Uncle Buck (1989)
I certainly didn’t. but maybe you did, so quick reminder, this is truly a classic 80s comedy from the legendary writer director John Hughes. After the success of my favorite thanksgiving film, Planes Trains and automobiles, Hughes teamed up with the iconic John Candy for a second time. About a ne’er do well Uncle who through a series of unfortunate events is the only candidate left to watch the kids while mom and dad go check on grandpa.
Turns out there is a bit of a learning curve to this watching kids thing. Especially when one of your responsibilities is a spry, quick as a whip, spunky as all get out.. 17 year old girl.. Yikes, is this a horror movie? Nope it’s hysterical, and it helped launch the career of Macaulay Culkin, soon to be of Home Alone royalty. And Sadly this was one of John Candy’s final roles, and it helped cement him as a comedic legend generations would enjoy. So let’s revisit the Russell family and see what the cast of Uncle Buck is up to today. This one is a doozy so be sure to watch until the end.
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