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Home Alone (1990)

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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Storyline

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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When the McCallisters went on holiday they forgot one minor detail... Kevin! But don't worry... He cooks. He cleans. He kicks some butt. See more »

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Comedy | Family

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PG | See all certifications »

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16 November 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi pobre angelito  »

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Box Office

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

Home Alone (1990) is one of two films in which Joe Pesci and John Candy consecutively appeared (in year terms), with John Williams as the composer. The other film was JFK (1991). In addition Pesci also appeared in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), also composed by Williams. See more »

Goofs

When Kevin cuts the rope in the treehouse, the rope clearly has far too much slack for even a single person, let alone Harry and Marv, to be hanging from it. See more »

Quotes

Kevin McCallister: Buzz! Your girlfriend! Woof!
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Connections

Referenced in Under the Dome: Pilot (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

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 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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