MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 88 this week

Home Alone 3 (1997)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  12 December 1997 (USA)
4.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.2/10 from 65,970 users  
Reviews: 142 user | 44 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 12 Feb 2011
 
a list of 33 titles
created 27 May 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 13 Sep 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 24 Feb 2014
 
a list of 31 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Home Alone 3" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Home Alone 3 (1997)

Home Alone 3 (1997) on IMDb 4.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Home Alone 3.

User Polls

3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

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.

Director: Chris Columbus
Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern
Home Alone (1990)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Director: Chris Columbus
Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern
Comedy | Crime | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Finn Baxter and his family move from California to Maine to their new house. Finn is terrified and believes the house is haunted. While he sets up traps to catch the "ghost", his parents ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hewitt
Stars: Christian Martyn, Eddie Steeples, Jodelle Ferland
Home Alone 4 (TV Movie 2002)
Comedy | Crime | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

Kevin McCallister's parents have split up. Now living with his mom, he decides to spend Christmas with his dad at the mansion of his father's rich girlfriend, Natalie. Meanwhile robber Marv... See full summary »

Director: Rod Daniel
Stars: French Stewart, Erick Avari, Barbara Babcock
Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A rich young boy finds his family targeted in an inside job and must use his cunning to save them.

Director: Donald Petrie
Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Edward Herrmann, John Larroquette
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Baby Bink couldn't ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion, and he's just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Read Johnson
Stars: Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Mantegna, Joe Pantoliano
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When his parents have to go out of town, Dennis stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who's arrived in town.

Director: Nick Castle
Stars: Walter Matthau, Mason Gamble, Joan Plowright
Flubber (1997)
Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An absent-minded professor discovers "flubber," a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.

Director: Les Mayfield
Stars: Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Being a teen is tough enough for Kathy Cauldwell (Scarlett Johansson) without having to be the target of her little brother George's constant practical jokes. But life really gets crazy ... See full summary »

Director: Erik Fleming
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, Judge Reinhold
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

Director: Chris Columbus
Stars: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan
Jumanji (1995)
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

Director: Joe Johnston
Stars: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt
Beethoven (1992)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but its veterinarian secretly wants to kill him.

Director: Brian Levant
Stars: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Seth Smith ...
...
...
Agent Stuckey
Baxter Harris ...
Police Captain
...
Chinese Mob Boss
Kevin Gudahl ...
Techie
Richard Hamilton ...
Cab Driver
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Ready for more. Much more. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

12 December 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Home Alone III  »

Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$30,672,357 (USA) (27 March 1998)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is completely independent of the original movies. There no mention of Kevin or the McCallisters. The only link to the original Home Alone (1990) or Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) is the Chicago suburbs, where the original film takes place, Mr. Jernigan getting his region hit by a crowbar and a portion of John Williams' score during the beginning credits. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Beaupre grabs the toy-car, rips it open, and throws the car parts to the ground, the car parts switch places with each other three times between shots. See more »

Quotes

Karen Pruitt: You get in that bed, young man.
Alex: Excuse me, but I saw a man in Karen Stephen's bedroom, a little older than Dad, and he was wearing butt inspection gloves.
Karen Pruitt: I have warned you about that telescope. You look through it long enough, you're gonna start seeing things, whether or not they're there.
Alex: Well, I guess you have to be 35 before anyone around here listens to you.
Karen Pruitt: Don't get smart with me, Alex. Sick or not, I am very angry with you. You caused a lot of trouble today. Dad and I have to replace a ...
[...]
See more »

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

Green Eyed Lady
Written by Jerry Corbetta, John Phillips, and David Riordan
Performed by Shelley Smith
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Home Alone 3
17 December 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Home Alone 3 tells a whole different story then the original two. Instead of the McCallisters, we meet the Pruitt family and in particular the main character Alex. A computer chip worth ten million dollars is placed into a toy car by our four villains in an attempt to get through airport security. There is a mix up at the airport, and the toy car ends up in the possession of an older woman who gives it to little Alex as a gift. The four bad guys track the car to a neighbourhood in Chicago and break into a series of houses looking for the chip. Alex (who is HOME ALONE with chicken pox) see's the crooks breaking into the houses an calls the cops, only to look like a prank caller each time. The villains looking for the chip eventually realize that little Alex has it and that's when the fun begins - Home Alone style.

I actually enjoyed Home Alone 3 as a kid and as an adult now. No, it isn't as good as the original films and no Alex Linz is not Macaulay Culkin. But this movie gets points for breaking off from the McCallister storyline. I mean how many times can that family forget the same kid? Young actor Alex Linz who plays Alex in Home Alone 3 does a great job taking on this big role, he manages to not put in an annoying performance like so many child actors can be do these kind of movies. The crooks include three men and one female, and I like that they added a woman into that villain role. They all are good actors and add plenty to this movie.

The best comedic moments come from the crooks, especially David Thornton as 'Unger'. There are some ho-hum funny moments which fall flat such as the talking parrot and a few scenes with Alex's older brother and sister who "torment" him. Another flaw was the actual "home alone" bit, and the fact that Alex isn't really home alone as we've seen in the first two films. His mother leaves him for a couple of hours as he recuperates from Chicken Pox, hardly the same as Kevin McCallister went through. And I don't like that it doesn't take place ON Christmas. But those drawbacks don't take away from the whole movie at all.

Home Alone 3 isn't great, but it takes some risks by moving from the original plot and adds some smarts it with the computer chip story. These aren't your simple criminals like the wet bandits were, they are after far more than some jewellery and expensive silverware. I recommend Home Alone 3 for sure!

6/10


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
how does this film only get 3.7 ? I was shocked! techiebug
The smacked winkie - the greatest hit-in-the-groin scene in film history atomicpunk40
How many of the traps would have killed umbra-8
Scarlet Johannson keith_xyz
Favorite Terrorist bleedingtuba
Faviroute inceidents in the movie? linda_is_cool_12
Discuss Home Alone 3 (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?