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Unaccompanied Minors (2006)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  8 December 2006 (USA)
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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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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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Two of the actresses in this film are Paget Brewster and Gia Mantegna. Mantegna is the daughter of Joe Mantegna, who Brewster went on to star with, for many years, in Criminal Minds (2005) (2005). See more »

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Charlie zips himself up in the red suitcase without putting his hand outside of it. This is impossible since there is no suitcase built to zip up from the inside. See more »

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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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The Chipmunk Song
Written by Ross Bagdasarian
Performed by Alvin & The Chipmunks
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I Love This Movie!!!!!!!!
8 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love watching this over and over again, it's really fun to watch. So i don't know why it got a 4.1/10 I think it should be higher (say about 6.8/10.) But it's people's decisions and they can like, love or hate it. I love the story and the characters, their real fun to watch cause havoc in the airport terminal. But I only watch it like around the winter time or just whenever I want to. This is a movie for all ages (babies to adults.)

But it's sad because there wasn't a sequel, and I know the reason. Why would the same kids be in an airport again (it could be different kids.) You never know they might do something similar to this. Anyways, this would be great to watch with the family and it's very enjoyable and very funny.

It's like Home Alone, except it's more kids and their not alone!


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