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

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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

The Guards in the hall: Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, and Mark McKinney all used to be on the Canadian sketch comedy show The Kids in the Hall (1988) . See more »

Goofs

When Spencer hangs up the phone at the airport, then it goes to his mom, the woman sitting next to Spencer's mom pushes her headband up. in the next part, it is back down again. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Porter: [chasing the kids downhill in a kayak] Please tell me you're gonna stop at the hotel.
Spencer Davenport: Yeah, we are, but you're not!
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Connections

References Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater (1987) See more »

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My Christmas List
Written by Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau (as Charles-Andre Comeau), David Desrosiers,
Sebastien Lefebvre, Jeff Stinco (as Jean-Francois Stinco) and Arnold Lanni
Performed by Simple Plan
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Seemed a little childish...
6 December 2006 | by Jane_DeauxSee all my reviews

You should know that I had decided I'd rather watch "Minors" than "Santa Clause 3" or "Deck the Halls," so going into the movie I was probably more lenient with it than I might have otherwise been...

But anyway, I saw this and I thought it was okay. It reminded me a little of Home Alone with more kids and antics. I thought the four main kids--the ones stuck in the airport--had good chemistry and went well together. The adults (Black, Valderrama), while they've done okay in other movies/shows, seemed to be "acting down." In fact, the whole movie kind of seemed that way.

These kids must be 13 or 14 but they're acting more like eight or nine. I'm sure it was as the director wanted but even the adults were talking slow and using lots of animated hand gestures. At the very beginning of the movie, one girl sits on a young, hip Santa's lap and tells him he "hot" and then the rest of the movie has the exaggerated and childish feeling of an episode of Blue's Clues. But, since I was ready to watch and enjoy this movie, I laughed at all the falling down, food-throwing, name-calling activity.

I noticed a theme. I think this theme or message is what some parents will like about the movie and what some might decide to steer clear of: children of divorce do well on their own, perhaps even better than kids whose parents are still married. My parents divorced when I was 14 and I don't really feel like it had a huge impact on my life but today's kids are... different. Maybe "divorce kids" will enjoy this divorce kid fantasy more than everyone else. Parents will approve of it because, even with the happy ending, the divorced parents in the film were still divorced in the end.


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