|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
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A handful of kids stranded without their parents is determined to make the most of a bad situation in this comedy. It's Christmas Eve, and Oliver Porter (Lewis Black), the passenger relations manager at a busy airport in the Midwest, is looking forward to spending Christmas in Hawaii with his wife after 15 years in a row working on the busy Yuletide holiday. However, fate conspires against him when a massive snowstorm sweeps in and all flights are canceled. Porter suddenly has to deal with a number of stranded passengers, including six tween-age kids who are each flying unaccompanied from one divorced parent to another -- spoiled little rich girl Grace (Gina Mantegna), geeky but likable Spencer (Dyllan Christopher), his pesky little sister Katy (Dominique Saldana), plus-size comic book fan Beef (Brett Kelly), grumpy tomboy Donna (Quinn Shephard), and bright but mischievous Charlie (Tyler James Williams). With his hands full and determined to make his way to the islands, Porter puts his assistant Zach Van Bourke (Wilmer Valderrama) in charge of the kids. Zach doesn't care for this assignment and the kids don't care for him, and before long they've escaped from the basement conference room where he's stashed them and turned the airport into their playground. Unaccompanied Minors also features Paget Brewster, Rob Corddry and Teri Garr. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
It's Christmas Eve and a huge blizzard has just shut down the airport, threatening to ruin holiday plans for all stranded travelers. Snowed in en route to their father's house, two Unaccompanied Minors - dubbed UMs - Spencer and his little sister, Katherine, are ushered to the airport's Unaccompanied Minors Room, a holding cell for dozens of stranded, parent-free kids from all over the country. Caught in the crossfire of projectile cupcakes and juice boxes and desperate to escape, Spencer makes a run for freedom along with four other UMs, who couldn't be more different if they tried: spoiled rich girl Grace, trailer-park tomboy Donna, academic overachiever Charlie and comic-book geek Timothy Wellington a.k.a. Beef. With the airport's peevish Passenger Relations Manager Oliver Porter, his lackey assistant Zach Van Bourke and every airport security guard hot on their trails, this group of UMs from cliques that don't mix learn to ditch their differences and help each other flee the clutches of airport authority. Meanwhile, Katherine and the other UMs have been herded to a nearby hotel to wait out the storm. Determined to reunite with his little sister and fulfill her unspoiled vision of Santa Claus arriving on Christmas morning, Spencer enlists the help of his UM posse. Working together as an unlikely family of their own, they outwit and outrun Oliver and his crew. Plummeting through baggage chutes, rummaging around unclaimed luggage and canoeing down a snow-covered hill, they turn Christmas at the airport into holiday pandemonium and, along the way, prove that the holidays aren't about where you are, but who you're with.
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Airports -- United States -- Cold weather conditions -- Drama.
Minors -- United States -- Drama.
Airports -- Employees -- Drama.
Airport authorities -- United States -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Burbank, CA :Warner Home Video,2007
|Edition||Widescreen and full screen version.|
Folsey, George, Jr.
Andrews, Michael, 1967-
Black, Lewis, 1948-
Valderrama, Wilmer, 1980-
Williams, Tyler James, 1992-
Kelly, Brett, 1993-
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Donner's Company (Firm)
Village Roadshow Pictures.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Lewis Black, Wilmer Valderrama, Tyler James Williams, Dyllan Christopher, Brett Kelly.
Director of photography, Christopher Baffa ; editors, George Folsey Jr., Brad E. Wilhite ; music, Michael Andrews.
MPAA rating: PG; for mild rude humor and language.
English, French or Spanish dialogue; English, French or Spanish subtitles; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Special features: Dos and don'ts commentary; commentary by Lewis Black, director Paul Feig and writers Jacob Meszaros and Mya Stark; Charlie's dance reel; Additional scenes; Guards in the hall --a hilarious look at the security guards out of control.
DVD, region 1, full-screen and widescreen format; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; Region 1; dual-layer format.
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.