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Home Alone (1990)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kevin McCallister
... Harry Lime
... Marv Merchants
... Peter McCallister
... Old Man Marley
... Kate McCallister
... Linnie McCallister
... Buzz McCallister
... Uncle Frank
Hillary Wolf ... Megan McCallister
... Gus Polinski
... Officer Balzak
... Jeff McCallister
... Heather McCallister
... Sondra McCallister (as Daiana Campeanu)
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Storyline

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 John Wiggins

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When Kevin's family left on their European vacation they forgot one minor detail: Kevin. See more »

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Comedy | Family

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16 November 1990 (USA)  »

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Mi pobre angelito  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,081,997, 18 November 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$285,761,243

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$533,800,000
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Trivia

Daniel Stern wore rubber feet for his barefoot scenes, similarly to Bruce Willis as John McClane in Die Hard (1988). See more »

Goofs

In the church Old Man Marley's granddaughter is seen with red straight hair however, when Kevin looks out his window on Christmas day he sees Old Man Marley hugging his granddaughter, but now she has brown curly hair instead of the appearance in the church. See more »

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Leslie McCallister: Peter, Kate, do you guys have a voltage adapter?
Peter McCallister: [hands her Kevin] Here, here's a voltage adapter.
Leslie McCallister: My, but you're getting heavy. Go pack your suit case.
Kevin McCallister: [stares in horror] *Pack* my *suitcase*?
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Please Come Home for Christmas
Written by Charles Brown and Gene Redd
Produced and Performed by Southside Johnny Lyon
Courtesy of Cypress Records
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A timeless classic
23 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

Oh, come on, IMDb users. How could this film get only a 6.5? Yes, it's a kid's movie, but I know plenty of adults(not including myself) who loved this film. It touches our hearts, and tickles our funny bones. Not to mention I think in one way or another we could relate to it. That's why it remains a classic Christmas comedy.

Home Alone is not only one of the highest box office successes of all time, but it deserves more praise. Mac showed a talent that very little child stars have now-a-days. He brought in a great comedy about a boy who accidentally is left home alone when his family goes on vacation and takes on two burglars.

Yeah, it's quit unrealistic about the burglars, but honestly, this is a terrific family film. Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern are the perfect comedy duo of two idiots who can't rob the place because a 8 year old child has out witted them and set some clever and very funny traps around the house.

Please give this movie a chance, it's just terrific and I guarantee nothing but great laughs for you and the whole family.

10/10


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