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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

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One year after Kevin McCallister was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself stranded in New York City - and the same criminals are not far behind.

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Chris Columbus

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John Hughes (characters), John Hughes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Macaulay Culkin ... Kevin
Joe Pesci ... Harry
Daniel Stern ... Marv
Catherine O'Hara ... Kate
John Heard ... Peter
Devin Ratray ... Buzz
Hillary Wolf ... Megan
Maureen Elisabeth Shay Maureen Elisabeth Shay ... Linnie
Michael C. Maronna ... Jeff
Gerry Bamman ... Uncle Frank
Terrie Snell ... Aunt Leslie
Jedidiah Cohen Jedidiah Cohen ... Rod
Senta Moses Mikan ... Tracy (as Senta Moses)
Diana Rein ... Sondra (as Daiana Campeanu)
Kieran Culkin ... Fuller
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Storyline

Kevin McCallister is back. But this time he's in New York City with enough cash and credit cards to turn the Big Apple into his very own playground. But Kevin won't be alone for long. The notorious Wet Bandits, Harry and Marv, still smarting from their last encounter with Kevin, are bound for New York too, plotting a huge holiday heist! Kevin's ready to welcome them with more battery of booby traps the bumbling bandits will never forget! Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG for comic action and mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

20 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alone Again See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,126,882, 22 November 1992

Gross USA:

$173,585,516

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$358,991,681
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the paint can scene, the third object is the swinging staircase cylinder pipe that hits Marv and Harry. When Kevin swings the pipe over the staircase it's held by a rope at each end to stay symmetrical. When Kevin goes to cut the rope after hitting Marv and Harry with the pipe to release it, he only cuts one rope in the middle holding the pipe and it falls down the stairs. See more »

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A black wire of some sort can be clearly seen connected to the staple that hits Marv's nose. See more »

Quotes

[in the basement, Marv built a tower out of assorted items]
Harry: Marv, are you sure this is safe?
Marv: Oh yes. I've worked all the kinks out. Solid as a rock.
[They climb up. Seconds later, it all comes crashing down]
Harry: Like a rock, huh, Marv?
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Alternate Versions

When aired on TV, the scene where Kevin visits the World Trade Center is cut due to the September 11th attacks. See more »

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Referenced in The Larry Sanders Show: Talk Show (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Written by Eddie Pola and George Wyle
Performed by Andy Williams
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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The cuteness ends here
23 September 2008 | by Jasper76See all my reviews

This should have been the end of the Home Alone series, seeing that the same premise and cast were used for two films but, naturally, Hollywood just can't resist trying to squeeze more money from a proved formula. I'm not one for sequels but this was one of the handful that I can enjoy time and again, not only because the original cast is in it, but because of Macaulay Culkin's comedic ability (even as a kid) and Joe Pesci's and Daniel Stern's reactions to getting their butts kicked, booby trap style. Kevin is not forgotten (like he was last time) but hops the wrong plane after he puts fresh batteries in the family camera right before he gets to the gate at the airport (his family had all the bad luck with high winds knocking out the electric - and the alarm clock - twice). He mistakes a man with the same coat as his father and after Kevin reassures a flight attendant he's on the right plane, takes his seat ... in a plane heading in the exact opposite direction the rest of his family is going (naturally, no one realizes Kevin's missing until they're in Miami and he's in NY). Who could have thought a vacant New York brownstone could be so much fun? Sure, Pesci's and Stern's characters are more banged up this time but, hey, they started it. (The adventures in the Plaza Hotel are hilarious, as well.) Anyway, this is one sequel worth the time to watch. Just don't bother with the irrelevant, contrived, and unncessary third installment of the series.


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