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Home Alone 3 (1997)

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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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Four high-tech industrial spies, Beaupre, Alice, Jernigan and Unger, steal a top-secret microchip, and, to fool customs, hide it in a remote-control toy car. Through a baggage mix-up at the airport, grumpy old Mrs.Hess gets the toy and gives it to her neighbor, 8-year-old Alex. Spies want to get the toy back before their clients get angry and decide to burglarize every house at Alex's street to find the chip. But Alex is prepared for their visit... Written by Anonymous

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

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12 December 1997 (USA)  »

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Home Alone III  »

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$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

When Macaulay Culkin declined to reprise his role as Kevin for the third outing, John Hughes briefly considered writing the screenplay with Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern reprising their roles as burglars Harry and Marv, respectively who target Kevin's cousin Fuller (Macaulay's real life brother Kieran Culkin), and Fuller would be the main character with Gerry Bamman and Terrie Snell reprising their roles and Fuller's parents Frank and Leslie respectively, who go on vacation and leave Fuller home alone, to defend himself against Marv and Harry. The idea was scrapped as Pesci and Stern refused to reprise their roles and wanted to pursue other projects, and Kieran felt he couldn't follow in his brother's footsteps as the lead. Hughes then re-wrote an entirely different screenplay with no characters from the first two films. See more »

Goofs

The back of the toy cars remote says 27mhz in one shot, and in another shot it says 48mhz. See more »

Quotes

[Mr. Unger and Mr. Jernigan meet Beaupre, who just found Alex's toy car, at the Alcott's house]
Burton Jernigan: It's a video camera. Someone's onto us.
Earl Unger: Do you think this really matters? Chip's in the car. We're at the airport in 45 minutes.
Peter Beaupre: Where's Alice?
Alice: [as she pushes a baby stroller to the Alcott's shed] What happened?
Peter Beaupre: There's a woman in the house. I'll go back in and deal with her. Get the chip.
[Beaupre then hands Alice the car]
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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 »

Connections

Follows Home Alone (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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better than expected
18 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

Precocious youngster Linz—a target of torment for his older siblings and uptight next door neighbor—is stuck at home with the dreaded chicken pox. He stumbles upon a top secret computer chip that makes him the target of four, high-precision international spies determined to re-obtain it, but the feisty youngster is determined to defend his home at all costs. The whole thing is pretty formulaic, but smarter crooks, an appealing cast, and a surprising amount of unexpected laughs help overcome the script's familiarity and wild leaps of logic. Not very original, but there are more than enough good gags and amusing situations to make it worth a look. **½


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