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

But we have a problem

with the kids.

We're stuck for somebody to watch them.

If you're not doing anything...

Is this okay with Cindy?

It's got Cindy's approval?

Oh, yeah.

That'd be great. I'd be honored.

I've still got the one bedroom.

I'm going to get a bigger place.

But they can bring their sleeping bags.

We'll have fun.

We'll make tents.

Get some toys and peanut butter.

- We'll have a blast.

- I thought you could come here.

The kids have school.

What am I thinking? Sure.

Tonight or in the morning?

Tonight would be best

if you could do it.

Tonight will be fine.

Don't worry.

I'll pack a few things

and I'm on my way.

Thanks. See you soon.

He can do it.

He was asleep and I woke him up.

At this hour, that's a good sign.

We're all set.

Okay, this, this and this.

Bag, bag, bag.

This will do.


Chanice, honey?

I have bad news.

Let me guess.

You are not coming in to work

in the morning.

Just let...

No, but... You don't...

Would you just...

Give me...

Let me get...

You're not... Give me a...


Boy, I haven't seen those kids

in a while.

Tia's got to be nine.

Nine, maybe ten.

Oh, boy.

And the two new ones.


Larry and...

Larry and...




Larry and Jennifer.

Nice kids.

Honey, he's 40 years old.

He knows his way around.

Why don't you finish packing?

I'll watch out for Buck.

What the hell?

Where is everybody?


This isn't funny.

Come on. Wake up!

- I'm freezing my ass off out here.

- Oh, shit!

I'm getting mad, Bob.


Over here!

Do you know how many big white houses

there are on this street?


- Keep it down.

- What?

- What should I do with my car?

- For crying out loud!

Sorry, Mr. Hatfield.

It's 2:
00 a.m.!

How you doing?

Sorry I'm late.

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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…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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