As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon charms his younger relatives Miles and Maizy with his hefty cooking and his new way of doing the laundry. His carefree style does not impress everyone though - especially his rebellious teenage niece, Tia, and his impatient girlfriend, Chanice. With a little bit of luck and a lot of love, Uncle Buck manages to surprise everyone in this heartwarming family comedy.Written by
When casting the role of Kevin McCallister in Home Alone (1990), Chris Columbus had already seen Macaulay Culkin in Uncle Buck (1989) but he wanted to audition some other kids first even though John Hughes had his heart set on Culkin. So Columbus met Culkin in New York and was very charmed by him and he thought he was fantastic. Columbus auditioned five other kids and none of them shaped up to Culkin. Columbus went with Culkin because he was not as picture perfect and he had an instant bond to the kids in the audience. Columbus knew the cameras would love him and he was immensely funny. See more »
When Buck is smoking near the fireplace on the couch the length of his cigar ash changes (01:08:34 medium, 01:09:22 long, 01:09:49 short). This is also an issue while Buck is looking at the wedding photos before (28:28) and after (28:38) he pulls out the folded photo. See more »
Get your bag off the table, people eat there.
People eat off of plates.
Don't give me any crap, Maizy.
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When the movie finishes, John Candy's voice yells "Wake up!", followed by the sound of an air horn and John laughing. See more »
Trailer contains several scenes that aren't in the final cut of the film, including one of Buck shaving, one where Buck talks to Mrs. Russell about how he'll handle the kids, the lunch bag in the school locker, and Buck talking to Marcie in a supermarket. See more »