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Unaccompanied Minors (2006)

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A group of unaccompanied minors bond while snowed in at the midwestern Hoover International Airport during the holiday season and ultimately create a makeshift holiday themselves.

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Paul Feig
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lewis Black ... Oliver Porter
Wilmer Valderrama ... Zach Van Bourke
Tyler James Williams ... Charlie Goldfinch
Dyllan Christopher ... Spencer Davenport
Brett Kelly ... Timothy 'Beef' Wellington
Gia Mantegna ... Grace Conrad (as Gina Mantegna)
Quinn Shephard ... Donna Malone
Paget Brewster ... Valerie Davenport
Rob Corddry ... Sam Davenport
Dominique Saldaña ... Katherine Davenport
Jessica Walter ... Cindi
Rob Riggle ... Head Guard Hoffman
Michelle Sandler Michelle Sandler ... Mary Lynn
David Koechner ... Ernie
B.J. Novak ... Desk Attendant
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Storyline

Spencer and his little sister, Katherine, are flying to Pennsylvania for Christmas with their dad. While changing planes, a blizzard moves in and cancels all flights out of Hoover Airport: they must stay in a basement room with the other unaccompanied minors. Spencer and four others - a chubby boy, a non-stop-talker, a surly girl, and a rich kid - go AWOL and get in trouble with Mr. Porter, the Christmas-hating airport supervisor. The five misfits spend the night evading and enduring Porter's punishments, discovering all sorts of things in back rooms, making sure Katherine gets her visit from Santa, and finding among themselves a new kind of family. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Six kids, snowbound in an airport on Christmas Eve, without supervision. Someone please call security. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild rude humor and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

warnerbros

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Unaccompanied Minors See more »

Filming Locations:

Echo, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,815,474, 10 December 2006

Gross USA:

$16,655,224

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,949,214
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film features Tony Hale and Jessica Walter, both of which later starred in Arrested Development (2003). See more »

Goofs

Charlie zips himself up in the red suitcase without putting his hand outside of it. This is impossible since there is no suitcase built to zip up from the inside. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Goldfinch: [after Donna hits him] That's going to hurt when I pee!
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Connections

Spoofs Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Please Come Home for Christmas
Written by Charles Brown and Gene Redd
Performed by B.B. King
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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13 September 2017 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 300 HOLIDAY FILMS & SPECIALS. I HAVE NO AGENDA.

In this holiday comedy, five kids have just been snowed in at a Midwest airport on Christmas Eve -- and there isn't a parent in sight! Now, Unaccompanied Minors Spencer (Dyllan Christopher), rich- girl Grace (Gina Mantegna), tomboy Donna (Quinn Shephard), geek boy Charlie (Tyler James Williams) and bashful Beef (Brett Kelly) must try to outwit a disgruntled airport official (Lewis Black--"The Daily Show") in a last-ditch effort to reunite with their families. With the help of a reluctant flight attendant (Wilmer Valderrama-- "That '70s Show"), these kids are out to prove that holidays are not about where you are, but who you're with.

Now this film runs 90 minutes and its never boring. Very far fetched at times but it also has some very funny scenes. Not a great movie but not a bad movie.

If your looking something with a 1970's "Disney" vibe then watch this.


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