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Home Alone -- When little Kevin McCallister is accidentally left behind when his family dashes off on a Christmas trip, he is left to defend his family's home from two bumbling burglars until the relatives return.
Home Alone -- An eight year-old, who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas, has to defend his home against idiotic burglars.
Home Alone -- Clip: Thirsty For More
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Writer (WGA):
John Hughes (written by)
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Release Date:
16 November 1990 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Macaulay Culkin ... Kevin McCallister

Joe Pesci ... Harry Lime

Daniel Stern ... Marv Merchants

John Heard ... Peter McCallister

Roberts Blossom ... Old Man Marley

Catherine O'Hara ... Kate McCallister

Angela Goethals ... Linnie McCallister

Devin Ratray ... Buzz McCallister

Gerry Bamman ... Uncle Frank
Hillary Wolf ... Megan McCallister

John Candy ... Gus Polinski

Larry Hankin ... Officer Balzak

Michael C. Maronna ... Jeff McCallister

Kristin Minter ... Heather McCallister
Diana Rein ... Sondra McCallister (as Daiana Campeanu)
Jedidiah Cohen ... Rod McCallister

Kieran Culkin ... Fuller McCallister

Senta Moses Mikan ... Tracy McCallister (as Senta Moses)
Anna Slotky ... Brooke McCallister

Terrie Snell ... Aunt Leslie
Jeffrey Wiseman ... Mitch Murphy
Virginia Smith ... Georgette McCallister

Matt Doherty ... Steffan
Ralph Foody ... Johnny - Gangster #1
Michael Guido ... Snakes - Gangster #2

Ray Toler ... Uncle Rob

Billie Bird ... Woman in Airport

Bill Erwin ... Man in Airport

Gerry Becker ... Officer #1
Victor Cole ... Officer #2
Porscha Radcliffe ... Cousin
Brittany Radcliffe ... Cousin

Clarke Devereux ... Officer Devereux
Dan Charles Zukoski ... Pizza Boy
Lynn Mansbach ... French Woman

Peter Siragusa ... Lineman

Alan Wilder ... Scranton Ticket Agent

Hope Davis ... French Ticket Agent

Dianne B. Shaw ... Airline Counter Person
Tracy J. Connor ... Check Out Girl
Jim Ryan ... Stock Boy

Ken Hudson Campbell ... Santa

Sandra Macat ... Santa's Elf

Mark Beltzman ... Stosh
Ann Whitney ... Drugstore Clerk
Richard J. Firfer ... Store Manager

Jim Ortlieb ... Herb the Drugstore Clerk
Kate Johnson ... Police Operator
Michael Hansen ... Airport Driver
Peter Pantaleo ... Airport Driver
Jean-Claude Sciore ... French Gate Agent
Monica Devereux ... Flight Attendant
Edward Bruzan ... Polka Band Member
Frank Cernugel ... Polka Band Member
Eddie Korosa ... Polka Band Member
John Hardy ... Polka Band Member
Robert Okrzesik ... Polka Band Member
Leo Perion ... Polka Band Member
Vince Waidzulis ... Polka Band Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lionel Barrymore ... Henry F. Potter (archive footage) (uncredited)
Irene Columbus ... Woman with Baby on Flight to Paris (uncredited)
Quinn Culkin ... Girl at Airport (uncredited)

Raja Gosnell ... Murphy's Answering Machine Voice (uncredited)
Larry Nazimek ... Airline Pilot (uncredited)

Paula Newsome ... Shopper who tells Kevin which aisle Fabric Softener can be found (uncredited)

Yuri Rutman ... Sailor In O'Hare Airport (uncredited)

Luciano Saber ... Airport Traveler (uncredited)
Linda Wylie ... Stewardess (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Columbus 
Writing credits
John Hughes (written by)

Produced by
Tarquin Gotch .... executive producer
John Hughes .... producer
Mark Levinson .... executive producer
Mark Radcliffe .... associate producer
Scott M. Rosenfelt .... executive producer (as Scott Rosenfelt)
Original Music by
John Williams 
Cinematography by
Julio Macat (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Raja Gosnell 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
Production Design by
John Muto 
Art Direction by
Dan Webster 
Set Decoration by
Eve Cauley 
Daniel B. Clancy  (as Dan Clancy)
Costume Design by
Jay Hurley 
Makeup Department
Dominic Mango .... assistant hair stylist
Linda Melazzo .... assistant makeup artist
Kimberly Phillips .... key makeup artist (as Kim Phillips)
Linda Rizzuto .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Mack Bing .... unit production manager
Ron Payne .... post-production supervisor
Jeanne Van Cott .... executive production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Giovannetti Jr. .... second assistant director
Geoffrey Hansen .... second second assistant director (as Geoff Hansen)
Mark Radcliffe .... first assistant director
Art Department
Troy Borisy .... lead person
William Dambra .... property master (as Bill Dambra)
Edward England .... construction coordinator (as Eddie England)
Karen Fletcher Trujillo .... set designer (as Karen Fletcher-Trujillo)
William B. Fosser .... set designer (as Bill Fosser)
Joeseph H. Gilmartin .... construction foreman (as Joe Gilmartin)
Randy Gordon .... construction foreman
Mark Haack .... assistant to production designer
Kim S. Hobbs .... assistant set decorator
Bill Jackson .... art department
Cyril H. Matthys .... set dresser (as Cyril Matthys)
John Mikels .... stand-by painter
Pat Raney .... construction foreman
Sam Ruggiero .... buyer
Barb Schuppert .... assistant props
Paul Stanwyck .... painter
Amie McCarthy Winn .... buyer (as Amie McCarthy)
Robert Bernacchi .... art department production assistant (uncredited)
David J. Chamerski .... props (uncredited)
Robert E. Knight .... signwriter (uncredited)
Troy Osman .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
James R. Alexander .... sound mixer (as Jim Alexander)
Robert Batha .... assistant sound editor
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin E. Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Chau .... sound editor
Chris Connelly .... sound recordist
Dino Dimuro .... sound editor
Victor Ray Ennis .... assistant sound editor (as Victor Ennis)
Scott Martin Gershin .... sound designer
Stan Gilbert .... supervising adr editor
Rick Hart .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin Hearst .... sound editor (as Raoul)
Gary A. Hecker .... foley mixer (as Gary 'Wrecker' Hecker)
Glenn T. Morgan .... sound editor
Alan L. Nineberg .... adr editor (as Alan Nineberg)
Kelly Oxford .... sound editor
Dan M. Rich .... sound editor (as Dan Rich)
Bob Ryan .... cable person
Jill Smith .... assistant sound editor (as Jill A. Smith)
Wylie Stateman .... supervising sound editor
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Kim Waugh .... digital sound effects recordist
Tim Webb .... sound recordist
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist (as Jeff Wilhoit)
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound editor
Jeffrey A. Williams .... boom operator (as Jeff Williams)
Cory Coken .... additional adr recordist (uncredited)
Ed Golya .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Bill Henderson .... sound re-recording engineer (uncredited)
Steve Mann .... sound editor (uncredited)
David Young .... digital sound technician (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Sam Barkan .... special effects foreman
Fran Beirs .... first special effects
Kenny Myers .... special effects makeup (as Ken Myers)
William Purcell .... special effects coordinator (as Bill Purcell)
Ron Wild .... assistant special effects makeup (as Ron Wild-Figuly)
Quentin Matthys .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Kevin Nordine .... optical effects
Troy Brown .... stunts (as Troy James Brown)
Tim A. Davison .... stunts (as Tim Davison)
Leon Delaney .... stunts
Freddie Hice .... stunt coordinator
Rick Le Fevour .... stunts (as Rick LeFevour)
Larry Nicholas .... stunts
Manny Perry .... stunts (as Manuel Perry)
William Purcell .... stunts
Troy Brown .... stunt double: Joe Pesci (uncredited)
Leon Delaney .... stunt double: Daniel Stern (uncredited)
Larry Nicholas .... stunt double: Macaulay Culkin (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
William Allen Jr. .... grip
Art Bartels .... key grip
Rick Brown .... grip (as Richard D. Brown)
Michelle Crenshaw .... second assistant camera
Vincent Donohue .... chief lighting technician (as Vince Donohue Jr.)
Lex duPont .... first assistant camera (as Lex DuPont)
John P. Friday .... electrician (as John Friday)
Brian C. Glover .... camera assistant: "b" camera (as Brian Glover)
Mark R. Lindberg .... electrician (as Mark Lindberg)
Gregory Lundsgaard .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Greg Lundsgaard)
Danial Miller .... dolly grip (as Danial A. Miller)
Dick Oakes .... best boy electric
Brad Ruby .... camera loader
Dick Sayers .... grip
Ronald Sherman .... generator operator (as Ron Sherman)
Don Smetzer .... still photographer
Dennis Smith .... camera operator
Tama Takahashi .... first assistant camera
Nick Thomas .... best boy electric
Joe Tomko Jr. .... best boy grip (as Joseph Tomko Jr.)
Casting Department
Jacqueline King .... casting assistant: Los Angeles (as Jackie King)
Catherine Jane Holzer .... extras casting (uncredited)
Mark A. Ridge .... extras casting (uncredited)
Barbara L. Roche .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mickey Antonetti .... costume supervisor
Jane Blank .... seamstress
Jennifer Jobst .... costumer
Cathy Newport-Logan .... costumer
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Jerrie Fowler .... assistant editor
Kathryn Himoff .... assistant editor
Mike Milliken .... color timer (as Michael Milliken)
Tim Silano .... first assistant editor
Steve Kraus .... editing systems technician (uncredited)
L. James Langlois .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Jacolyn Baker .... location manager
Heather Ehret .... location production assistant
Mark Mamalakis .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Terry Brown .... scoring crew
Chuck Garsha .... scoring crew
Jo Ann Kane .... music copyist
John Neufeld .... orchestrator
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (as Herbert Spencer)
Armin Steiner .... scoring mixer
Jorge Vdovichenko .... scoring crew
Kenneth Wannberg .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Angela Morley .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Frank Brichetto .... driver
John Hardy .... transportation captain
James Hogan .... transportation captain
Patrick Lynn .... driver
Kevin Maxwell .... driver
Tom O'Malley .... driver (as Thomas O'Malley)
Armand Paoletti .... transportation coordinator
Arnie Plutz .... driver
George Voss .... driver
Other crew
Craig Bernstein .... assistant: Mr. Rosenfelt
Raymond Bulinski .... craft service (as Ray Bulinski)
Kathleen Caton .... production coordinator
Andrew Charlton .... set production assistant
Elizabeth Devereux .... assistant: Mr. Columbus
Jan Evans .... script supervisor
Adam Goodman .... office production assistant
Charmian Jago .... assistant: Mr. Levinson
Tammy Karabas .... assistant production coordinator
Aimee Kohn .... set production assistant
Ernie Malik .... unit publicist (as Ernest Malik)
Dianne Mapp-Cheek .... production accountant (as Dianne Cheek Blasco)
Bill Ryan .... assistant: Mr. Hughes
Gayle Sandler .... assistant production accountant
Bob Saunders .... office production assistant
Robert Schick .... set production assistant
Seth Vamos .... set production assistant
Jane Vickerilla .... assistant: Mr. Hughes
Judith Walder .... accounting assistant
Cathy Weiss .... production secretary
Tyler Atkinson .... digital distribution (uncredited)
Kevin Bassett .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jeff Dlugolecki .... stand-in (uncredited)
Mark Gulbrandsen .... dailies projectionist (uncredited)
Mark Gulbrandsen .... dailies technician (uncredited)
Ross L. Kulma .... set paramedic (uncredited)
Bailey Pryor .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Bailey Pryor .... production assistant (uncredited)
Billy Gallagher .... special thanks: Winnetka Police Department (as Lt. Bill Gallagher)
Charles Geocaris .... special thanks: Chicago Film Office
Lisa Howard .... special thanks
Colleen McShane .... special thanks
Joe Sumner .... special thanks: Winnetka Police Department (as Lt. Joe Sumner)
Crew verified as complete

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103 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:S | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Ireland:PG | Netherlands:AL (original rating) | Netherlands:6 (re-rating) | New Zealand:PG | Norway:10 | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/6 (Qualidade) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | Spain:T | Sweden:11 | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate No. 30598)

Did You Know?

Director Chris Columbus envisioned a scene in which the furnace came to life, gets up on all fours and chases Kevin to the stairs. The scene would have cost over a million dollars so it was trimmed down to the furnace simply lighting up and groaning Kevin's name.See more »
Continuity: After the McCallisters realize they've overslept and are frantically running around the house, Heather goes up the same set of stairs twice.See more »
Leslie McCallister:Fuller! Go easy on the Pepsi!See more »
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32 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal!, 14 December 2006
Author: Shawn Watson from The Penumbra

In the Eighties, John Hughes churned out a handful of movies and scored many, many hits. Quite rightly, as most of them were seriously funny - I'm DEFINITELY not referring to Curly Sue, so relax! In one particular scene from Uncle Buck, Macaulay Culkin interrogates a babysitter through the letterbox to make sure she's not a baddie. This inspired Hughes to write a whole new movie. Who would have known that this and its sequel would go on to become two of the biggest hits of all time? Both Hughes and Chris Columbus seem to prefer setting their movies during the holiday season (Gremlins, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Christmas Vacation) and manage to pull them off without too much sentiment, or sickening amounts of gooey love.

There are two reasons why Home Alone was such a big success. The first is that it's about a kid who outsmarts grown-ups, something that happens every day, only there's a worldwide conspiracy of silence. This movie yells it out loud and clear. The second is John Williams's magical score, which elevates the movie way above slapstick family fare to something more serious and regarded. It was nominated for an Academy Award, along with the Christmas carol Somewhere In My Memory, but lost to John Barry's Dances with Wolves. Damn! In a mad rush to the airport one morning, the MacCallister family forget one little thing...Kevin (Culkin). He is an eight-year-old kid who wants nothing better than a peaceful Christmas and some time to himself. It's hard for him to get this when living in a house with seven other people(the exact same house from Planes, Trains And Automobiles, don't you know0. With the rest of the MacCallisters in Paris, Kevin runs wild doing whatever he wants, eating whatever he wants and watching whatever TV show he wants.

But there's one major problem. The Wet Bandits, Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern), are on the prowl and have knocked off every other house in Kevin's street. His is next. And seeing that he's man-of-the-house now, he HAS to defend it.

Using whatever tools are at his disposal (rusty nails, blow torches, Micro Machines) he sets up a labyrinth of booby traps, so that the Wets can't break in. Their idiot-proof determination proves to be their downfall, as they are tortured and torn-up upon entering Kevin's domain.

Although this is not the only point of the film, there is an important message that family is what really matters to a child, or to anyone, and having them home for the holidays is better than wandering a huge house all by yourself.

There are some movies that work best at Christmas and this is one of them. I'm not saying that in a couple of decades it will be the new It's A Wonderful Life, but it will be remembered fondly at the very least.

Don't be a Scrooge. It's Christmastime. Go rush to check out Home Alone.

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