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Uncle Buck ()


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Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.

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Buck Russell
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Tia Russell
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Maizy Russell (as Gaby Hoffman)
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Miles Russell
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Chanice Kobolowski
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Cindy Russell
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Bob Russell
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Marcie Dahlgren-Frost
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Bug
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E. Roger Coswell
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Pooter-the-Clown
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Mrs. Hogarth
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Mr. Hatfield (voice)
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Pal
Joel Robinson ...
Miles' Friend #1
Colin Baumgartner ...
Miles' Friend #2
Erik Whipple ...
Miles' Friend #3
Mark Rosenthal ...
Party Boy #1
Doug von Nessen ...
Party Boy #2 (as Doug Von Nessen)
Wayne Kneeland ...
Party Boy #3
Gigi Casler ...
Party Girl in Bedroom
LaVerne Anderson ...
Party Girl #1 (as Laverne Anderson)
Gina Doctor ...
Party Girl #2
Rachel Thompson Perrine ...
Party Girl #3
Ron Payne ...
Maizy's Teacher
Jane Vickerilla ...
Teacher #1
Kyle Lewis Eastman ...
School Child
Dana Taylor ...
School Child
Jennifer Kane ...
School Child
Christen Loftis ...
School Child
Genae Affrunti ...
School Child
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School Child
Betsy Bottando ...
Woman in Car
Julia Morgan ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Granville Ames ...
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Ramey Ellis ...
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Laura Jacoby ...
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Arnold F. Turner ...
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Garin Bouble ...
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Tim Hoskins ...
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Julie Payne ...
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Todd Larson ...
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Kevin Bassett ...
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Cathy Carlson ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
James Anthony Caruso ...
Party Boy #4 (uncredited)
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Scary man in mailbox slot (uncredited)
Frost Keaton ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Robert Minkoff ...
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School Child (uncredited)

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John Hughes

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John Hughes ... (written by)

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William H. Brown ... associate producer (as Bill Brown)
John Hughes ... producer
Tom Jacobson ... producer
Ramey E. Ward ... associate producer

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Ira Newborn

Cinematography by

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Ralf D. Bode ... director of photography (as Ralf Bode)

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Lou Lombardo
Tony Lombardo
Peck Prior

Editorial Department

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Donah Bassett ... negative cutter
Ellen Elphand ... apprentice editor
Jerrie Fowler ... assistant editor
John Lafferty ... assistant editor
Gina Lombardo ... first assistant editor
Ed O'Malley ... assistant editor
Tim Silano ... first assistant editor
Tony Taurus ... assistant editor
Fred C. Vitale ... apprentice editor

Casting By

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Risa Bramon Garcia ... (as Risa Bramon)
Billy Hopkins

Production Design by

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John W. Corso
Doug Kraner

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Daniel Loren May ... (as Dan May)

Costume Design by

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Marilyn Vance ... (as Marilyn Vance-Straker)

Makeup Department

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Ben Nye Jr. ... makeup designer: John Candy
Linda Rizzuto ... additional hair stylist
Dione Taylor ... hair stylist
Jamie Sue Weiss ... additional makeup artist (as Jamie Weiss)
Steve LaPorte ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Alan C. Blomquist ... unit production manager
Raymond Hartwick ... unit production manager (as Ray Hartwick)
Tom Udell ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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William H. Brown ... second unit director (as Bill Brown)
Forrest L. Futrell ... second second assistant director
David Kelley ... second assistant director
Thomas J. Mack ... first assistant director (as Thomas Mack)

Art Department

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Len Borggrebe ... propmaker foreman (as Len Borgrebbe)
Daniel B. Clancy ... set dresser
James M. Davis ... construction foreman (as Jim M. Davis)
Kenneth J. Gagnon Sr. ... construction coordinator: Chicago (as Kenneth J. Gagnon)
Casey Hallenbeck ... leadman (as Casey C. Hallenbeck)
Kim S. Hobbs ... lead set: Chicago (as Kim Hobbs)
Steve Homa ... greensman (as Steven C. Homma)
Steven Curtis Husch ... assistant prop person
Thomas M. Jones ... set dresser
Doug Kraner ... visual consultant (as Douglas Arthur Kraner)
Louis M. Mann ... assistant art director
Jerry Moss ... property master
Jeff Passanante ... construction coordinator
Paul Stanwyck ... painter foreman (as Paul J. Stanwyck)
William F. Stuebe ... labor foreman: Chicago
Amie McCarthy Winn ... assistant prop person (as Amie McCarthy)
Jacob Zawacki ... construction foreman: Chicago
Anthony Joseph Fatigato ... painter (uncredited)
Robert E. Knight ... head signwriter (uncredited)
Robert Bruce Myers ... labor foreman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Greg Agalsoff ... boom operator (as Gregg Agalsoff)
Gary Alexander ... re-recording mixer
James R. Alexander ... sound mixer (as James Alexander)
Bob Beher ... assistant sound editor (as Robert A. Behr)
Tom Bellfort ... supervising sound editor
George Fredrick ... sound editor
Scott Martin Gershin ... sound editor
Joe Gilbert ... adr assistant
Stan Gilbert ... adr supervisor
Per Hallberg ... assistant sound editor
Doug Hemphill ... re-recording mixer (as D.M. Hemphill)
Chris Jenkins ... re-recording mixer
Larry Kemp ... sound editor
Lou Kleinman ... sound editor
Michael Magill ... sound editor (as Michael D. Magill)
Cindy Marty ... sound editor
Jeff Rosen ... sound editor (as Jeffrey Rosen)
Frank Smathers ... sound editor (as Frank T. Smathers)
Wylie Stateman ... supervising sound editor
Jeffrey A. Williams ... cable person
Larry Kemp ... foley supervisor (uncredited)
Mark Lanza ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Robert Nichols II ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Dan Cangemi ... special effects
Jeff Jarvis ... special effects coordinator

Stunts

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M. James Arnett ... stunt coordinator (as James Arnett)
Ken Blazer ... stunt double
Bob Elmore ... stunt double
Manny Perry ... stunt double

Camera and Electrical Department

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Steve Bradarich ... video playback operator (as Stephen Bradarich)
Michelle Crenshaw ... second assistant camera
Ron Leahy ... chief lighting technician: second unit
Morgan Michael Lewis ... key grip
Gregory Lundsgaard ... director of photography: second unit
Mel P. Mack ... electrician (as Mel Mack)
Mark E. Matthys ... grip (as Mark Matthys)
Dan McKenzie ... grip
Ronald W. McLeish ... chief lighting technician
Roy A. McLeish ... electrician
Danial Miller ... dolly grip (as Danial A. Miller)
David Morenz ... first assistant camera: second unit
James O. Oakes ... best boy grip
Michael Stone ... camera operator
Robert Swander ... chief lighting technician: Chicago (as Robert S. Swander)
John Swanders ... assistant chief lighting technician (as John Swander)
Alex Touyarot ... first assistant camera
John Waldo ... second assistant camera
Dean Williams ... still photographer
Kevin Bassett ... second unit: camera assistant (uncredited)
Paolo Cascio ... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
Chris Hayes ... camera operator (uncredited)
Quentin Matthys ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Paul Adler ... casting associate
Suzanne Smith ... casting associate
Anne N. Chapman ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ilene Giardini ... costumer: women
Daniel J. Lester ... costume supervisor (as Dan Lester)
Silvio Scarano ... costumer: men

Location Management

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Jacolyn Baker ... location manager
Jolanta Piwowarczyk ... location auditor (as Jolanta T. Piwowarczyk)

Music Department

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Jeff Carson ... music editor
Matt Dike ... composer: additional music
Tom Kramer ... music editor
Ron Payne ... music coordinator
Michael Ross ... composer: additional music
Tarquin Gotch ... music supervisor (uncredited)
Don Nemitz ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Dave Busick ... set mechanic
John Hardy ... transportation co-captain
James Hogan ... transportation captain
Patrick Lynn ... transportation co-captain (as Patrick J. Lynn)
Armand Paoletti ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Jacqueline G. Arthur ... assistant: Marilyn Vance-Straker (as Jacki Arthur)
Charles J. Brady Jr. ... craft service (as Charles J. Brady)
Michael D. Cronin ... first aid
Joan Eisenberg ... unit publicist
William Shane Grisco ... animal trainer (as William S. Grisco)
Frank T. Hernandez ... personal assistant: John Candy (as Frank Hernandez)
Holly Hudecek ... teacher (as Holly Hudacek)
Tammy Karabas ... production secretary
Adena Lazan ... accounting clerk
Shari Leibowitz ... production coordinator
Brenda Morris ... assistant auditor
Mary Nitti ... assistant production coordinator
Anne Rapp ... script supervisor (as Ann Rapp)
Marshall Schlom ... script supervisor (as Marshall I. Schlom)
Jane Vickerilla ... assistant: John Hughes
Jeanne Weber ... graphic consultant
Miranda Garrison ... choreographer (uncredited)
Mark Gulbrandsen ... dailies projection technician (uncredited)
Stephen W. Hollocker ... assistant: John Hughes (uncredited)
Steve Kraus ... dailies projectionist (uncredited)
Chris McKay ... production assistant (uncredited)
Robert Schick ... production assistant (uncredited)
Daniel Shriver ... photo double (uncredited) / stand-in (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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 edward-fraraccio

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Also Known As
  • L'oncle Buck (France)
  • Allein mit Onkel Buck (Germany)
  • Solos con nuestro tío (Spain)
  • Oncle Buck (Canada, French title)
  • Io e zio Buck (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Box Office

Budget $15,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $8,794,501, 18 Jun 1989
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $79,258,538

Did You Know?

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Trivia During Miles' interrogation of Uncle Buck (22:36 to 23:01), John Candy wrote out the script's dialogue, and wore it atop his head so Macaulay Culkin could read the lines more quickly, and keep the pace of the scene very fast. (Note that this would be the take of the scene when the camera was set for close-ups of Miles.) See more »
Goofs The size of the pancakes change. In the first shot the pancake is extremely large (at around 51 mins). When Buck begins to flip it over (at around 57 mins), it is a lot smaller. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Casualties of War/Rude Awakening/Uncle Buck/The Abyss/A Chorus of Disapproval (1989). See more »
Soundtracks RHYTHM OF LIFE See more »
Crazy Credits When the movie finishes, John Candy's voice yells "Wake up!", followed by the sound of an air horn and John laughing. See more »
Quotes Buck Russell: I don't think I want to know a six-year-old who isn't a dreamer, or a sillyheart. And I sure don't want to know one who takes their student career seriously. I don't have a college degree. I don't even have a job. But I know a good kid when I see one. Because they're ALL good kids, until dried-out, brain-dead skags like you drag them down and convince them they're no good. You so much as scowl at my niece, or any other kid in this school, and I hear about it, and I'm coming looking for you!
[of Anita's mole]
Buck Russell: Take this quarter, go downtown, and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face! Good day to you, madam.
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