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Unaccompanied Minors -- 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.
Unaccompanied Minors -- 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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Jacob Meszaros (written by) &
Mya Stark (written by)
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Release Date:
8 December 2006 (USA) See more »
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Silent night... Yeah, right. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
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(74 articles)
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lewis Black ... Oliver Porter

Wilmer Valderrama ... Zach Van Bourke

Tyler James Williams ... Charlie Goldfinch

Dyllan Christopher ... Spencer Davenport

Brett Kelly ... Timothy 'Beef' Wellington

Gia Mantegna ... Grace Conrad (as Gina Mantegna)

Quinn Shephard ... Donna Malone

Paget Brewster ... Valerie Davenport

Rob Corddry ... Sam Davenport

Dominique Saldaña ... Katherine Davenport

Jessica Walter ... Cindi

Rob Riggle ... Head Guard Hoffman
Michelle Sandler ... Mary Lynn

David Koechner ... Ernie

B.J. Novak ... Desk Attendant

Mindy Kaling ... Restaurant Hostess

Kevin McDonald ... Guard in the Hall #1
Bruce McCulloch ... Guard in the Hall #2

Mark McKinney ... Guard in the Hall #3

Dave Allen ... Gas Station Attendant (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)

Steve Bannos ... Tree Salesman

Tony Hale ... Alan Davies

Cedric Yarbrough ... Melvin Goldfinch

Kristen Wiig ... Carole Malone

Nick Thune ... Handsome Santa

Heather Beers ... Flight Attendant
Allie Mac Kay ... Perky Presenter
Sandra Tsing Loh ... UM Room Attendant
Michael Maiello ... UM Room Attendant

Wayne Federman ... Airport Attendant
Annette Wright ... Airport Attendant

Ben Falcone ... Santa at Mall

Al Roker ... Al Roker
Stan Ellsworth ... Huge Guy at Hotel

Stephen Liska ... Hotel Desk Clerk

Lauren McKnight ... Jetsetter
Noah Bastian ... Jetsetter

Shareece Pfeiffer ... Pretty Mall Girl

Darren Ewing ... Admiral's Club Host
Joe Lookinland ... Bully
Brooks Bedore ... Bully
Lerin Porter ... Owen Marks

Gary Morgan ... Baggage Handler

Jim Wilkey ... Baggage Handler
Hayden Holbrook ... Bathroom Boy
Benjamin Ho ... Bathroom Boy
Tyler Scott Drewes ... Tough Kid
Kim W. Powell ... Ivy League Santa
Micaela Nelligan ... Beef's Mom

Conrad E. Palmisano ... Santa
Haley Fife ... Beef's Pretty Girl
Alisa Taylor ... Girlfriend
Ana Queren Seabra ... Girlfriend
Mallory Bouchard ... Girlfriend
Thomas Conroy ... Security Monitor (as Thomas M. Conroy)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tim Drake ... Shopper (uncredited)

Teri Garr ... Valerie's Sister (uncredited)

Bill Gillane ... Shopper (uncredited)
Sierra Jamison ... Elf (uncredited)
Denali McKinney ... Unaccompanied Minor (uncredited)

Josh McLerran ... Traveler (uncredited)
Taylor Moulton ... Unaccompanied Minor (uncredited)

Cal Nguyen ... Soldier (uncredited)
Meaghan Norell ... Flight Attendant (uncredited)
Greyson Richey ... Burping Boy (uncredited)

Brian Smyj ... Guard (uncredited)
Josh Twelves ... Traveler in Wheelchair (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Feig 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jacob Meszaros (written by) &
Mya Stark (written by)

Produced by
Michael Aguilar .... producer
Bruce Berman .... executive producer
Ira Glass .... executive producer
Michael Lambert .... executive producer
Dan Lin .... development executive
Carrie Morrow .... executive producer
Lauren Shuler Donner .... producer
Julie Snyder .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Andrews (music by)
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Baffa (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
George Folsey Jr. (edited by)
Brad E. Wilhite (edited by)
 
Casting by
Allison Jones 
 
Production Design by
Aaron Osborne 
 
Art Direction by
Erin Cochran 
 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer M. Gentile 
 
Costume Design by
Lisa Tomczeszyn 
 
Makeup Department
Judy Darby .... hair stylist
Scott H. Eddo .... makeup department head
Julie Kreger .... key hair stylist
Greg T. Moon .... key makeup artist
Lindey L. Crow .... makeup day-player (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Carrie Morrow .... unit production manager
Kelley Smith-Wait .... executive in charge of production
Barbara Russo .... post-production executive (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matias Alvarez .... assistant director
Peewee Piemonte .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Robert Bernard .... lead graphic designer
Katherine Brim .... art swing
Chris Buchinsky .... storyboard artist
Reed Fanning .... art swing
Glen R. Feldman .... assistant property master
Melissa K. Frankel .... set dressing buyer
Robert Hale .... head paint foreman
Matt Harris .... assistant props
Adam Henderson .... set dresser
Michael T. Higgins .... lead man
Dominique James .... set dresser
Jacob A. Jessop .... set dresser
Gary A. Krakoff .... construction coordinator
Matt Mangum .... greens person: second unit
Karl J. Martin .... set designer
Scotty Meek .... on-set dresser
Jonas Sappington .... set dresser
Anthony Straga .... set dresser
Jason Walser .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Christopher S. Aud .... supervising sound editor
Benjamin Beardwood .... sound editor
Bob Beher .... supervising foley editor
Steve Bissinger .... sound effects editor
Jason Brady .... sound utility
Stephanie Brown .... first assistant sound editor
Bobby Fisk .... sound
Eric Gotthelf .... adr mixer
David Jobe .... foley mixer
Adam Johnston .... sound effects editor
Tim LeBlanc .... sound mix technician
Lisa J. Levine .... co-adr supervisor
Mark L. Mangino .... supervising adr editor
Jason Oliver .... ProTools adr recordist
Andy Sisul .... first assistant sound editor
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein .... sound
Nathan Stock .... boom operator (as Nate Stock)
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
James Bomalick .... special effects technician
Chris Cline .... special effects technician
Ryan McDowell .... special effects assistant
Ryan McDowell .... special effects assistant
Michael Roundy .... special effects technician
Ryan Roundy .... special effects technician
David Waine .... special effects director
 
Visual Effects by
Adam Avitabile .... digital compositor
Chad Buehler .... digital compositor
Thomas Clary .... visual effects coordinator: Digital Dream
Jon Farhat .... visual effects supervisor
Jenny Foster .... visual effects producer: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Collin Fowler .... visual effects coordinator: Illusion Arts
Buddy Gheen .... digital compositor
Mark Kenaston .... digital artist
Mary E. Manning .... visual effects artist: Illusion Arts
John R. McConnell .... compositor
Kelvin McIlwain .... visual effects supervisor
Corinne Pooler .... visual effects producer: Digital Dream
Rebecca Ramsey .... visual effects executive producer: Look Effects
Tefft Smith .... digital effects artist
Pablo Wang .... digital compositor
Doug Witsken .... digital compositor
Jan Yarbrough .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Stunts
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt driver
Troy Bellinghausen .... stunt double
Edward Conna .... stunts
Alex Daniels .... stunt player
Jayson Dumenigo .... stunt double: Dyllan Christopher
Peter Epstein .... stunts
John R. Favre .... stunts
Toby Holguin .... stunt double: Wilmer Valderrama
Kevin L. Jackson .... stunt performer
Kathy Jarvis .... stunt double: Teri Garr
Keii Johnston .... stunt double
Delma Miranda .... stunt double
Peewee Piemonte .... stunt coordinator
Brian Smyj .... stunts
Chrissy Weathersby Ball .... stunt double: Tyler Williams
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William Boaz .... rigging electrician
John Bramley .... still photographer
Kurtis Burr .... additional first assistant camera
T.C. Christensen .... director of photography: second unit
Allen Dial .... best boy rigging electric
Brian Dzyak .... epk videographer
David Erickson .... first assistant camera
Reed Fanning .... rigging grip
Jason Fife .... key grip
Brandon Gleave .... rigging electric
Andrew Glover .... gaffer
Chris Hill .... video playback operator
Ken Little Jr. .... assistant camera
William Long .... electrician (as Bill Long)
Tyler Meiners .... dolly grip
Duane Mieliwocki .... key first assistant camera
Kory Mills .... grip
Andrew Mitchell .... camera operator
Simon Miya .... assistant camera
Rick Page .... first assistant camera: second unit
Thad Paget .... assistant camera
Jason Painter .... first assistant camera
John Scott .... camera operator
Alan E. Stoddard .... lamp operator
Wayne Wulfenstein .... grip
 
Casting Department
Erin Empey-Baxter .... casting assistant
Dorian Frankel .... casting assistant
Gayle Jensen .... extras casting
Katie Jensen .... extras casting
Christopher Johns .... casting assistant
Judi McKee .... local casting
Katie Rampey .... casting assistant
Yong Yun .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tiffany Busche .... costumer
Wendy M. Craig .... costume supervisor
Amy Fegely .... key costumer
Amy Jean Roberts .... costumer
Chapin Simpson .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Benjamin Cook .... editorial assistant
Marc Fisher .... on-line editor
Jacquelyn Karambelas .... apprentice editor (as Jacquelyn Dean)
Kathleen Largay .... digital intermediate colorist assist
Anna DiNuovo Slaughter .... digital intermediate producer (as Anna DiNuovo)
 
Music Department
Tom Calderaro .... conductor
Tom Calderaro .... supervising orchestrator
David Connor .... orchestrator
Julie Eidsvoog .... music preparation
Rick Giovinazzo .... orchestrator
Jennifer Hawks .... music supervisor
Will Kaplan .... music editor
Tom Kramer .... music editor
Stephen Krause .... scoring mixer
Erik Lundborg .... orchestrator
Larry Rench .... additional orchestrator
David Reynolds .... orchestrator
John Clement Wood .... composer assistant (as John Wood)
Gina Zimmitti .... music contractor
Tom Trafalski .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Britani Alexander .... picture car coordinator
Scott Doleto .... transportation co-captain
Lindsay Dougherty .... transportation office coordinator
Timothy 'Toes' Erwin .... transportation coordinator
'Wild Bill' Laczko .... transportation
Mike Law .... driver
Brett Miller .... transportation captain
Rick Spidell .... driver
Thomas Dean Starkey .... transportation
Manju Varghese .... driver
 
Other crew
Kimberly Aguirre .... payroll accountant
Stephen H. Aldridge .... production assistant
Tyler Atkinson .... set production assistant
Hayley Badham .... production assistant
Gavin J. Behrman .... production accountant
Suzanne Bingham .... script supervisor
Jenni Bushman .... production assistant
Angie Lee Cobbs .... assistant coordinator
Kent Daniels .... production assistant
Paulette Dauber .... unit publicist
Doris Donnenberg .... production coordinator
Steven Doxey .... production assistant
Jennifer Dunne .... location manager
Nathan Forsgren .... location assistant
Sara Gunther .... assistant: Mr. Aguilar
Melissa Herron .... travel coordinator
Brianna Carol Hill .... location assistant
Scott Hinckley .... production assistant
Andrew K. Hodge .... assistant location manager
Katie Holland .... production secretary
Kelly L. King .... key set production assistant
Kelly Kougias .... assistant: Mr. Feig
Brandon Lang .... assistant: Ms. Morrow
Nathan D. Lee .... production assistant
Kathy Liska .... executive assistant: Ms. Shuler Donner
Brandon Margolis .... executive assistant: Mr. Feig
Jennifer Miller .... key assistant location manager
David Norton Jr. .... location assistant
Jill Nunley .... assistant production coordinator
Ryan Pederson .... production assistant
Michael Plewa .... assistant
Tim Sabuco .... stand-in
Jason Seaton .... production assistant
Aaron Lee Syrett .... film commissioner: Utah
Tommy Woodard .... film commission specialist: Utah
Bruce Gray .... sculpture art provided by (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Grounded" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for mild rude humor and language
Runtime:
90 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Grace Conrad:If you guys get me sent back to that room, your dead!
Donna Malone:What are you gonna do, rich girl. Have your daddy hire a hit man?
Grace Conrad:Maybe I'll just have him break your dad out of jail.
Spencer Davenport:[hiding his face behind his hand] Hmmmm...
[Grace smirks at Donna, who reacts by attacking Grace and starting a fight]
Charlie Goldfinch:Girl fight! Girl fight! Oh, my gosh, it's a girl fight!
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Soundtrack:
Silver BellsSee more »

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28 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
Seemed a little childish..., 6 December 2006
Author: Jane_Deaux from United States

You should know that I had decided I'd rather watch "Minors" than "Santa Clause 3" or "Deck the Halls," so going into the movie I was probably more lenient with it than I might have otherwise been...

But anyway, I saw this and I thought it was okay. It reminded me a little of Home Alone with more kids and antics. I thought the four main kids--the ones stuck in the airport--had good chemistry and went well together. The adults (Black, Valderrama), while they've done okay in other movies/shows, seemed to be "acting down." In fact, the whole movie kind of seemed that way.

These kids must be 13 or 14 but they're acting more like eight or nine. I'm sure it was as the director wanted but even the adults were talking slow and using lots of animated hand gestures. At the very beginning of the movie, one girl sits on a young, hip Santa's lap and tells him he "hot" and then the rest of the movie has the exaggerated and childish feeling of an episode of Blue's Clues. But, since I was ready to watch and enjoy this movie, I laughed at all the falling down, food-throwing, name-calling activity.

I noticed a theme. I think this theme or message is what some parents will like about the movie and what some might decide to steer clear of: children of divorce do well on their own, perhaps even better than kids whose parents are still married. My parents divorced when I was 14 and I don't really feel like it had a huge impact on my life but today's kids are... different. Maybe "divorce kids" will enjoy this divorce kid fantasy more than everyone else. Parents will approve of it because, even with the happy ending, the divorced parents in the film were still divorced in the end.

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