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Home Alone 3 (1997)

Alex Pruitt, a young boy of nine living in Chicago, fends 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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Comedy | Crime | Family

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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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$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,085,482, 14 December 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,882,515

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,200,000
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Trivia

The role of Alex was a coveted one, with over one hundred kids trying out for the part. Alex D. Linz won the part, beating another child star, Philip Petrie, who had also tried out for the part of Sammy in One Fine Day (1996), a role taken by Alex D. Linz. See more »

Goofs

When Alice picks up the toy car, Alex rams it up her neck leaving a tire mark on her neck, but a few seconds later, it vanishes. See more »

Quotes

Earl Unger: I can't tell you how much I appreciate you hitting me with a minivan.
Burton Jernigan: Never let your emotions get the best of you. You weren't paying attention. You should have been more vigilant.
Earl Unger: You should've taken driver's ed. I'm gonna have bad knees when I'm old and I'll have Burton Jernigan to thank.
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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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Home Again
Written by Danny Elfman
Performed by Oingo Boingo
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal 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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