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.

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  1. John Hughes

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. John Candy

    John Candy

    Buck Russell

  2. Jean Louisa Kelly

    Jean Louisa Kelly

    Tia Russell

  3. Macaulay Culkin

    Macaulay Culkin

    Miles Russell

  4. Gaby Hoffmann

    Gaby Hoffmann

    Maizy Russell

  5. Amy Madigan

    Amy Madigan

    Chanice Kobolowski

  6. Elaine Bromka

    Elaine Bromka

    Cindy Russell

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue $79,258,538.00

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Release Information

  • August 16, 1989
    PG, Theatrical



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