Uncle Buck

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): John Hughes
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

- I don't want him here.

- It's just a suggestion.

He doesn't have kids. He isn't married.

He doesn't even work!

He's a little out there,

but he's responsible and he's family.

Buck is not the kind of guy

I feel comfortable leaving my kids with.

The trashy people he hangs out with.

That woman who sells tires.

The horse racing, the gambling.

Can you see him in this house?


Call the Nevilles.

Are we going to Indianapolis?

Daddy and I are.

And we're not?

No, that's not a good idea.


I loved my father very much.

So why did you move away from him?

If my family moved away from me,

I'd have a heart attack too.

I see.

- Who will take care of us?

- Mr. And Mrs. Neville.

- Is that a joke?

- You don't like the Nevilles?

- The dog's a ball sniffer.

- Don't talk like that.

Mr. Neville yelled at Michael because

their dog was sniffing Michael's balls.

- Don't use that word.

- I don't know another word.

We can talk to Mr. Neville

about the dog.

Sorry, honey.

They're in Florida.

You get in bed.

You have to get up for school.

- Who's in Florida?

- Get back in bed.

- What's the other word for balls?

- Get in bed.


What do we do?

I don't think we have much choice.

Can we trust him?


Buck, this is Bob.

Bob? Bob who?

It's your brother.


Hang on a minute.

Just used your Christmas present.

The Clapper.

You little pissant, how you doing?

Geez! Are you drunk?

You know something?

We gotta get together. I haven't been

over your house since you moved in.

I'm sorry about those bushes too.

I had no idea...

that they would catch on fire like that.

You were right. I should never

have put the barbecue that close.

Cindy's father

had a heart attack tonight.

We'd like toget to Indianapolis

as soon as possible.

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John Hughes

John Wilden Hughes, Jr. (February 18, 1950 – August 6, 2009) was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He directed and/or scripted some of the most successful comedy films of the 1980s and early 1990s, including the comedy National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), the coming-of-age comedy Sixteen Candles (1984), the teen sci-fi comedy Weird Science (1985), the coming-of-age comedy-drama The Breakfast Club (1985), the coming-of-age comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), the romantic comedy-drama Pretty in Pink (1986), the romance Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), the comedies Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) and Uncle Buck (1989), the Christmas family comedy Home Alone (1990) and its sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). more…

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