Uncle Buck is a 1989 American comedy film written and directed by John Hughes, and starring John Candy and Amy Madigan with supporting roles by Jean Louisa Kelly (in her film debut), Macaulay Culkin, Gaby Hoffmann, Garrett M. Brown and Elaine Bromka. The film tells the story of a bachelor who babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her younger brother and sister while the parents are away.


Bob and Cindy Russell and their three children, 15-year-old Tia, 8-year-old Miles, and 6-year-old Maizy, have recently moved from Indianapolis to the Chicago suburbs. Bob's brother Buck lives in a small apartment in Wrigleyville with no responsibilities, spending his time drinking and smoking cigars. Buck's girlfriend of eight years, Chanice, wants to get married and start a family, but Buck is resistant to commit. To appease her, he grudgingly agreed to work at her tire shop.