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Unaccompanied Minors (2006)

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A group of unaccompanied minors bond while snowed in at the midwestern Hoover International Airport during the holiday season and ultimately create a makeshift holiday themselves.

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Storyline

Spencer and his little sister, Katherine, are flying to Pennsylvania for Christmas with their dad. While changing planes, a blizzard moves in and cancels all flights out of Hoover Airport: they must stay in a basement room with the other unaccompanied minors. Spencer and four others - a chubby boy, a non-stop-talker, a surly girl, and a rich kid - go AWOL and get in trouble with Mr. Porter, the Christmas-hating airport supervisor. The five misfits spend the night evading and enduring Porter's punishments, discovering all sorts of things in back rooms, making sure Katherine gets her visit from Santa, and finding among themselves a new kind of family. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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No planes, no parents, no problem. See more »


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Rated PG for mild rude humor and language | See all certifications »

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8 December 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$157,361 (Australia) (1 December 2006)

Gross:

$16,647,384 (USA) (2 March 2007)
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Trivia

For the UK release, the film was renamed twice. The original trailer was titled Unaccompanied Minors; the second trailer and the film referred to it as Grounded, and the third trailer had the title as Grounded: Unaccompanied Minors. See more »

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In the unclaimed luggage warehouse, Charlie is seen holding a tape player with his left hand. On a following shot, the tape player is gone. See more »

Quotes

Spencer Davenport: Nachos. Oh, my mom never lets me eat those, you know? So, an order of those. She's banned all sodas from the house, so extra, extra, extra-large root beer.
Restaurant Hostess: My mom never let me eat mozzarella sticks.
Spencer Davenport: Mine either. Two orders. On to dessert, huh?
Restaurant Hostess: You don't have a tapeworm, do you?
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Everything's Gonna Be Cool This Christmas (Electric Version)
Written by Mark Oliver Everett
Performed by The Eels (as Eels) with Butch Norton
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Hey, hey, this isn't a bad movie at all
21 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, I do give it a medium rating...not bad and not good, but if adults park their brains outside the theater before going in, they'll find it fun. Sure, you have to overlook the way the kids are smarter than the adults and the fact that firstly the security guards aren't bright enough to be working airport security and even so aren't villains but just guys trying to do their jobs. Anyway, the acting is good and the script isn't bad if you don't think too hard about it. The movie is after all targeted for a junior high level audience, but the filmmakers are skillful enough to make it enjoyable for older viewers. Sure it's a reworking and multiplication of the Home Alone theme and Christmas setting. As other reviewers mentioned, there are echos also of The Breakfast Club and The Terminal. However, it's fluffy, harmless fun and there are worse movies out there right now. BTW, how did this get down to #2 on the worst list when Deck The Halls which isn't half as good is out there?


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