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Story

John Candy has one of his finest opportunities in this film by John Hughes (The Breakfast Club) about a perpetual screw-up (Candy) who gets his act together enough to watch over his brother's kids effectively. The late actor scores big points resurrecting elements of his more decadent persona from SCTV days, but he also has some persuasively touching, sentimental moments. Hughes's direction is not as focused as it was only a few years before, but there's no mistaking his touch. The DVD release has a widescreen presentation, production notes, biographies, Dolby sound, optional Spanish and French soundtracks. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Dolby
  • Widescreen

Cast

John CandyBuck Russell
Jean Louisa KellyTia Russell
Gaby HoffmannMaizy Russell
Macaulay CulkinMiles Russell
Amy MadiganChanice Kobolowski
Elaine BromkaCindy Russell
Garrett M. BrownBob Russell
Laurie MetcalfMarcie Dahlgren-Frost
Jay UnderwoodBug
Brian TarantinaE. Roger Coswell
Mike StarrPooter-the-Clown
Suzanne ShepherdMrs. Hogarth
William WindomMr. Hatfield
Dennis CockrumPal
Anna ChlumskySchool Child

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: John Hughes
  • Producer: Universal
  • Length: 100 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaAug 16, 1989
    EuropeApr 18, 1991
    AustraliaDec 21, 1989
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    Europe12
    AustraliaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJan 6, 2004
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