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Home Alone 3 (1997)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  12 December 1997 (USA)
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Alex Pruitt, a young boy of nine living in Chicago, fend off thieves who seek a top-secret chip in his toy car to support a North Korean terrorist organization's next deed.



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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for slapstick violence, language and mild sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 December 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Home Alone III  »

Box Office


$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,085,482 (USA) (12 December 1997)


$30,672,357 (USA) (27 March 1998)

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1.85 : 1
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The first major role for Scarlett Johansson. See more »


After Earl Unger slid down the stairs, he leans on a table and he finds a mouse trap on his hand. Before that happens, there is a shot of the entire table, but there is no set mouse trap. See more »


Burton Jernigan: [Jernigan has been hit in the groin by Alice with a crowbar when she tried to kill Alex's petmouse, Doris] You... smacked my winkie.
Alice: Well, if you changed your shorts once in a while, maybe you wouldn't have rats in your pants.
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Crazy Credits

In the on screen post credits, the word "Parrot" is misspelled when crediting Darren T. Knaus as "Voice of Parrott". See more »


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User Reviews

Tricks & boobie traps more advanced/high tech than 1+2!
8 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is NOT part 3 of "Kevin's Adventures", but rather a brand new "home Alone" situation. The setting is still suburban Chicago during the Christmas season, the family is still "upper middle class", and even the theme music is very similar to the predecessors. This time, however, the "kid" is NOT abandoned by his entire family who took off for their Christmas Vacation. This time our pint sized hero is left unattended only for hours at a time, while he is at home and sick with the measles. A gang of foreign spys is after a top secret multi-million dollar computer chip stolen from the US Air Force. Of course, they hide it in a battery-operated toy that ends up with "the kid".

Although the "boobie trap" routine could be viewed as just another rip-off from the first two films, the "gags" seem a bit more sophisticated and less forced in "3". The mere fact that our hero is not dealing with "wet bandit idiots" this time around makes the whole show less of a "kiddie circus". The third running is also leaving out the mushy side plots which would've gotten tiresome by now. All in all this is a fun show for the whole family. I showed this film to my 4th grade class and they gave it 20 thumbs up. Not for the "grown-up" comedy critic, but definitely a winner with kids.

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