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Release Date:
20 November 1992 (USA) See more »
He's up past his bedtime in the city that never sleeps. See more »
One year after Kevin was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself in New York City, and the same criminals are not far behind. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
3 wins & 2 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

Catherine O'Hara ... Kate McCallister

John Heard ... Peter McCallister

Devin Ratray ... Buzz McCallister
Hillary Wolf ... Megan McCallister
Maureen Elisabeth Shay ... Linnie McCallister

Michael C. Maronna ... Jeff McCallister

Gerry Bamman ... Uncle Frank McCallister

Terrie Snell ... Aunt Leslie McCallister
Jedidiah Cohen ... Rod McCallister

Senta Moses ... Tracy McCallister
Diana Rein ... Sondra McCallister (as Daiana Campeanu)

Kieran Culkin ... Fuller McCallister
Anna Slotky ... Brooke McCallister

Tim Curry ... Concierge

Brenda Fricker ... Pigeon Lady

Eddie Bracken ... E.F. Duncan

Dana Ivey ... Desk Clerk

Rob Schneider ... Bellman

Leigh Zimmerman ... Fashion Model
Ralph Foody ... Gangster
Clare Hoak ... Girl Gangster on TV
Monica Devereux ... Hotel Operator
Bob Eubanks ... Ding-Dang-Dong Host

Rip Taylor ... Celeb #1
Jaye P. Morgan ... Celeb #2

Jimmie Walker ... Celeb #3
Patricia Devereux ... Contestant #1
Aimee Devereux ... Contestant #2
A.M. Columbus ... Skycap O'Hare #1
Joe Liss ... Skycap O'Hare #2
Teri McEvoy ... Agent #3 - NY Gate / O'Hare

Ally Sheedy ... NY Ticket Agent
Harry Hutchinson ... Ticket Taker
Clarke Devereux ... Ticket Taker (as Clarke P. Devereux)

Sandra Macat ... Flight Attendant
Venessia Valentino ... Flight Attendant
Andre Lachaumette ... Man on Plane
Rick Shafer ... Peter Look-Alike

Rod Sell ... Officer Bennett

Ron Canada ... Cop in Times Square
Cedric Young ... Cop in Central Park
William Dambra ... Arresting Cop in Central Park #1

Mark Morettini ... Arresting Cop in Central Park #2
Fred Krause ... Officer Cliff
James Cole ... Security Guard

Donald Trump ... Donald Trump
Warren Rice ... Doorman
Thomas Civitano ... Plaza Marketing Director
Daniel Dassin ... Waiter
Donna Black ... Health Club Woman

Abdoulaye NGom ... Bead Necklace Vendor (as Abdoulaye N'Gom)
Peter Pantaleo ... Airport Van Driver
Michael Hansen ... Airport Van Driver
Michael Goldfinger ... Limo Driver
Mario Todisco ... Cab Driver
Anthony Cannata ... Sergeant in Toy Store
Eleanor Columbus ... Little Girl in Toy Store

Karen Giordano ... Streetwalker #1
Fran McGee ... Streetwalker #2
Leonard Tepper ... Sleeping Man
Kevin Thomas ... Geeky Kid

Al Cerullo ... Helicopter Pilot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Boston ... Man Unloading Truck (uncredited)
Dan Buckman ... Central Park Ice Skater (uncredited)

Chris Columbus ... Man in Toy Store (uncredited)

Jonathon Gentry ... Choir Boy (uncredited)

Eric Ian ... Kid in the Airport (uncredited)

Eden Riegel ... Choir Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Columbus 
Writing credits
John Hughes (characters)

John Hughes (written by)

Produced by
Duncan Henderson .... executive producer
John Hughes .... producer
Mark Radcliffe .... executive producer
Richard Vane .... executive producer
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
Sandy Veneziano 
Art Direction by
Gary A. Lee  (as Gary Lee)
Set Decoration by
Marvin March 
Costume Design by
Jay Hurley 
Makeup Department
Karen Asano-Myers .... assistant hair stylist: Los Angeles
Linda Boykin-Williams .... assistant makeup artist (as Linda Neuffer)
Joseph A. Campayno .... makeup artist: New York (as Joe Campayno)
Deborah La Mia Denaver .... assistant makeup artist: Los Angeles (as Deborah Denaver)
Michael Maddi .... additional special makeup artist
Dominic Mango .... assistant hair stylist
Linda Melazzo .... key makeup artist
Kenny Myers .... special makeup effects artist (as Ken Myers)
John Quaglia .... hair stylist: New York
Linda Rizzuto .... key hair stylist
James Lacey .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Craig Lyman .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Kelly Mann .... makeup effects technician (uncredited)
Production Management
Duncan Henderson .... unit production manager
Peter R. McIntosh .... unit production manager (as Peter McIntosh)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jacolyn Baker .... first assistant director: second unit
Anthony D'Esposito .... additional second second assistant director: New York (as Anthony Desposito)
James Giovannetti Jr. .... first assistant director
Geoffrey Hansen .... second assistant director (as Geoff Hansen)
Freddie Hice .... second unit director
Stella Kim .... DGA trainee: New York
Aimee Kohn .... second second assistant director
Michael Samson .... second second assistant director
Matthew T. Weiner .... additional second second assistant director: New York (as Mathew Weiner)
Art Department
Paul V. Allen Sr. .... swing gang (as Paul Allen)
Stephen Myles Berger .... lead set designer (as Stephen Berger)
Troy Borisy .... swing gang
Deborah Canfield .... assistant props: New York
David J. Chamerski .... assistant property master (as David Chamerski)
Daniel B. Clancy .... lead man (as Dan Clancy)
Larry Clark .... paint foreman: Los Angeles
Frank D. Dambra .... head painter (as Frank Dambra)
William Dambra .... property master
Stephen Dane .... set designer
Gary Deaton .... construction foreman: Los Angeles
George DeTitta Sr. .... set decorator: New York (as George DeTitta)
Bruce Di Valerio .... construction general foreman: Los Angeles
Robert DiGrigoli .... costruction coordinator: New York
Cal DiValerio .... construction coordinator: Los Angeles
Jack Eberhart .... lead man: Los Angeles
Edward England .... construction coordinator (as Eddie England)
Karen Fletcher Trujillo .... set designer (as Karen Fletcher)
George Fouche .... carpenter foreman
Jim Fredericks .... set dresser: New York
Matt Furginson .... on-set dresser: Los Angeles
Kenneth J. Gagnon Sr. .... labor foreman (as Kenneth J. Gagnon)
Tom Gagnon .... swing gang
Joseph Garzero .... stand-by scenic artist: New York
Scott Goodale .... carpenter foreman: Los Angeles
George Hansen .... head painter
Philip C. Hurst .... greensman (as Phil Hurst)
George Jenson .... illustrator (as George Jensen)
Steven J. Jordan .... art director: New York
Robert E. Knight .... sign painter (as Robert Knight)
Gail Laskowski .... coordinator
Douglas E. Madison .... property master: Los Angeles (as Douglas Madison)
Daniel Maltese .... art director: Los Angeles (as Dan Maltese)
Cyril H. Matthys .... swing gang (as Cy Matthys)
Quentin Matthys .... on-set dresser (as Quent Matthys)
William Middleton .... labor foreman: Los Angeles
John Mikels .... stand-by painter
Ann Miller .... property master: New York (as Annie Miller)
James Nedza .... art department coordinator
Tyler Osman .... carpenter foreman
Pat Raney .... carpenter foreman (as Patrick Raney)
Alex Scutti Jr. .... rock set designer (as Alex Scutti)
Bruce Swanson .... lead man: New York
Thomas Wilp .... paint foreman
Donald B. Woodruff .... set designer (as Don Woodruff)
Michael Zansky .... lead scenic artist
Anthony Joseph Fatigato .... painter (uncredited)
Troy Osman .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Michael Saccio .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Greg Agalsoff .... boom operator: Los Angeles
James R. Alexander .... sound mixer (as Jim Alexander)
Mary Andrews .... adr supervisor
Tony Araki .... sound recordist
Bob Balzarini .... sound recordist: New York (as Robert Balzarini)
Robert Batha .... assistant sound editor
Lon Bender .... additional sound
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin E. Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Dino Dimuro .... sound editor
Perry Dodgson .... sound technician: Los Angeles
Richard Dwan Jr. .... foley editor (as Richard Dwan)
David Gertz .... foley mixer
Rick Hart .... sound re-recording mixer
Dan Hegeman .... foley editor (as Dan Hageman)
Chris Hogan .... dialogue editor
Willy Hoyte .... adr editor
Peter Ilardi .... sound mixer: New York
Randy Kelley .... dialogue editor (as Randy Kelly)
Liz Kentin .... assistant sound editor
Steve Mann .... foley editor
Kevin Meehan .... boom operator: New York
James Moriana .... foley artist
Kelly Oxford .... foley editor
Alan Rankin .... assistant sound editor
Dan M. Rich .... dialogue editor (as Dan Rich)
Jay B. Richardson .... sound editor (as Jay Richardson)
Daniel Richter .... sound technician
Frank Smathers .... sound editor
Wylie Stateman .... supervising sound effects editor
Jeff Watts .... adr editor
Kim Waugh .... additional sound (as Kiwi Waugh)
Tim Webb .... sound recordist
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist (as Jeff Wilhoit)
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound effects editor (as Michael Wilhoit)
Jeffrey A. Williams .... boom operator (as Jeff Williams)
David Young .... additional sound
Cory Coken .... additional adr recordist (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John Fontana .... special effects: Los Angeles
Scott Forbes .... special effects: Los Angeles
William D. Kennedy .... special effects (as Bill Kennedy)
Michael P. Morris .... special effects construction foreman (as Mike Morris)
John Ottesen .... special effects: New York
Ron Ottesen .... special effects: New York
Stan Parks .... special effects coordinator
Samuel E. Price .... special effects shop foreman (as Sam Price)
Kevin Quibell .... special effects set foreman
Daniel Sudick .... special effects supervisor (as Dan Sudick)
Chris Atkinson .... special effects aerial rigger (uncredited)
Mike Elizalde .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Craig Barron .... visual effects supervisor: Matte World
Krystyna Demkowicz .... executive in charge of production: Matte World
Christopher Evans .... matte artist
Brian Flora .... matte artist
Bill Mather .... matte artist
Rich McKay .... camera assistant
Cameron Noble .... motion control operator
Michael Pangrazio .... matte painting supervisor
James W. Kristoff .... executive in charge of production: MetroLight Studios (uncredited)
Dobbie Schiff .... visual effects executive producer: MetroLight Studios (uncredited)
Troy Brown .... stunt double (as Troy James Brown)
John Cenatiempo .... stunts (as Joe Cenatiempo)
Danny Costa .... stunts
Leon Delaney .... stunts
Frank Ferrara .... stunts
James Fierro .... stunts
Freddie Hice .... stunt coordinator
Rick Le Fevour .... stunts
Lane Leavitt .... stunts
Stacy Logan .... stunts
Larry Nicholas .... stunts
Stan Parks .... stunts
Julie Stone .... stunts
Cris Thomas-Palomino .... stunts (as Chris Thomas-Palomino)
George Grafas .... stunts (uncredited)
William R. Perry .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Abraham .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, New York
William Allen Jr. .... grip (uncredited)
Steve Bradarich .... video playback operator: second unit
Fernando M. Briones .... grip (as Fernando Briones)
Colin J. Campbell .... gaffer (as Colin Campbell)
Donald Carlson .... first assistant camera (as Don Carlson)
Robert C. Carlson .... first assistant camera (as Rob Carlson)
Paul Caven .... best boy electric: Los Angeles (as Paul J. Caven)
Chic Cecchini .... electrician
Theodore A. Corso .... electrician (as Theodore Corso)
Michelle Crenshaw .... second assistant camera
Andy Day .... best boy: New York
Angelo Di Giacomo .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, New York
Liz Dubelman .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, New York
Tim Dunford .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, Los Angeles
Lex DuPont .... camera operator: "b" camera, Los Angeles (as Len Du Pont)
Morris Flam .... gaffer: New York (as Moe Flam)
Chris Freres .... grip
Melinda Sue Gordon .... still photographer: Los Angeles
John Hudecek .... gaffer: Chicago
Thomas Jirgal .... grip best boy: New York (as Thomas 'Casey' Jirgal)
Nils Johnson .... video playback: New York (as Neils Johnson)
Kenny King .... best boy grip: Los Angeles
Dennis J. Leahy .... electrician (as Dennis Leahy)
Morgan Michael Lewis .... key grip: Chicago (as Mike Lewis)
Mel P. Mack .... electrician (as Mel Mack)
Bradley T. Matthys .... grip (as Bradley Matthys)
Mark E. Matthys .... grip (as Mark Matthys)
Anastas N. Michos .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Anastas Michos)
Danial Miller .... dolly grip (as Danial A. Miller)
Donald E. Miller .... grip (as Donald Miller)
Donald E. Miller .... grip: second unit (as Don Miller)
Mike Miller .... key grip
Peter Morello .... second assistant camera: New York
Paul Murphey .... video assist: Los Angeles (as Paul Murphy)
James Nelson .... grip
Douglas F. O'Neons .... director of photography: second unit (as Doug O'Neons)
Mark Purkart .... electrician
Ed Quinn .... dolly grip: New York (as Ed Quinn Sr.)
Peter Ramos .... camera trainee: New York
John S. Robertson .... best boy (as John Robertson)
James Rooizda .... grip
Andrew D. Schwartz .... still photographer: New York (as Andrew Schwartz)
Don Smetzer .... still photographer
Dennis Smith .... camera operator
Richard Sobin .... second assistant camera
John Swanders .... best boy (as John Swander)
Frank Yario Jr. .... video playback operator
Dino P. Yario .... video assistant (as Dino Yario)
Paolo Cascio .... first assistant camera: additional camera (uncredited)
Larry Cottrill .... electrician (uncredited)
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Tom Hilton .... still photographer (uncredited)
Michael Kelem .... aerial camera operator (uncredited)
Gábor Kövér .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Clay Liversidge .... rigging electric best boy: New York (uncredited)
Rich McKay .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Chris Rosen .... electrician (uncredited)
Jamie Silverstein .... rigging gaffer: New York (uncredited)
Joseph Trammell .... video playback: New York (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting: New York
Susanna Griffith .... casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Michael Hirshenson .... casting assistant
Mark A. Ridge .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Timothy Alberts .... costumer: New York (as Timothy J. Alberts)
Mickey Antonetti .... costume supervisor
Jane Blank .... seamstress
Jennifer Jobst .... assistant costume designer
Gina Panno .... costumer
Heidi Schulman .... costumer: New York
Andrea E. Weaver .... costumer: Los Angeles (as Andrea Weaver)
Editorial Department
Chris Boscardin .... assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Moonstar Greene .... assistant editor
David Orr .... color timer
Wendi Jill Raderman .... assistant editor: Los Angeles (as Wendy Raderman)
Tim Silano .... associate editor
Plummy Tucker .... assistant editor: New York
Fred C. Vitale .... first assistant editor (as Fred Vitale)
Steve Kraus .... editing systems technician (uncredited)
Tom Rovak .... colorist: video dailies (uncredited)
Music Department
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
Cindy Fret .... assistant music editor (as Cindy Frett)
Susan McLean .... scoring recordist (as Sue McLean)
Shawn Murphy .... scoring mixer
John Neufeld .... orchestrator
Kenneth Wannberg .... supervising music editor (as Ken Wannberg)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Dennis Dreith .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
Norman Ludwin .... bass (uncredited)
Norman Ludwin .... musician (uncredited)
Angela Morley .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
John Moses .... musician: clarinetist (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Thomas Buckman .... transportation co-captain: New York
James Giblin .... transportation captain: New York
John Hardy .... transportation captain
James Hogan .... transportation co-captain
Armand Paoletti .... transportation coordinator
Dan Riportella .... transportation coordinator: Los Angeles (as Danny Riportella Sr.)
Ed Wirth .... transportation captain: Los Angeles
Other crew
Jessica Aulbach .... assistant accountant
John Aulbach .... payroll master
Jacolyn Baker .... location manager
Tamara Bally .... payroll master: New York
Dana Belcastro .... assistant: Duncan Henderson
Raymond Bulinski .... craft service (as Ray Bulinski)
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (as Al Cerullo Jr.)
Rick Chavez .... craft service: Los Angeles
Christie Colliopoulos .... assistant production coordinator: New York
John Cook .... set production assistant: Los Angeles
Kathleen M. Courtney .... production coordinator (as Kathleen Courtney)
Mitchell E. Dauterive .... unit coordinator: New York (as Mitch Dauterive)
Elizabeth Devereux .... assistant: Chris Columbus
Demetra Diamantopoulos .... location assistant
Paula DuPré Pesmen .... assistant: Mark Radcliffe (as Paula DuPré)
Mac Embury .... pigeon wrangler
Jan Evans .... script supervisor
Jan Foster .... location manager: New York
Carol Gans .... tutor: Los Angeles
Leah Girolami .... studio teacher
John Gleeson .... office production assistant: Los Angeles
Christopher Glover .... stand-in
Joy Green .... pigeon wrangler
Brian Haraf .... stand-in
Robb Hastigan .... payroll master: Los Angeles
Dale Hawes .... stand-in
T.J. Healy II .... location manager: Los Angeles (as T.J. Healey)
Scott Hornbacher .... location assistant: New York
Mark Jackson .... pigeon wrangler
Christine Johnson .... production secretary: Los Angeles
Sharon Kaczala .... assistant production coordinator
Joe Kelly .... location assistant: New York (as Joseph Kelly)
Lori Koravos .... production accountant
Jasmine Kosovic .... production secretary: New York
Ross L. Kulma .... first aid (as Ross Kulma)
Lisa Ladek .... production secretary
David Lanuti .... production office intern
Ben Lessner .... stand-in
Gary MacPherson .... assistant production coordinator: Los Angeles
Ernie Malik .... unit publicist (as Ernest Malik)
Mark Mamalakis .... assistant location manager
Colleen Milner .... production office intern
Elizabeth Morin .... assistant: Joe Pesci (as Betty Morin)
Christo Morse .... office production assistant: New York
Donald Murphy .... office production assistant: New York
Michael Nickodem .... location scout: New York
Jan Nizen .... post-production accountant
Deborah Parker .... location assistant: New York
George Patterson .... office production assistant
John Peters .... caterer: New York
Joe Piscitelli .... production office intern
Roland Raffler .... pigeon wrangler
Jeff Richman .... set production assistant
Mia Ries-Wicklund .... office production assistant (as Mia Ries)
Wally Ross .... pigeon wrangler
Jerry Rossetti .... stand-in
Bill Ryan .... assistant: John Hughes (as William Ryan)
Bob Saunders .... set production assistant
Doree Sitterly .... pigeon wrangler
Randy Sokol .... location scout: New York
James Thomas .... second assistant accountant
Elizabeth Tompkins .... first assistant accountant
Angel Trujillo .... caterer
Jane Vickerilla .... assistant: John Hughes
Ron Vignone .... office production assistant: Los Angeles
Dara Weintraub .... assistant: Richard Vane (as Dara I. Weintraub)
Patty Willett .... office production assistant (as Patricia Willett)
Charles Zalben .... location manager: New York second unit
Todd Fischer .... production assistant (uncredited)
Christopher Gambale .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mark Gulbrandsen .... dailies projection technician (uncredited)
Travis Keyes .... production assistant (uncredited)
Paul Lane .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jack Messitt .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tammy Middleton .... production assistant (uncredited)
Aaron Sadovsky .... production assistant (uncredited)
Lisa Wilhoit .... additional voices (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Home Alone 2" - USA (short title)
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Rated PG for comic action and mild language
120 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The McCallisters live at 671 Lincoln Blvd. Winnetka, IL Phone: 555-1658.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Kevin is trying to lure Harry and Marv into the house, he is seen "crawling" through the garbage chute. The chute was placed in a vertical position; therefore it would be impossible for Kevin to "crawl up" it.See more »
Bird Lady:The man I loved fell out of love with me. That broke my heart. When the chance to be loved came along again, I ran away from it. I stopped trusting people.
Kevin McCallister:No offense, but that seems like sort of a dumb thing to do.
Bird Lady:I was afraid of getting my heart broken again. Sometimes you can trust a person, and then, when things are down, they forget about you.
Kevin McCallister:Maybe they're just too busy. Maybe they don't forget about you, but they forget to remember you. People don't mean to forget. My grandfather says if my head wasn't screwed on, I'd leave it on the school bus.
Bird Lady:I'm just afraid if I do trust someone, I'll get my heart broken.
Kevin McCallister:I understand. I had a nice pair of rollerblades. I was afraid to wreck them, so I kept them in a box. Do you know what happened? I outgrew them. I never wore them outside. Only in my room a few times.
Bird Lady:A person's heart and feelings are very different than skates.
Kevin McCallister:They're kind of the same thing. If you won't use your heart, who cares if it gets broken? If you just keep it to yourself, maybe it'll be like my rollerblades. When you do decide to try it, it won't be any good. You should take a chance. Got nothing to lose.
Bird Lady:Little truth in there somewhere.
Kevin McCallister:I think so. Your heart might still be broken, but it isn't gone. If it was gone, you wouldn't be so nice.
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59 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
I knew it was you, I could SMELL ya getting' off the elevata, 7 May 2004
Author: Shawn Watson from The Penumbra

Too many sequels suffer from Deja Vu. And hardly any of those carbon copies improve upon the original. Home Alone 2 is a carbon copy, but it's also much better and more complex a movie than the first. In another mad rush to the airport the McCallisters make a point of remembering Kevin this time. But he gets lost in a crowd at the airport and follows a man who looks like his dad onto the wrong plane. Thirteen of the McCallisters are going to Miami for Xmas (do they never stay at home?) but Kevin is headed for the Big Apple. And he's going to have that once-in-a-lifetime vacation he's been wishing for.

There's much more for Kevin to see and do in New York. He scams his way into the Plaza hotel where a suspicious Concierge (Tim Curry) gives him mighty evil looks at every encounter. He goes to Duncan's Toy Chest, the biggest toy store in town and takes many scenic photographs. Though it is a little worrying now seeing Kevin on the roof of the World Trade Centre.

But the Wet Bandits have escaped, and they have just arrived in New York with loftier ambitions and bigger heists to pull off. They even brush by Kevin a few times not knowing he's there. Typically though, once they get a hold of him the give away far too much info. Once Kevin escapes he takes matters into his own hands once more. His Aunt Georgette from the first movie is still in Paris so he uses her half-renovated home as a huge mousetrap for the bungling burglars.

The booby traps this time are much more painful and nasty, so it's all the more amusing for us. Who can possibly fail to laugh at Marv getting the shock of his life when he tries to turn on the taps? If the movie were to be released now I doubt if it would be let away with a PG rating. Still, it's nothing for any parents to worry about. Unless you fear your child is going to set your head on fire with a blowtorch.

Home Alone 2 has a more satisfying climax than the first. The film doesn't simply end once Harry and Marv are back in the slammer as there is more plot to it than that. Brenda Fricker has a (rather questionable) role as 'The Pigeon Lady' a woman who lives in Central Park and talks to no one-until Kevin reaches out. Plus Eddie Bracken shows up as Mr. Duncan and gives Kevin the best Xmas morning ever as a token of his appreciation.

With a bigger story (okay some of it re-used) and more characters and a better playground for Kevin, Home Alone 2 manages to be a superior sequel. While not excessively so. There's loads of fun to be had in Kevin's antics, and Tim Curry is downright brilliant as the mischievous Concierge.

It's a great movie on it's own but sadly it will always be called a copycat. Watch it now from a fresh perspective and you might like it more.

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