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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) Poster

Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Kevin and the bird watcher go to the musical theater in which she lives, a different song was dubbed over the ones the violinists played when the camera shot the orchestra. You can tell by the bow movements and bow direction changes.
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Near the end of the movie when all the kids are in the penthouse room, Buzz yells to try to quiet everyone down. He then blows on his fingers to whistle to get everyone's attention but only a faint raspberry blowing sound is made. In the next shot, everyone is paying attention to him.
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Boom mic visible 

Immediately following the scene with the pigeon lady in the concert hall attic, Kevin walks toward the railing and a boom mic is visible as a reflection in the window to the left of the screen.
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Character error 

When Kevin records the phony message of his father booking a reservation at the Plaza Hotel, he doesn't give the dates for check-in and checkout, nor does the reservation lady ask.
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When Kevin is trying to lure Harry and Marv into the house, he is seen crawling up the garbage chute. The chute was placed in a vertical position; therefore it would have been impossible for Kevin to crawl up it.
(possibly intentional) Marv tells Kevin to throw down his camera and they'll leave him alone. But Kevin's camera is a Polaroid that prints out the pictures as they're taken, so he could throw down the camera, but he'd still have the incriminating photos.
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The flight attendant on Kevin's flight as well as the announcer at O'Hare Airport announce Kevin's flight as simply going to "New York" with no specifics of which airport it is. Since New York has two airports, LaGuardia and JFK (three if you count Newark), a professional airline employee would make sure to announce the correct airport especially in a multi-airport metro area like New York.
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Continuity 

When Kevin is on the bed in the hotel room, you see the butler scooping ice cream into the banana split boat, then the butler asks Kevin, "How many scoops would you like, sir?" and the banana split boat is empty and the butler starts to fill it up.
The recording of Uncle Frank singing in the shower is much longer when Kevin plays it back in the Plaza Hotel. We hear what was sung before and after Kevin started and stopped the recording.
At the Plaza Hotel, Kevin asks Donald J. Trump where the lobby is. Trump says down the hall and to the left, but Kevin goes turns right, and arrives at the lobby.
Kevin chases who he thinks is his dad through the airport and eventually bumps into the lady at the gate and drops his plane ticket which is lost amongst the ones the lady dropped. Later in the film when he leaves the hotel and bumps into Marv and Harry (the criminals) they find Kevin's ticket on the inside of his coat; this is not possible seeing as he lost it earlier in the film.
The statue gets broken off its base by the second airport van, only to be reattached and unbroken in later scenes.
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When Uncle Frank was in the shower singing, Kevin didn't start recording the song until Uncle Frank was halfway through. When Kevin played the song in the hotel bathroom, the whole song right from the beginning was on the cassette.
As Kevin approaches the bathroom where Uncle Frank is taking a shower, the bathroom door is open a few inches, but immediately after that, the reverse shot from inside the bathroom shows the door shut until Kevin opens it.
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When Kevin meets Marv and Harry outside the toy store, he drops his map and magnifying glass on the pavement. When he later runs away, these items are not there.
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At the airport, Kevin has his father's bag as he boards the plane for NYC. Then it is by his own bag showing up at the baggage claim, in Florida, that Kevin's family realizes he's not with them. So he wouldn't have had the inflatable clown with him to use in the Plaza as a ruse in the shower. It wasn't in his father's carry-on bag, so it would've been in Kevin's bag that went to Florida.
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In the first film it was established that Kevin was eight years old. Here it is mentioned that he's 10 years old even though only a year passed between the two films.
When Kevin is recording Uncle Frank singing in the bathroom, he runs out and closes the door before Frank says, "Oh, you're cooking, Frankie." Later when Kevin is playing the same recording in the hotel bathroom, we still hear Frank saying this, when it should have been cut out.
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When Kevin is recording the Plaza Hotel commercial with his TalkBoy and it says the toll free number, Peter walks in and asks about the battery for the camcorder, overlapping it; yet when Kevin plays it back at the hotel, Peter's voice is not included on it.
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When the camera is moving towards Marv like the bag of cement would, the falling rope is not visible in front of Marv like in the previous shot.
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When Kevin is watching the movie in the hotel room, there is a man making him an ice cream sundae. We see the sundae first completed with three scoops of ice cream, and the scene changes to another angle of Kevin on the bed. The attendant asks him how many scoops, and there is only one in the dish.
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When Kevin punches Buzz at the Christmas pageant, he starts out with a closed fist in the first shot, but then makes contact with an open hand in the second.
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When Harry and Marv are at the skating rink, Marv puts on the earmuffs, and his hair is pulled back under them. In the next shot, his hair is all muffled up again.
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Marv kicks the front door open and falls down the giant hole. On the stairs where Marv and Harry fooled Kevin into thinking that they got hit by the paint cans, the front door is closed.
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When Kate gets up to yell at Kevin at the stalled Christmas pageant, she and Peter get up together, but in the next shot only Kate rises to yell Kevin's name.
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In a long shot of the house the morning the family leaves, there is no bronze statue near the front doorsteps. But when the vans arrive, the second one hits the bronze statue near the doorsteps, which was not there in the previous shot.
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As the McCallisters are running through the O'Hare terminal, an announcement about the flight to New York being in the final boarding process can be heard, with the flight's number given as 226. However, just after Kevin boards the flight to New York, the flight attendant says the flight's number is 176. Then, when we see a shot of the airport's radar shortly thereafter, the flight's number is 226 again.
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Just before sliding into the shelves of paint, Marv leaves several footprints in the green goo. As he slides on the floor, the goo is undisturbed except for Marv's hand prints.
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In the original Home Alone, when Harry burned his palm on the red-hot doorknob, he grabbed the doorknob with his hand sideways, as if he were shaking hands with someone. In the scene when Harry and Marv meet Kevin on the street in NYC, Harry shows Kevin his hand, and the 'M' scar is positioned vertically.
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At the airport, the exterior shot of the plane flown to New York is shown as a Boeing 767-200, which, unlike the 400 series 767, lacks a middle door. When Kevin enters the plane, it is clearly a Boeing 757, evidenced by its single aisle and the door between first class and coach through which he entered, which even then magically becomes an Airbus A300 cabin with the different overhead bin designs that did not exist on Boeing aircraft at the time. American has also never flown 767s or A300s between Chicago and LaGuardia.
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In the long shot of Kevin riding in the taxi on the Queensboro Bridge he is wearing gloves, but in the close-up, he is not.
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When Harry crashes down on top of the car, his hands are laid out above his head, but in the next shot of him, they are down at his sides.
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When Kevin wants to go home he quickly grabs a few cookies from the cabinet to take with him. Then he throws them onto the bed close together; in the next shot, they are spaced out.
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When Kevin throws four bricks at Marv, they are shown landing on the sidewalk. Later when Marv gets up, three of them are in the street.
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The bag of stolen money changes moves between shots when Marv is getting hit by the bricks.
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When Marv pulls the front door knob and the knob comes loose with several feet of string attached to it. He pulls it tightly with his back against the door and we hear the first staple shot. It's impossible for Marv to do a 180-degree turn and not hear the second shot.
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When Marv and Harry come out of the toy store and begin to chase Kevin, Kevin stops to get a pearl necklace to trip the sticky bandits up. He breaks the necklace apart, and a small amount of pearls falls off. When Marv and Harry slip on the pearls, tons more appear than the ones before.
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After Cedric collides with Hector and Stone while chasing Kevin, a side-on shot shows him starting to get up, but a moment later he is lying on the floor unconscious.
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At the top of the stairs, the tool chest wheels (two fixed and two rotating) are all facing sideways. Before it falls, all the wheels including the fixed wheels are facing forward.
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Kevin climbs the ladder, it shows a backward "L" cut section, when Harry climbs the ladder, it shows a upright "L" cut section.
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The limousine driver's accent appears to change from English to New York in-between scenes.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Kevin lights the rope on fire, he turns to run away and a crew member is visible through the window.
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When Harry and Marv run out of the toy store's broken window, near the end of the movie, there are several shots of them where you can see into the store behind them. In one of these shots, you can see a person's left shoulder move behind a display on the left side of the screen (the person is wearing a heavy green jacket).
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Orange wire visible for two or three frames, when Harry falls onto the car. Lighting equipment can be seen on one of the car's windows.
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Errors in geography 

When Kevin is sitting at LaGuardia Airport he is looking at the Manhattan skyline. You cannot see that view of the city from that airport.
When Kevin arrives at LaGuardia airport he arrives at gate G6. There is no G wing at LaGuardia Airport, plus the lettering style is the same as it was at O'Hare, indicating that it was in fact filmed at O'Hare.
When Kevin gets in the limo at the Plaza Hotel, he asks the driver if he knows of any good toy stores, and he's driven to Duncan's Toy Chest. However, the Plaza Hotel is directly across the street from FAO Schwarz (on which Duncan's Toy Chest was based), so Kevin need only look outside and wouldn't have had to be driven anywhere.
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In the airport after the wrong Peter McCallister gets his ticket there is a March 1992 issue of "Cosmopolitan" Magazine and a March 1992 issue of "Good Housekeeping" magazine.
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Factual errors 

When Kevin goes swimming at the Plaza, it is a different hotel. The Plaza doesn't have a pool.
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When Kevin takes a picture of the criminals robbing the toy store, his pictures were clear at the end of the film. That type of camera has an instant flash, and would have made a blinding reflection off the toy shop window, revealing nothing in the finished picture other than a flash of light with a black background - not a clear picture of the crooks.
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When running through the airport, a Marine in uniform walks by in the background. The Marine is in service alphas with enlisted rank on his sleeve, his cover has a quatrefoil on it, a uniform piece worn only by officers.
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At the airport, there are Navy sailors in dress white uniforms. The proper dress for winter time is dress blues.
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When Kevin goes to the front desk to check in, the desk clerk takes Peter's credit card. By regular standards, the clerk should have asked for some form of I.D., or in this case, given the fact Kevin is a minor, she should've called the police instead.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Kevin is seen buying fireworks in Chinatown when he first arrives in New York City. It is illegal to buy or sell fireworks in the state of New York, but when this movie was made, that law was not enforced in Chinatown and it was easy to find vendors there selling fireworks illegally while the police looked the other way.
In the original Home Alone, Kevin's cousin counts heads and there are 15 people between the two families. In "Home Alone 2" there are only 14 boarding passes between the two families. However, in the first movie the McCallisters travel to Paris to drop off Heather, with her parents. Therefore in the second film it is implied that Heather is in Paris during the events that take place in this film.
At the toy store when Kevin is talking to Mr. Duncan at the cash register, Duncan asks Kevin about all the money in his envelope. As Kevin is taking money out of the envelope to pay for his things he later uses to lure Marv and Harry, he places the envelope on the counter. When the camera switches back to the counter, the only things on there are the map and Swiss army knife. When Kevin requested to make a donation to the toy store, the money envelope was back in his hand. In-between, however, there is a close-up of Mr. Duncan handling the money to put in the cash register. It is impossible for Kevin to take back the envelope of money off the counter.
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When the thieves are crossing the street and bump into a lady, Marv says: "mon chérie". The correct expression should be "ma chérie" ("mon" is masculine and "ma" is feminine in French). However Marv is an idiot and it's completely in character for him to make that mistake.
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Plot holes 

At Central Park where the pigeons are feeding on Marv and Harry, Kevin lights fireworks that do not scare the birds away. However, when the police come, they fire one shot in the air which scares all the birds away.
Kevin's parents questions the Plaza staff about how they would let a kid check in a by himself, but the staff for some reason never mentions the fact he had them convinced his father was staying with him.
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When Kevin is in the park with the pigeon woman, he asks her if she interested in joining him in a cup of hot chocolate, which he offers to buy and treat her to. How can he do this? The Concierge back at the Plaza Hotel took not only his Dad's credit card, but also the envelope of cash. So how could Kevin buy the pigeon lady and himself a cup of hot chocolate?
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When Kevin followed a man thinking it was his dad, a flight attendant lets him into the plane asking if that man was his dad. In reality, the flight attendant wouldn't let a minor on the plane with someone they don't know very well as they would have to suggest to wait for his parents to get him. Therefore, he wouldn't have been able to travel to New York.
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Kevin does not seem to recognize New York City given he could see the Empire State Building which is one of the symbols of the city.
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Revealing mistakes 

When the tool chest pushes the door Marv and Harry have their ears pressed against, the long shot clearly reveals that they are standing on a skateboard as they are pushed backwards.
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Makeup is visible before the first brick hits Marv.
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A black wire of some sort can be clearly seen connected to the staple that hits Marv's nose.
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When Kevin uses the inflatable clown like a puppet, the strings are thick enough; they should leave shadows like the clown does, but they do not.
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When Kevin buys then breaks apart the beads, it is clear in the close-up that an older pair of hands is doing the breaking.
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In the scene where Marv and Harry are hastily climbing down the rope to catch Kevin, and Kevin then sets it on fire to buy him some time, prior to when they let go in the long shot, the rope is clearly not attached to the building.
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When Kevin is sawing a ladder, he is sawing it from front to back. Later when Harry climbs the ladder, the sawed portion (back side of ladder) shows it was cut from side to side.
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Indentations are visible on Marv's nose right before the staple hits him.
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