John Candy stars in this John Hughes comedy as an idle, good-natured bachelor who's left in charge of his nephew and nieces during a family crisis. 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. But his carefree style doesn't impress everyone, including Tia (Jean Kelly), his rebellious teenage niece, and Chanice (Amy Madigan), his impatient girlfriend. Uncle Buck is the last person you'd think of to watch the kids. But with a little luck and a lot of love, he manages to surprise everyone in this heartwarming family comedy.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
354 Ratings
354 Ratings

61% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 5.9/10
  • Fresh 14
  • Rotten 9

Critics Consensus:

13+ COMMON SENSE

'80s comedy about a bachelor babysitter has profanity, sex.

Cast & Crew

Cast
John Candy
Director
John Hughes
Producers
John Hughes
Tom Jacobson
Screenwriter
John Hughes

Information

Studio
Universal Pictures
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright
© 1989 Universal City Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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