It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
It is Christmas time and the McCallister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But the youngest in the family named Kevin got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the family was in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents' bed, and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers about two burglars, Harry and Marv, about to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice.Written by
Kevin finds a photo of Buzz's girlfriend however Buzz earlier in the film mentioned French babes. This implies Buzz is either now broken up with the girl or he is no longer interested in her or their relationship is on the rocks. See more »
When Heather is performing the head count there are 9 kids in front of the van, the Murphy kid in the van, and Heather doing the counting. so 11 bodies all together. However when Buzz actually does confuse Heather's counting.
Heather's count goes like this:
Linnie(Hand on Linnie's head, 'Buzz don't be a moron!')
When Kate asks her for the final count Heather says 11 kids including me, 5 boys, 6 girls which is correct she just doesn't realize she counted herself twice. One theory is that Devin Ratray actually mistakenly put Kristin Minter off and the actress herself knowing the script called for 11 people assumed she hadn't actually counted herself and did so again. See more »
[Kate is trying to get a ticket to go to Dallas, Ed is trying to board the plane]
Man in Airport:
Come on, Irene, they're boarding.
Woman in Airport:
This girl is offering us our first class ticket... if we go Friday plus a ring, a watch, a pocket translater, five hundered dollars and...
The earrings, you love the earrings?
Man in Airport:
She's got her own earrings, a whole show box full of them dangly ones.
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On most television airings, Buzz's line "I wouldn't let you sleep in my room if you were growing on my ass," has "ass" dubbed over with "butt". See more »
This type of family comedy truthfully works better if you are grown up with the stooges. Because this film has a climactic scene with more slapstick than most can take. I can though. But if you think this is strictly a kids film, parents will like it too I bet. The plot follows a kid (Macaulay Kulkin) who gets left behind in a Chicago suburb while his family leaves for Paris. And though the house is all his, 2 burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern who give the best on-screen duo of 1990) want the house. But not without the climax. While most of the film is unbelievable (both good and bad), most of the film should keep families in good spirits, unless parents don't enjoy seeing Pesci getting his head on fire and Stern screaming like a girl. Funny, even if it's not John Hughes' (writer/producer here) best. B+
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