John Candy & John Hughes' Iconic Uncle Buck

By Kellar Ellsworth
John Candy teamed up with John Hughes to make an '80s comedy classic. amazon

The 1989 comedy hit, “Uncle Buck”, featured two legends of laughter: John Candy and John Hughes. At that point, Hughes had just ripped off an incredible run of writing and directing “The Breakfast Club,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and “Sixteen Candles!”

Candy, on the other hand, stood about 15th in line for the starring role behind some real heavyweights of Hollywood. The film featured many Hughes staples including eventual child star, Macaulay Culkin and a very familiar Chicago high school. Here are some fun facts and delightful details about “Uncle Buck.”