Uncle Buck

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Released on Aug. 16, 1989

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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.


Quotes from Uncle Buck

[after seeing Tia make out with her boyfriend] That's a pretty stupid thing to do during flu season!


[eating Chinese take out] This is such a wonderful dinner, Mother. How do you find the time?


Miles: You have much more hair in your nose than my dad.
Buck: How nice of you to notice.
Miles: I'm a kid. That's my job.


Take this quarter, go downtown, and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face! Good day to you, madam.


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. You so much as scowl at my niece, or any other kid in this school, and I hear about it, and I'm coming looking for you!

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