Uncle Buck

Uncle Buck (1989)

8 corrected entries

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Correction: That is the sound of James Brown starting the song 'I Feel Good'.

Corrected entry: When Buck kidnaps Tia's boyfriend "Bug" and puts him in the trunk of his car there is no way Bug could have survived because the automobile emissions and the gag in his mouth would have suffocated him.

Leonard Hassen

Correction: The gag was in his mouth, not covering his nose. He could breathe fine. As for the possibility of carbon monoxie poisoning, when the car was in motion the exhaust would trail behind the vehicle; with all the damage to the car there was plenty of fresh air from outside getting into the trunk.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Buck hits golf balls at Bug, look closely at the golf club that Buck pulls out of the car. It is a wood for left-handed players - yet Buck hits the ball righty.

Correction: No, Buck actually hits the ball left handed. Look closely and you will see he is hitting the ball from the left side. The scene is correct, with the correct clubs for Buck.

That's wrong. Buck is hitting the ball towards the camera, meaning his left side is facing the camera. This is the position of a right-handed golfer.


Corrected entry: When Buck is making the huge pancake and he is sliding the snow shovel under the pancake to flip it the shovel is only one-third the size of the pancake. As he is actually flipping the pancake the shovel is almost the same size as the pancake.

Correction: The shovel is never 1/3rd the size, nor is the pancake ever the same size. The size of the pancake remains constant.


Corrected entry: At the beginning of the scene where Uncle Buck takes the kids bowling, there is a short clip in which three men wearing red bowling shirts are simultaneously drinking bottles of beer. If you watch the man on the right, he covers the opening with his thumb as he tips the bottle up to his mouth.

Correction: He doesn't actually cover up the opening, it's just his weird way of taking a drink where he puts his thumb up against his lip, but under the bottleneck.


Corrected entry: When the parents receive the phone call that the father had a heart attack it's past 4am in the morning. By the time Uncle Buck comes over a short time later and wakes the neighbour up, the neighbour screams at him saying, "It's 2AM..."

Correction: I thought when they got the call that the father had had a heart attack it was 2 a.m. and then when Buck arrived the neighbor said 2 a.m.

Correction: The clock reads 12:02 when Bob answers the phone. By the time they sorted out who would watch the kids and Buck drove there from downtown it's reasonable that a couple of hours would have passed, making it sometime around 2 AM.

Corrected entry: Buck comes out of the laundry room twice when Marcy comes over and thinks that Buck is hurting Cindy.

Correction: When Buck whips the shirt out of the way he is still in the laundry room (you can see the shirt hanging behind him when he's talking to Marcy). He then opens the door and stands in the doorway Marcy threatens him with the mace, later exiting the laundry room once they begin conversing.

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie when it freezes, you can see that Uncle Buck's hand is up with a wedding ring on his ring finger. In this movie he was not married.

Correction: He holds up his right hand, not the left. You can tell by the position of his thumb.

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Continuity mistake: In the bowling alley, 'Pal' comes over to speak to Tia. During their conversation, the camera pans to Maisie throwing a bowling ball; however Tia is now sitting alone. Pal has disappeared. (00:40:10)

Gary Robertson

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Buck: Hey, I stopped smoking cigarettes.
Cindy Russell: Oh, good.
Buck: Isn't that something? I'm on to cigars now. I'm on to a five-year plan. I eliminated cigarettes, then I go to cigars, then I go to pipes, then I go to chewing tobacco, then I'm on to that nicotine gum.

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Trivia: In the scene in Maizy's class near the beginning of the film, the little girl with long blonde hair sitting at the desk next to Maizy is a young Anna Chlumsky, who went on to be the star of 'My Girl' and 'My Girl 2'.

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Answer: It's never explained, but the best guess is the hat was an Ushanka hat which is often associated with Russia. At the time, there was a lot of Soviet Union controversy so being associated with supporting the Soviet Union could have angered many people.

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