UNCLE BUCK
1989, Universal, 100 min, USA, Dir: John Hughes

John Candy plays the irrepressible title character in this comedy from writer-director John Hughes. When Bob and Cindy Russell need to leave their new home in Chicago to deal with a family emergency, they reluctantly turn to Bob’s brother Buck to watch the children for a few days. While Uncle Buck is hardly a role model - he makes his living betting on rigged horse races - he proves remarkably adept with kids. Costarring Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffmann and Macaulay Culkin, whom Hughes would leave HOME ALONE a year later.


PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES
1987, Paramount, 93 min, USA, Dir: John Hughes

On the road heading home for Thanksgiving, businessman Steve Martin meets an obnoxious chatterbox (John Candy), and the two opposites get stuck together as Murphy’s Law affects every attempt they make to reach their destinations.


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