Uncle Buck

Uncle Buck (1989)

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Continuity mistake: When Uncle Buck and Tia are talking in the car after Uncle Buck kidnapped Bug, the first 5-6 shots show a red box and some envelopes near the windshield. In the next shot there are two envelopes near the windshield, no red box.

richard dryja

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Suggested correction: The camera moves over to the middle of the car. If you look to the right edge the red box is still there. Maybe a square screen TV won't show it.

Suggested correction: In the first few shots the camera is positioned in front of Buck - note the rear view mirror is on the left of the image. The later shots are with the camera positioned in the middle - note the rear view mirror is now centered. Part of the red box is visible on the far right in the later shots, and the envelope that was on the left is now center right.


Continuity mistake: When Buck is doing laundry, he takes a plate of clothes out of the oven and sits it in front of him. After the shot of him burning himself, the plate has disappeared.

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Suggested correction: The plate is still there and visible. It was moved a foot or so to the right (from Buck's perspective), though not sure where the Shout spray can went.


Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the bowling alley scene, Uncle Buck rolls a ball in unison with a man on the next lane. The ball knocks over all the pins, but when they cut back to Buck celebrating his strike, the man next to him is rolling another ball already, much faster than possible.

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Trivia: The scene where Macaulay Culkin was waiting at the door for the babysitter and imagined the three burglars was the scene that inspired the box-office hit, Home Alone. (01:16:10)

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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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