late 80s - early 90s, in which networks appeared to completely lose what little creative talent they had. Instead, they chose to spin-off any movie that had any kind of popular following.

Uncle Buck the TV show was, of course, shamelessly copied from the John Hughes film of the same name, which starred John Candy in the title role.

Shows like this should be utterly forgotten. Fortunately for the TV viewing public, this and other lame spin-off attempts (Ferris Bueller, to name another), very quickly sank into the abyss of useless cast-off shows that not even a mother could love.

For a hilarious, touching film, rent Uncle Buck starring John Candy. If some TV station decides to show episodes of Uncle Buck the TV show, I suggest you pawn your TV and take up Greenlandic throat singing.

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