John Candy: Uncle Buck The Great Outdoors Brewster's Millions

  |  Buy to Own: 25/12/2006
  |  280 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Triple bill of comedies featuring the late John Candy. In 'Uncle Buck' (1989), Candy plays the jobless, happy-go-lucky slob of an uncle who is asked to babysit his niece and nephew (Gaby Hoffman and Macaulay Culkin) at short notice. His hidden flair for childcare soon emerges, even as his relationship with long-suffering girlfriend Chanice (Amy Madigan) takes a turn for the worse. John 'Home Alone' Hughes directs. In 'The Great Outdoors' (1988), also directed by John Hughes, Chet (Candy) is a family man whose summer holiday is ruined when his overbearing brother-in-law, Roman (Dan Aykroyd), invites himself along with his family. The rivalry between the two is based on Roman's so-called success and Chet's feelings of inadequacy - but all is not as it seems. 'Brewster's Millions' (1985) is the seventh screen version of the perennial tale based on the play and novel by GB McCutcheon. Richard Pryor stars as a man who stands to inherit $300 million - if he can first spend $30 million in 30 days without letting anyone in on the reason. This proves harder than he'd imagined, even with the assistance of team mate Spike (Candy).