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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.


Raja Gosnell


John Hughes
3,253 ( 51)
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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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


There's a new kid on the block. See more »


Action | Comedy | Crime | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The scene where Alice hits Jerrigan with a field hockey stick is similar to Home Alone (1990), where Marv hits Harry with a crowbar. They both say "Don't move" to their partner. Alice intended to hit a rat while Marv intended to hit a tarantula. See more »


The laundry basket knocked over by Peter Beaupre falls off a counter and lands upside-down on top of laundry. The basket comes to a complete stop. In the next scene, the laundry basket is no longer upside-down nor is it positioned upon the clothing. See more »


Stan: Hey, Alex, could you pass me the false alarms? I mean, the peas.
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References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »


Home Again
Written by Danny Elfman
Performed by Oingo Boingo
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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User Reviews

Unpopular Opinion: THIS MOVIE IS GOOD!
9 November 2018 | by usedforpaymentsSee all my reviews


Home Alone 3 would be a really great film if they ( the writer/director/producer) didn't name it "Home Alone 3". I saw the 4.4 rating and immediately understood why. Home 1 & 2 were classic Christmas films. Why wait 5 years to complete the potential trilogy? I understand that this film is nothing like the original and that's what people are expecting. If this was a stand alone film, it probably would've been better received. Either way, I think its a great film. The plot, the actors, the acting, the comedy, the scenes, all were good.

(P.S. Home Alone 4 was trash and they were asking for trouble!)

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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 »


Box Office


$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,085,482, 14 December 1997

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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