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Unaccompanied Minors (2006)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  8 December 2006 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Grace Conrad (as Gina Mantegna)
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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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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 »

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Release Date:

8 December 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Grounded  »

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Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$157,361 (Australia) (1 December 2006)


$16,647,384 (USA) (2 March 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


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 »


Spencer Davenport: You're not going to be scared this time are you?
Katherine Davenport: Not after the night I've had.
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Features The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives (1933) See more »


Jingle Bells
Arranged by Carl Weissman
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Courtesy of Multitone A/S, Copenhagen
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Not a bad movie at all!
12 August 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie, and I really liked it a lot. It wasn't only funny, but it was entertaining. Maybe for like 40 year-olds it may seem like a waste of time, but kids under the age of 12 will probably love this movie. I'm not really a family movie fan, (some of my favorite movies are Rob Zombie's "The Devil's Rejects", Cannibal Holocaust, Alpha Dog, Sin City...etc.) but this movie I liked so much that right after watching it, I saw it again. That's how much I liked it. It made me look at airports in a whole different way! It's a great movie to watch with the family, or with some friends, but it may not seen so great if you watch it alone, it is about Christmas, and no one should be alone on Christmas. I liked it not for the hilarious comedy, but for the storyline, it was great overall, any way you look at it.

I strongly recommend people see it, especially on Christmas.

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