Uncle Buck

Uncle Buck

DVD - 1998
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Uncle Buck, an idle good-natured bachelor, is left in charge of his nephew and nieces during a family crisis. While his carefree ways easily charm the younger relatives, he meets more than a little hostility from Tia, his rebellious teenage niece, and Chanice, his impatient girlfriend.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Home Video, c1998.
ISBN: 9780783227382
0783227388
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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britprincess1
May 08, 2013

"How would you like to spend the next several nights wondering if your crazy, out of work, bum uncle will shave your head while you sleep? See you in the car."

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britprincess1
May 08, 2013

"You know who I am? In the field of local-live-home entertainment, I'm a GOD!"

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britprincess1
May 08, 2013

"You could have taken his head off!" "Yeah, but would he notice?"

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britprincess1
May 08, 2013

"Marcie Dahlgren-Frost. Dahlgren is my maiden name, Frost is my married name. I'm single again, but I never bothered to remove the frost."

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britprincess1
May 08, 2013

"Next time you take off in the middle of the night, why don't you hire a murderer to watch the house?"

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britprincess1
May 08, 2013

"I don't think I want to know a six-year-old who isn't a dreamer, or a sillyheart. And I sure don't want to know one who takes their student career seriously. I don't have a college degree. I don't even have a job. But I know a good kid when I see one. Because they're ALL good kids, until dried-out, brain-dead skags like you drag them down and convince them they're no good."

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britprincess1
May 08, 2013

"You should see the toast. I couldn't even get it through the door!"

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reinat
Mar 03, 2016

A classic!

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LakeHouseJoe
Feb 26, 2016

It's been awhile since I saw this, but have very good memories of it and plan to see it again now that I found it at the library.

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Nursebob
Dec 05, 2014

When a family emergency calls Bob and Cindy Russell out of town they reluctantly leave his chronically unemployed slob of a brother Buck (John Candy, born for the part) in charge of their three kids: sullen teenaged bitch Tia and nauseatingly precocious tykes Maizy and Miles (a post Michael Jackson, pre DUI Macaulay Culkin). Of course no sooner have mom and dad backed out of the driveway then Uncle Buck and Tia are locking horns and the two little ones are learning some interesting new vocabulary. Determined to protect Tia from her perpetually horny boyfriend Buck inadvertently inflicts one humiliation after another upon her while she in turn takes some delight in sabotaging his already shaky love life. But not to worry for by the time the parents return everyone has learned something about life with hugs and reconciliations all around, mother and daughter mending bridges, and Uncle Buck discovering the art of responsibility. A formulaic script filled with tired generational clichés amounts to little more than watching an obese Candy mugging his way through a series of lame pratfalls—Uncle Buck does laundry in the microwave, flips a giant pancake with a snow shovel, punches a clown—with no narrative glue to bind them together. Director John Hugh’s earlier attempts to plumb the generation gap yielded such gems as Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club; with Uncle Buck he simply tosses us a rock.

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britprincess1
May 08, 2013

Everybody has a relative like this (and if you don't, you ARE this relative), but not everyone is fortunate enough to have it be the cuddly Canadian John Candy.The humour is delightful and, for the far-fetched sentimental reaches of some family films, UNCLE BUCK stays realistic. Everything about him is precious and his sudden visit, called to town on emergency, is one that I will welcome time and time again. This film is easily one of my favourite family films of all time. I highly recommend it to absolutely everyone.

blackkitty Aug 06, 2012

This movie is hilarious!!! John Candy is perfect as the loud, obnoxious uncle with a big heart. My son loves this movie.

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BilboBoblo
Feb 10, 2010

John Candy is hilarious in this movie. Macaulay Culkin is in here from before Home Alone.

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Feb 29, 2016

Good for the whole family. Every time I watch this, I miss John Candy dearly.

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