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Uncle Buck


John Candy, Jean Louisa Kelly, Macaulay Culkin, Gaby Hoffmann View All


John Hughes (Screenplay), John Hughes (Director) View All

Release: Aug. 16th, 1989
Runtime: 1 hour, 40 minutes
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...
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12 Remake Uncle Buck?
I've been hearing rumors around Hollywood about them re-making John Hughes' Uncle Buck. For me, this would be a huge mistake because nothing can top John Candy's performance. That movie is a classi...

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Citizen Rules
Director: John Hughes Writer: John Hughes Cast: John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly Genre: Comed.
The Rodent
Another John Hughes comedy for the collection, Uncle Buck is an incredibly realised, immensely funny and heartwarming tale of family, morals, life lessons and, at times, basic slapstick.
John Hughes and John Candy once again struck gold as a movie making team with a 1989 comedy called Uncle Buck, that makes a pretty standard story special due to some deft screenwriting and Candy's ability to bring more to a role than what's on the paper.