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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 20

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRN/ -- John Candy has begun principal photography in Chicago on the John Hughes comedy "Uncle Buck" for Universal Pictures. Candy stars in the title role as a ne'er-do-well bachelor who's left in charge of his nephew and two nieces, ages 6-15. Now, who's going to keep an eye on Uncle Buck?

Amy Madigan stars as his disgruntled girlfriend. Buck's three young charges are played by Gaby Hoffman, Macaulay Culkin and Jean Kelly, who makes her big screen debut.

John Hughes directs from his original screenplay. Hughes and Tom Jacobson produce. The executive producer is Ray Hartwick. The associate producer is Ramey Ward. The director of photography is Ralf Bode, and the production designer is John Corso. The costume designer is Marilyn Vance. The editor is Lou Lombardo.

Universal has scheduled "Uncle Buck" for a summer 1989 release.

CONTACT -- Alan Sutton of Universal Pictures, 818-777-1293