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

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£240,378 (UK) (15 December 2006)

Gross:

$16,647,384 (USA) (2 March 2007)
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Character Grace Conrad says that her family spends Christmas in Utah - the same location as the picture was filmed in. See more »

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When Charlie is dancing in the unclaimed luggage warehouse the floor around him is completely clean with all the luggage to the sides, however then in the shot with all of the kids dancing things are spread all around the floor. See more »

Quotes

Grace Conrad: Where are my friends?
Spencer Davenport: Oh, man. Where's my sister?
Oliver Porter: They went where all the good little boys and girls go for Christmas. They went somewhere nice. Where, you ask? Why, the comfortable and festive Hoover International Lodge. Which is just a few thousand yards down from this delightful little room. Which now smells like a horse died in it.
Charlie Goldfinch: Oh, so we're going to the Lodge?
Oliver Porter: Uh, I think I have an answer to your question. Are you out of your juice-drinking little minds? Have you looked outside lately? ...
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References Frosty the Snowman (1969) See more »

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All Aboard
Written by Chuck Berry
Performed by Groovie Ghoulies
By permission of Green Door Recording Company c/o Sunflower Entertainment Company, Inc.
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My kids liked it
30 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I gave this movie a 5, which is a compromise. There were a few smiles in it, but mostly not such a great plot - but my kids, 11 and 14, enjoyed it, the 11 year old the most. If I were making the decision for myself alone, I wouldn't watch it until it came on TV, but it was worth it for a couple hours of enjoyment for the kids. The acting by the child actors was surprisingly good; it was the story that was not well-developed. I guess I should have realized that it wasn't that great when I discovered that it was located in the smallest theater in the multiplex! Overall, I'm sorry I spent over $17.00 to get us all in, but somewhat mollified by the fact that my daughter laughed out loud, repeatedly.


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