Uncle Buck (1989)

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PG (MPAA)

Overview

When Bob (Garrett M. Brown) and Cindy Russell (Elaine Bromka) have to leave town for a family emergency, they are left with no alternative but to call in Bob's brother, Buck (John Candy), to baby-sit. A jobless, lifelong bachelor with a heart of gold, Buck hardly seems the ideal baby-sitter. Charged with caring for his smart-mouthed teenage niece, Tia (Jean Louisa Kelly), and her two outspoken younger siblings, Maisy (Gaby Hoffman) and Miles (Macaulay Culkin), Buck finds himself learning how to survive in suburbia and parent at the same time. At first Buck doesn't even know how many times a day to feed the dog, much less the kids. He battles the washing machine and sends Miles to school with an utterly inedible bag lunch. But little by little Buck begins to take his responsibility seriously, putting the needs of his nieces and nephew before his own, earning their love and respect. With any luck, his newfound familial instincts will help him win back his estranged girlfriend, Chanice (Amy Madigan), who is tired of his refusal to commit to marriage. Directed by John Hughes (SIXTEEN CANDLES, THE BREAKFAST CLUB), this film was shot in various Illinois locations.
John Candy stars as the gruff but warmhearted Uncle Buck, a ne'er-do-well lug forced into the role of baby-sitter while the parents of his three young nieces and nephews are away attending to a sick family member. Unused to domestic duties, Buck has his hands full looking after sassy teenager Tia and her rambunctious younger siblings, Maizy and Miles. Between battles with uncooperative household appliances, Buck tries to prevent Tia from engaging in sexual activity with her horny boyfriend Bug while, at the same time, attempting to win back his own estranged lady love.
Theatrical Release Date 1989
Format DVD
Number of Discs 1

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PG (MPAA)

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Comedies
  • Distributor
    Universal Studios Home Video
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    100
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Audio
    Stereo, 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French, Spanish
  • Subtitles
    English
  • Closed Caption
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    DVD Features:

    Region 1
    Keep Case
    Single Layer
    Letterbox - 1.85
    Audio:
    Dolby Digital - 3.0 - English
    Dolby Digital - 3.0 - French
    Dolby Digital - 3.0 - Spanish
    Interactive Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Theatrical release date: August 16, 1989.

    Filmed in Chicago, Skokie, Wilmette, Evanston, and Northbrook, Illinois.

    Estimated budget: $15 million.
  • Release Date
    06/30/98
  • Theatrical Release
    1989
  • Rating
    PG (MPAA)
  • Format
    DVD
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    30 Day(s)

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Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly 12-16-1994 "...Culkin's wide-eyed takes...are almost as funny as Candy's delicious slow burns..."
Los Angeles Times 08-16-1989 "...[Hughes] can be surprisingly daring in introducing bits and pieces of tense domestic turmoil into his comedies, and this one is no exception..."
New York Times 08-16-1989 "...Uncle Buck is a breath of fresh air....The cast is good...[but it's Candy who] gives the film what heft it has..."

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  • from Edmonton Alberta
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John Candy fan

This has to be the funniest of all John Candy's movies. It is hilarious how he goes to babysit his brothers spoiled rotten kids and end up being their best friend.


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