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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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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)

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$5,085,482 (USA) (14 December 1997)

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$30,882,515 (USA)
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A rare positive review came from Chicago film critic Roger Ebert, who on his television show Siskel & Ebert (1986), called the film better than the first one, Gene Siskel nearly fell off his chair in disbelief at this remark. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, the terrorists lose the toy car containing the computer chip while it is placed in a Parisian Department Store bag, despite the fact that Parisian department stores were located exclusively in the southeastern United States while the airport scenes were set in San Francisco. See more »

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Peter Beaupre: [about Alex, in a sinister tone] What a brave little fellow!
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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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Features Ride Beyond Vengeance (1966) See more »

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Tall Cool One
Written by R. Dangel, J. Greek and K. Morrill
Performed by The Wailers
Courtesy of Golden Crest Records a division of CFG Publishing Co.
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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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