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Home Alone 3 (1997)

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Alex Pruitt, a young boy of nine living in Chicago, fends off thieves who seek a top-secret chip in his toy car to support a North Korean terrorist organization's next deed.

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Raja Gosnell

Writer:

John Hughes
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Cast

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 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,882,515

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,200,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Olek Krupa, David Thornton and Lenny Von Dohlen who are the villains on here also have all appeared as villains on Miami Vice. See more »

Goofs

After Earl Unger slid down the stairs, he leans on a table and he finds a mouse trap on his hand. Before that happens, there is a shot of the entire table, but there is no set mouse trap. See more »

Quotes

Burton Jernigan: Unger. What's your position?
Earl Unger: Heading down Washington Street.
Burton Jernigan: I didn't copy. Where?
Earl Unger: I said, I'm heading to Wuh-ah-ah-ah...
[Jernigan runs over Unger while driving]
Earl Unger: Stop, you nitwit!
[the car stops and Unger screams, then collapses into the snow]
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Crazy Credits

In the on screen post credits, the word "Parrot" is misspelled when crediting Darren T. Knaus as "Voice of Parrott". See more »

Connections

Follows Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad Bad Leroy Brown
Written by Jim Croce
Performed by Shelley Smith
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Tricks & boobie traps more advanced/high tech than 1+2!
8 October 2004 | by mdm-11See all my reviews

This is NOT part 3 of "Kevin's Adventures", but rather a brand new "home Alone" situation. The setting is still suburban Chicago during the Christmas season, the family is still "upper middle class", and even the theme music is very similar to the predecessors. This time, however, the "kid" is NOT abandoned by his entire family who took off for their Christmas Vacation. This time our pint sized hero is left unattended only for hours at a time, while he is at home and sick with the measles. A gang of foreign spys is after a top secret multi-million dollar computer chip stolen from the US Air Force. Of course, they hide it in a battery-operated toy that ends up with "the kid".

Although the "boobie trap" routine could be viewed as just another rip-off from the first two films, the "gags" seem a bit more sophisticated and less forced in "3". The mere fact that our hero is not dealing with "wet bandit idiots" this time around makes the whole show less of a "kiddie circus". The third running is also leaving out the mushy side plots which would've gotten tiresome by now. All in all this is a fun show for the whole family. I showed this film to my 4th grade class and they gave it 20 thumbs up. Not for the "grown-up" comedy critic, but definitely a winner with kids.


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