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Home Alone 3 (1997)

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Alex Pruitt, an 8-year-old boy living in Chicago, must fend off international spies who seek a top-secret computer chip in his toy car.

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Raja Gosnell

Writer:

John Hughes
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex D. Linz ... Alex Pruitt
Olek Krupa ... Petr Beaupre
Rya Kihlstedt ... Alice Ribbons
Lenny von Dohlen ... Burton Jernigan
David Thornton ... Earl Unger
Haviland Morris ... Karen Pruitt
Kevin Kilner ... Jack Pruitt
Marian Seldes ... Mrs. Hess
Seth Smith Seth Smith ... Stan Pruitt
Scarlett Johansson ... Molly Pruitt
Christopher Curry ... Agent Stuckey
Baxter Harris Baxter Harris ... Police Captain
James Saito ... Chinese Mob Boss
Kevin Gudahl Kevin Gudahl ... Techie
Richard Hamilton ... Cab Driver
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Storyline

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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It's bad news for bad guys... Again. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for slapstick violence, language and mild sensuality | See all certifications »

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Scarlett Johansson's first major role. See more »

Goofs

When Beaupre corners Alex, he speaks in Polish: "Rozgniote cie jak karalucha, gdzie jest dysk?!" which means: "I'll crush you like a cockroach, where's the disk?!". This is both a slip up by the Polish actor Olek Krupa speaking in Polish instead of English as well as a factual error: the crooks were after a chip, as opposed to a disk. See more »

Quotes

Burton Jernigan: [Jernigan has been hit in the groin by Alice with a crowbar when she tried to get Alex's pet rat, Doris] You... smacked my winkie.
Alice: Well, if you changed your shorts once in a while, maybe you wouldn't have rats in your pants!
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Referenced in Shameful Sequels: Home Alone 4 (2009) See more »

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Almost Grown
Written and Performed by Chuck Berry
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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better than expected
18 March 2002 | by Special-K88See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Polish

Release Date:

12 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Home Alone III See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,085,482, 14 December 1997

Gross USA:

$30,882,515

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$79,082,515
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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