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Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck is a 1989 comedy-drama starring John Candy, Amy Madigan, Jean Louisa Kelly and Gaby Hoffmann, and co-stars Macaulay Culkin, Jay Underwood and Laurie Metcalf. William Windom, Mike Starr and Anna Chlumsky have cameo roles. The movie was written and directed by John Hughes. It received a PG rating from the MPAA and a 12 rating from the BBFC.

Bob Russell (Garrett M. Brown), his wife Cindy (Elaine Bromka), and their three kids, 8-year old Miles (Macaulay Culkin), 6-year old Maizy (Gaby Hoffman) and 15-year-old Tia (Jean Kelly), recently moved from Indianapolis to Chicago. Tia resents her parents because she feels everyone was happy enough where they were already living.

Bob and Cindy are in bed one night when Cindy's aunt calls, telling them that Cindy's father has had a heart attack. Bob and Cindy immediately make plans to go to Indianapolis to visit Cindy's father. Upon being told the news, Tia angrily states that "If my whole family moved away from me, I'd have a heart attack too", and slams the door in her mother's face.

Bob and Cindy decide that the children need a babysitter. They choose Bob's brother Buck (John Candy), even though Cindy objects, saying that Buck is a sloppy guy who doesn't know how to do anything.

Cindy and Bob leave for Indianapolis, leaving 'Uncle Buck' in charge. Buck does the best he can; Miles and Maizy come to love him, but he still has problems with the rebellious Tia, as well as Chanice Kobolowski (Amy Madigan), his girlfriend for the ...

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