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Uncle Buck


When they have to leave for Indianapolis to deal with a family crisis, a suburban Chicago couple reluctantly call the unemployed, irresponsible uncle Buck (John Candy) to look after the kids. A comedy that offers perhaps Candyā€™s most likable performance as the neā€™er-do-well whose sole purpose in the movie is to mature, become a role model and finally marry the girlfriend whoā€™s been waiting for him to shape up. Predictable, but Candy is funny, charming and believable. Much of the story focuses on his antagonistic relationship with the 15-year-old niece, but his scenes with Macaulay Culkin are bigger highlights.

1989-U.S. 100 min. Color. Written and directed byĀ John Hughes. Cast: John Candy (Buck Russell), Amy Madigan (Chanice Kobolowski), Jean Louisa Kelly (Tia Russell), Gaby Hoffmann, Macaulay Culkin, Elaine Bromkaā€¦ Laurie Metcalf.

Trivia: Co-produced by Hughes. John Goodman and Danny DeVito were allegedly considered for the part of Buck. Followed by two TV series in 1990-1991 and 2016.



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