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Uncle Buck

Uncle Buck

John Hughes (1989)

12 Certificate
Fri 23 Dec 7:05pm - 8:05pm ITV2
See Repeats
Fri 23 Dec, 8:05pm - 9:05pm ITV2+1
Fri 23 Dec, 8:10pm - 9pm ITV2
Fri 23 Dec, 9:10pm - 10pm ITV2+1


Our Score
This is the movie in which director John Hughes made a decision to leave the world of adolescence behind after films such as The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off and regress into childhood. Despite the fact that this was also the film that unleashed Macaulay Culkin on to the world at large, there is still much to enjoy. John Candy makes the most of his starring role as the lovable slob who is pressed into looking after his brother's children, and Hughes stages some neat comic set pieces. Only the sentimental moralising strikes a false note.


An unreliable but good-natured slob is called upon to look after his trouble-making nephew and nieces while their parents are away - and what starts as a disaster soon changes for the better as the unlikely babysitter gets to grips with the finer points of being a responsible adult. Family comedy, starring John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Kelly, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Madigan and Laurie Metcalf.

Cast & Crew

Buck Russell John Candy
Miles Russell Macaulay Culkin
Tia Russell Jean Louisa Kelly
Maizy Russell Gaby Hoffmann
Chanice Kobolowski Amy Madigan
Cindy Russell Elaine Bromka
Bob Russell Garrett M Brown
Marcie Dahlgren-Frost Laurie Metcalf
Bug Jay Underwood
E Roger Coswell Brian Tarantina
Pooter the Clown Mike Starr
Mrs Hogarth Suzanne Shepherd
Director John Hughes
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK) Guidance: May be edited for language. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay


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