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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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Did You Know?


The first film of the series which was not directed by Chris Columbus or featured music by John Williams. See more »


When the bad guys are supposed to be in a San Francisco airport, the scene was obviously filmed in Chicago's O'Hare airport. They then catch a flight to Chicago, and emerge at a different part of O'Hare. See more »


Alex: Heads up!
[unleashes booby trap that releases dumbbells on two criminals]
Alex: [donging is heard] Ouch.
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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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O Kevin, Where Art Thou?
22 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Home Alone 3 is an OK movie, but not as good as the original.

The humor isn't as funny, the plot is the same as before, and worst of all... they replaced the main character of the originals: Kevin! Sadly, his substitute is pretty odd, and WAY too smart for his age. Kevin was one of the things that made the original so fun. But, some of the stunts are clever, (like the one with the gun) just not clever enough.

Skip this unnecessary installment.

Do yourself a favor and watch the originals, which are much better than this movie.


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