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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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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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He's up past his bedtime in the city that never sleeps. See more »


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

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Official Sites:

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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 original, the Mcallisters mistakenly count a neighbor kid, whom they think is Kevin. In this film, Kevin follows a man, whom he thinks is his father Peter, to the wrong plane. See more »

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I knew it was you, I could SMELL ya getting' off the elevata

Too many sequels suffer from Deja Vu. And hardly any of those carbon copies improve upon the original. Home Alone 2 is a carbon copy, but it's also much better and more complex a movie than the first. In another mad rush to the airport the McCallisters make a point of remembering Kevin this time. But he gets lost in a crowd at the airport and follows a man who looks like his dad onto the wrong plane. Thirteen of the McCallisters are going to Miami for Xmas (do they never stay at home?) but Kevin is headed for the Big Apple. And he's going to have that once-in-a-lifetime vacation he's been wishing for.

There's much more for Kevin to see and do in New York. He scams his way into the Plaza hotel where a suspicious Concierge (Tim Curry) gives him mighty evil looks at every encounter. He goes to Duncan's Toy Chest, the biggest toy store in town and takes many scenic photographs. Though it is a little worrying now seeing Kevin on the roof of the World Trade Centre.

But the Wet Bandits have escaped, and they have just arrived in New York with loftier ambitions and bigger heists to pull off. They even brush by Kevin a few times not knowing he's there. Typically though, once they get a hold of him the give away far too much info. Once Kevin escapes he takes matters into his own hands once more. His Aunt Georgette from the first movie is still in Paris so he uses her half-renovated home as a huge mousetrap for the bungling burglars.

The booby traps this time are much more painful and nasty, so it's all the more amusing for us. Who can possibly fail to laugh at Marv getting the shock of his life when he tries to turn on the taps? If the movie were to be released now I doubt if it would be let away with a PG rating. Still, it's nothing for any parents to worry about. Unless you fear your child is going to set your head on fire with a blowtorch.

Home Alone 2 has a more satisfying climax than the first. The film doesn't simply end once Harry and Marv are back in the slammer as there is more plot to it than that. Brenda Fricker has a (rather questionable) role as 'The Pigeon Lady' a woman who lives in Central Park and talks to no one-until Kevin reaches out. Plus Eddie Bracken shows up as Mr. Duncan and gives Kevin the best Xmas morning ever as a token of his appreciation.

With a bigger story (okay some of it re-used) and more characters and a better playground for Kevin, Home Alone 2 manages to be a superior sequel. While not excessively so. There's loads of fun to be had in Kevin's antics, and Tim Curry is downright brilliant as the mischievous Concierge.

It's a great movie on it's own but sadly it will always be called a copycat. Watch it now from a fresh perspective and you might like it more.


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