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Home Alone (1990)

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An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

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It is Christmas time and the McCallister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But the youngest in the family named Kevin got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the family was in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents' bed, and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers about two burglars, Harry and Marv, about to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice. Written by John Wiggins

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Bring Home The Laughter This Holiday Season! See more »

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Comedy | Family

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PG | See all certifications »

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16 November 1990 (USA)  »

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Mi pobre angelito  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,081,997, 18 November 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$285,761,243

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$533,800,000
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Trivia

Joe Pesci's character, Harry Lime, is named after Orson Welles' character from The Third Man (1949). See more »

Goofs

As Kevin flies through the air outside the front door after he sleds down the stairs, you can see the rollers on the bottom of the toboggan. See more »

Quotes

Marv: He's gonna call the cops!
Harry: He's not callin' the - from a tree house?
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Referenced in Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Rent-A-Kube (1990) See more »

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Music by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych and lyrics by Peter Wilhousky
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A well done family comedy
4 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

This type of family comedy truthfully works better if you are grown up with the stooges. Because this film has a climactic scene with more slapstick than most can take. I can though. But if you think this is strictly a kids film, parents will like it too I bet. The plot follows a kid (Macaulay Kulkin) who gets left behind in a Chicago suburb while his family leaves for Paris. And though the house is all his, 2 burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern who give the best on-screen duo of 1990) want the house. But not without the climax. While most of the film is unbelievable (both good and bad), most of the film should keep families in good spirits, unless parents don't enjoy seeing Pesci getting his head on fire and Stern screaming like a girl. Funny, even if it's not John Hughes' (writer/producer here) best. B+


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