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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Grace Conrad (as Gina Mantegna)
Sam Davenport
Head Guard Hoffman
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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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Rated PG for mild rude humor and language | See all certifications »

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8 December 2006 (USA)  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


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 »


When Spencer hangs up the phone at the airport, then it goes to his mom, the woman sitting next to Spencer's mom pushes her headband up. in the next part, it is back down again. See more »


Spencer Davenport: You're not going to be scared this time are you?
Katherine Davenport: Not after the night I've had.
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References Extreme Makeover (2002) See more »


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Written by Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau (as Charles-Andre Comeau), David Desrosiers,
Sebastien Lefebvre, Jeff Stinco (as Jean-Francois Stinco) and Arnold Lanni
Performed by Simple Plan
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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great movie
17 December 2011 | by (greece) – See all my reviews

i just saw this movie.and as Christmas is one week ahead ,this movie made me glad and had all the good feelings together with clever stylish adventure and kids being intelligent.made me want to be in their group.no one is really bad in this movie,it did not have any "bad" characters or scenes unlike some other family movies.it was a very warm and entertaining movie.the acting was pretty good.the rhythm was proper ,not very fast ,but neither boring,keeping you happy and curious.it makes you see an airport through a child's eyes.i did not see much difference between this movie and the mega-classic home alone,except the star quality of macaulay culkin.but guess what.these kids are very likable without really trying to be,which is a great approach.all together i recommend this movie especially during the Christmas period for everyone young or old who can still feel like a little kid trying to have fun.

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