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

Genres:

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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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first film of the franchise, which was not directed by Chris Columbus, nor featured music by John Williams. See more »

Goofs

Alex's pet rat is named Doris, this suggests it to be a female. However what is obvious from a number of shots in the film, the rat used is a male. 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

Followed by Home Alone 4 (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The House
From Home Alone (1990)
Composed by John Williams
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12 January 1999 | by presenceSee all my reviews

I've heard many damaging reviews about this movie saying that it was too similar to the first and everything was just wrong about it. Well, I totally disagree saying that this movie was very creative with the new traps used for the bad guys. Alex Linz did a great job in this film and in my opinion lived up to the performance of Macaulay Culkin. Despite the somewhat simple and unoriginal plot, I was thoroughly entertained by the sheer comedy of this movie and the cool gadgets that Alex got to use. I thought the remote control car scene was brilliant. 8/10


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