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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alex Pruitt
... Petr Beaupre
... Alice Ribbons
... Burton Jernigan
... Earl Unger
... Karen Pruitt
... Jack Pruitt
... Mrs. Hess
Seth Smith ... Stan Pruitt
... Molly Pruitt
... Agent Stuckey
Baxter Harris ... Police Captain
... Chinese Mob Boss
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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Comedy | Crime | Family

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

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12 December 1997 (USA)  »

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Home Alone III  »

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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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Trivia

Originally, it was planned to film Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) and Home Alone 3 back-to-back. See more »

Goofs

The house was booby-trapped with loose boards that caused the crooks to fall many storeys, yet the police were able to easily get into the house without falling. See more »

Quotes

Peter Beaupre: [about Alex, in a sinister tone] What a brave little fellow!
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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

All I Wanted Was a Skateboard
Written by Jim Hoffman
Performed by Super Deluxe
Courtesy of Revolution
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Not as bad as you'd think, but not as good as some of the reviews either
24 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is a small step down from the first two, but it's still above average. It's definitely not Alex Linz' fault - he's nearly as good Culkin here and nearly makes this a 'good' film. The story is both more implausible AND more interesting than the previous entries.

The problem here is that the final 30 minutes is a little scatterbrained and we start to miss Pesci and Company, AND some of the higher production values of the first two films. Sad too, because Linz and the set-up for the film are as good or better, but overall don't believe the hype that its as good or better than the previous two. First of all, its not. Second of all, the fact that its even close, especially given the new cast, is part of the reason its quality has been deceivingly escalated.

Decent 59/100


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