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Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House 

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Amidst his parents' impending divorce, Kevin McCallister must foil his old nemesis Marv and his wife Vera's plot to kidnap a Crown Prince despite opposition from his dad Peter, Peter's fiancee Natalie, and Natalie's butler Mr. Prescott.


Rod Daniel


John Hughes (characters), Debra Frank | 1 more credit »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
French Stewart ... Marv Merchants
Erick Avari ... Prescott
Barbara Babcock ... Molly
Jason Beghe ... Peter McCallister
Clare Carey ... Kate McCallister
Joanna Going ... Natalie
Missi Pyle ... Vera
Gideon Jacobs ... Buzz McCallister
Chelsea Russo Chelsea Russo ... Megan McCallister
Mike Weinberg ... Kevin McCallister (as Michael Weinberg)
Lisa King ... Queen
Sean Cameron Michael ... Cop (as Sean Michael)
Craig Geldenhuys Craig Geldenhuys ... Prince
Andre Roothman Andre Roothman ... King
Anton Smuts Anton Smuts ... Cab Driver


Kevin McCallister's parents have split up. Now living with his mom, he decides to spend Christmas with his dad at the mansion of his father's rich girlfriend, Natalie. Meanwhile robber Marv Merchants, one of the villains from the first two movies, partners up with a new criminal named Vera to hit Natalie's mansion. Written by Anonymous

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Macaulay Culkin reviewed this film on RedLetterMedia's YouTube show Best of the Worst: Plinketto #7 (2018). Sadly, it was not the Best of the Worst as it lost to Quigley (2003). See more »


The story take place during Christmas time, yet there are still plenty of leaves on all the trees and the sun. See more »


Kevin McCallister: [after knocking out Marv and Vera] Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.
Molly: [suddenly grabs Kevin from behind] Good night.
[Prescott knocks out Molly with a frying pan]
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, we see the Fox Television Studio logo, which is being struck by lightning See more »


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

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Just doesn't make the steal
3 November 2002 | by GoMJB12See all my reviews

Home Alone 4, a made for TV sequel to Home Alone 1 and 2 (part 3 had a different story line) just doesn't make the cut. The casting for Kevin and his brother and sister were terrible. The kids look younger and even in the film Kevin states he is 9 years old, where in the first two he was older, however he remembers one of the burgulars from before. Marv, played by French Stuart this time around, has a new partner, Vera, who isn't any brighter than Marv. They decided to cancel the Harry character, originally played by Joe Pesci, even though they do reference him a few times. Now, Kevin's parents are about to finalize their divorce. His father lives in a huge smart house mansion with his girlfriend Natalie and Kevin stays over for Christmas. But Marv and Vera show up with a new plan - kidnapping. Home Alone 4 makes a failed attempt of returning to the Kevin McCallister storyline, but they were better off using new characters.

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Release Date:

3 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

South Africa

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