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Home Alone (1990)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  16 November 1990 (USA)
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An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hillary Wolf ...
Diana Rein ...
Sondra McCallister (as Daiana Campeanu)


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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A Family Comedy Without The Family. See more »


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Release Date:

16 November 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi pobre angelito  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)


$285,761,243 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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The highest-grossing movie of 1990. See more »


While Jeff is zipping up his bag as Kevin tells him he never packed a suitcase, you can clearly see nothing but newspaper sticking out. See more »


Kevin McCallister: This is my house, I have to defend it.
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Please Come Home for Christmas
Written by Charles Brown and Gene Redd
Produced and Performed by Southside Johnny Lyon
Courtesy of Cypress Records
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Great movie!
10 December 2003 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Home Alone is arguably one of the funniest movies ever! Its really good. The cast is very good! It was sweet to see John Candy in it! The team work of Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern is just not insanely hilarious but its also incredible that the two are so good together and I like how their scenes of punishment is followed right after the other! I think John Heard looks like Bruce Willis! I like Catherine O'Hara, she is a fine actress! Look for Larry Hankin and Roberts Blossom! John Williams has another great score here!This is a perfect movie for people to watch around Christmas and if you need a big laugh watch this as it will crack you up! Also, I strongly recommend Home Alone 2! It arguably funnier then this plus Time Curry, Brenda Fricker, and Rod Sell appears in it! Both movies are strongly recommended!

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