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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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No plane, no parents, no problem! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

For the UK release, the film was renamed twice. The original trailer was titled Unaccompanied Minors; the second trailer and the film referred to it as Grounded, and the third trailer had the title as Grounded: Unaccompanied Minors. See more »

Goofs

Spencer lays the doll next to his sister, but when it cuts back to him you can see her in the background with her arm around it. You then see her pull it into this position from by her side. See more »

Quotes

Grace Conrad: [putting on her glasses] Once a dork, always a dork.
Spencer Davenport: You are so not a dork.
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Connections

Referenced in TruInside: Bridesmaids (2016) 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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Nice feel-good movie
5 April 2007 | by imdb1See all my reviews

I just watched this movie and I really don't understand why people think this is a horrible movie. It's a good movie, I really enjoyed it! Sure, there isn't some complex plot with several twists; it's just a relaxed ride, a feel good movie. It's un-complex. As un-complex as children ARE. You remember how good live was when you were young? No worries (well, for most people that's true anyway ;). The things the kids in this movie do are things that you CAN only do when you are still young: the adults are going to forgive you. They are doing things that no adult could ever get away with, but that is exactly why it made me feel good: you just know that there won't be consequences; it's just pure adventure and fun.

I see a lot of B-movies lately; were the acting is REALLY REALLY bad. The kind of movies that I turn off half way, disgusted that I wasted my time with it. Imho, THAT are the kind of movies that should fill up the bottom 250 on IMDb. The acting in this movie however, is good! The kids put down some professional acting (not perfect, but in most cases that is totally to blame on the director-- the movie doesn't need it either, this isn't a "The Good Son (1993)") and the adults act as adults typically act in kids movies, nothing that annoyed me.

I think that any adult can enjoy this movie, if they keep an open mind, like children and still are enough of a kid in their heart to remember how (good) it was in their childhood.

Don't expect anything deep - just sit back and allow yourself to enjoy a while without worries.


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