Unaccompanied Minors


1h 29m 2006

Brief Synopsis

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 Unaccompani

Film Details

Also Known As
Enfants non accompagnés, Unaccompanied Minors: Föräldrafritt på flygplatsen
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Children
Comedy
Holiday
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA; Utah, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Synopsis

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.

Crew

Michael Aguilar

Producer

Kimberly Aguirre

Accountant

Stephen H Aldrid

Office Assistant

Matias Alvarez

Assistant Director

Michael Andrews

Music Composer

Dean Aoki

Camera Assistant

Tyler Atkinson

Set Production Assistant

Christopher Aud

Supervising Sound Editor

Haley Badham

Set Production Assistant

Christopher Baffa

Director Of Photography

Christopher Baffa

Dp/Cinematographer

Ross Bagdasarian

Song

Bruce Barbour

Stunts

Garnet Baril

Special Effects

Christopher J Barnes

Assistant Director

Benjamin Bearwood

Dialogue Editor

Bob Beher

Foley

Gavin J. Behrman

Production Accountant

Bruce Berman

Executive Producer

Chuck Berry

Song

Suzanne Bingham

Script Supervisor

Steve Bissinger

Sound Effects Editor

Jane Black

Costumer

Pierre Bouvier

Song

John Bramley

Photography

Brent Brewington

Boom Operator

Wendi Bromley

Stunts

Charles Brown

Song

Stephanie Brown

Assistant Sound Editor

Jon Eric Burton

Set Production Assistant

Susan Burton

Consultant

Susan Burton

Source Material

Jenni Bushman

Set Production Assistant

Sammy Cahn

Song

Tom Calderaro

Original Music

Tom Calderaro

Score Recording

Chris Cline

Special Effects

Angie Lee Cobbs

Assistant Production Coordinator

Erin Cochran

Art Director

Charles-andre Comeau

Song

Eddie Conna

Stunts

David Conner

Original Music

Benjamin Cook

Office Assistant

Perry L Coomans

Craft Service

Wendy M Craig

Costume Supervisor

Jeffrey Cranford

Assistant Sound Editor

Bing Crosby

Song Performer

Alex Daniels

Stunts

Judy Darby

Hair Stylist

Ray Davies

Song

Jacquelyn Dean

Post-Production Coordinator

Edna Delbuono

Accounting Assistant

David Desrosiers

Song

Allen Dial

Best Boy Electric

Scott Doleto

Transportation Co-Captain

Doris Donnenberg

Production Coordinator

Lauren Shuler Donner

Producer

Don L Draper

Craft Service

Jayson Dumenigo

Stunts

Jennifer Dunne

Location Manager

Scott Eddo

Makeup

Peter Epstein

Stunts

Timothy Erwin

Transportation Coordinator

Trudy Erwin

Song Performer

Jesse Evans

Camera Assistant

Ray Evans

Song

Mark Oliver Everett

Song

Jon Farhat

Visual Effects Supervisor

John Favre

Stunts

Amy E Fegely

Key Costumer

Paul Feig

Screenplay (Uncredited)

Paul Feig

Other

David Fein

Foley Artist

Glen R. Feldman

Property Master

Homer Fesperman

Song

Jason Fife

Key Grip

Ronni Fisher

Assistant Director

George Folsey

Editor

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Song Performer

Dorian Frankel

Casting Assistant

Jennifer Gentile

Set Decorator

Ira Glass

Executive Producer

Andrew Glover

Chief Lighting Technician

Phil Greenstreet

Consultant

Sara Gunther

Assistant

Oakley Haldeman

Song

Cody J Harbaugh

Assistant Director

Judie Harris

Instructor

Matt Harris

Props

Jennifer Hawks

Music Supervisor

Richard Hendricks

Best Boy Grip

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Andrew K Hodge

Assistant Location Manager

Hilda Hodges

Foley Artist

Toby Holguin

Stunts

Kate Hollanda

Production Secretary

W Ben Hoopes

Special Effects

Kevin Lamont Jackson

Stunts

Kathy Jarvis

Stunts

David Jobe

Foley Mixer

Jacqueline Johnson

Costumer

Adam Johnston

Sound Effects Editor

Keii Johnston

Stunts

Allison Jones

Casting Director

Abe Josephsen

Special Effects

Josh Josephsen

Special Effects

Rick H Josephsen

Special Effects

Charles Kaplan

Assistant Editor

Will Kaplan

Music Editor

Gary Kasper

Stunts

B. B. King

Song Performer

Nancy A King

Art Department Coordinator

Kate Kondell

Screenplay (Uncredited)

Kate Kondell

Other

Kelly Kougias

Assistant

Gary A Krakoff

Construction Coordinator

Tom Kramer

Music Editor

Julie Kreger

Hair Stylist

Derek Lafferty

Foreman

Michael Lambert

Executive Producer

Brandon Lang

Assistant

Arnold Lanni

Song

Nathan D Lee

Office Assistant

Sebastien Lefebvre

Song

Carolyn Leone-smith

Costumer

Lisa J Levine

Adr Supervisor

Kathy Liska

Assistant

Kenneth J Little

Camera Assistant

Jay Livingston

Song

Erik Lundborg

Original Music

Mark L. Mangino

Adr Supervisor

Brandon Margolis

Assistant

Karl J Martin

Set Designer

Kelvin Mcilwain

Visual Effects

Judi Mckee

Casting

Scottie Meek

On-Set Dresser

Tyler Meiners

Dolly Grip

Jacob Meszaros

Screenplay

Duane Mieliwocki

Camera Assistant

Brett Miller

Transportation Captain

Jennifer S Miller

Assistant Location Manager

Gayle Minkovitch-jensen

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Delma Miranda

Stunts

Andrew Mitchell

Camera

Greg T Moon

Makeup Artist

Bonnie Morgan

Stunts

Lee Morgan

Song

Lee Morgan

Song Performer

Carrie Morrow

Executive Producer

Carrie Morrow

Unit Production Manager

Jerry W Mundy

Chief Lighting Technician

Kenneth Nosack

Special Effects

Jill Nunley

Assistant Production Coordinator

Ryan W Nunley

Special Effects

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Kc Olsen

Dolly Grip

Aaron Osborne

Production Designer

Thad Paget

Set Production Assistant

Ryan Pederson

Office Assistant

Dennis L Peterson

Rigging Gaffer

Pee Wee Piemonte

Stunt Coordinator

Michael Plewa

Assistant

Jonny Polonsky

Song Performer

Daniel Michael Potthast

Song

Katie Rampey

Casting Assistant

Gene Redd

Song

Ilyse A. Reutlinger

Post-Production Supervisor

Dave Reynolds

Original Music

Amy Jean Roberts

Costumer

Ryan Roundy

Special Effects

John Scott

Camera Operator

Lauren Shuler Donner

Producer

Ken Sluiter

Song Performer

Brian Smyj

Stunts

Mya Stark

Screenplay

Jonathan Earl Stein

Sound Mixer

Jean-francois Stinco

Song

Jule Styne

Song

Catherine Sudolcan

Visual Effects

J Todd Taylor

Key Rigging Grip

Peter Tinturin

Song

Lisa Tomczeszyn

Costume Designer

Andy Turek

Best Boy Grip

Tobijah Tyler

Assistant Director

Elliot Tyson

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

David Waine

Special Effects Coordinator

Gregory H Watkins

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ben Watt

Song

Charles Weagley

Song

Chrissy Weathersby

Stunts

Carl Weissman

Music Arranger

Brad E Wilhite

Editor

Elizabeth Williams

Production Secretary

Dean Wilson

Property Master

Jan Yarbrough

Colorist

Film Details

Also Known As
Enfants non accompagnés, Unaccompanied Minors: Föräldrafritt på flygplatsen
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Children
Comedy
Holiday
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA; Utah, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 8, 2006

Released in United States on Video August 7, 2007

"Unaccompanied Minors" is based on the Susan Burton's radio essay, originally broadcast on January 6, 2001, recounting her childhood experience of being snowed in at Chicago's O'Hare Airport the day after Christmas.

Mya Stark previously attached to direct.

WBEX Alliance is the producing arm of the NPR program "This American Life."

Released in United States Winter December 8, 2006

Released in United States on Video August 7, 2007