Celebrating John Hughes' Uncle Buck

Carley Tauchert

John Hughes sees out the 80s with a starring role from comedy film favourite John Candy as Uncle Buck...

Published on Jun 25, 2009

As the 80s drew to a close, John Hughes was still at the top of his game. After his successes with teen based dramas and comedies, he moved slightly into a more adult route with Planes, Trains And Automobiles and then slightly backtracked into family life with She's Having A Baby.

1989's Uncle Buck borrows heavily from both of the latter films. Starring Hughes favourite, John Candy, as the title character, the story revolves around the Russell family, made up of mum Cindy (Elaine Bromka), dad Bob (Garrett M. Brown) and kids Tia, Miles and Maizy (Jean Louisa Kelly, Macaulay Culkin and Gaby Hoffmann) who have just moved from Indianapolis to Chicago.

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