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Uncle Buck (1989)

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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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John Hughes

Writer:

John Hughes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Candy ... Buck Russell
Jean Louisa Kelly ... Tia Russell
Gaby Hoffmann ... Maizy Russell (as Gaby Hoffman)
Macaulay Culkin ... Miles Russell
Amy Madigan ... Chanice Kobolowski
Elaine Bromka ... Cindy Russell
Garrett M. Brown ... Bob Russell
Laurie Metcalf ... Marcie Dahlgren-Frost
Jay Underwood ... Bug
Brian Tarantina ... E. Roger Coswell
Mike Starr ... Pooter-the-Clown
Suzanne Shepherd ... Mrs. Hogarth
William Windom ... Mr. Hatfield (voice)
Dennis Cockrum ... Pal
Joel Robinson Joel Robinson ... Miles' Friend #1
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

He's crude. He's crass. He's family. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1990 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Tío Buck al rescate See more »

Filming Locations:

Wheeling, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,794,501, 18 June 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$66,758,538

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$79,258,538
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Madigan, John Candy and Laurie Metcalf have co-starred in films with Kevin Costner. Hoffmann and Madigan in Field of Dreams (1989) - interestingly released in the same year as Uncle Buck - and Candy and Metcalf in JFK (1991). See more »

Goofs

When Uncle Buck is drinking on the couch, at first, in a frontal shot (at around 1h 08 mins), the label on his beer bottle is to his right. In the next cut, from behind him, the label is on his left side (01:08:36). Then, when viewed again from the front, the label is again on his right side (01:08:42). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tia: Get your bag off the table, people eat there.
Maisey Russell: People eat off of plates.
Tia: Don't give me any crap, Maizy.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »


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Written by Allen Toussaint
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User Reviews

A Beautiful Film About Family and Teen Choices
26 July 2001 | by indiewastelanderSee all my reviews

I love this movie. John Hughes is brilliant. John Candy shines. The plot

was perfect and the movie turned out great. Jean Louisa Kelly is perfect

for the girl going through decisions on teen sex. And seeing little

Macaulay Culkin before Home Alone and his fame made him a good start.

And before Now and Then and 200 Cigerettes, little Gaby Hoffmann is so

adorable. The little ones were my favorite characters. And the scene

where Miles (Culkin) was asking Buck (Candy) all of the personal

questions was one touching and entertaining scene. This movie was more

of a drama than a comedy once you get the feeling. Everyone should love

this movi


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