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.

Rate this script:(4.33 / 3 votes)

John Hughes

An American filmmaker. Beginning as an author of humorous essays and stories for National Lampoon, he went on to write, produce and sometimes direct some of the most successful live-action comedy films of the 1980s and 1990s. Most of Hughes's work is set in the Chicago metropolitan area. He is best known for his coming-of-age teen comedy films which often combined magic realism with honest depictions of suburban teenage life. more…

All John Hughes scripts | John Hughes Scripts

FAVORITE (2 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018


Translate and read this script in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss this Uncle Buck script with the community:


Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


"Uncle Buck" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 10 Aug. 2020. <https://www.scripts.com/script/uncle_buck_22505>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

Watch the movie trailer

Uncle Buck

The Marketplace:

Sell your Script !

Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!

The Studio:

ScreenWriting Tool

Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.