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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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In the first two movies, Kevin was one of five siblings. He had two sisters and two brothers: Buzz, Jeff, Megan, and Linnie. See more »


When Kevin is fiddling with the Christmas presents, the position of the gifts change between shots. See more »


[driving a minivan and speeding]
Buzz McCallister: Mom... do you think you can slow down a little bit... Kevin's probably fine
Kate McCallister: You just keep an eye out for cops... OK
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Rated 3.1/10 - Disappointing
9 November 2002 | by ggriecoSee all my reviews

In general, I found this movie to be very disappointing compared to John Hughes' brilliance in creating the first three. A Home Alone movie is expected to have an intriguing ending sequence, resolving in the "bad-guys" getting caught. Using the McAllister name for the characters was a total rip-off. If you are going to use the Home Alone name, fine. Disgrace the fourth. But don't alter the original two movies by adding on to the story line of the McAllisters. Who gave the two new characters that wrote this disgrace the right to have the McAllisters split up?

The plot had several holes in it - and things that were hard to believe. For instance, "How can one single fosset, in two minutes, spout enough water to cause a major, foot-deep flood in the gigantic house? There were a few good ideas - but they were raw, and needed worked through. Like the smart house was a moderately good idea, but it needed worked through, there wasn't enough details and it was disassociated and unconnected from the plot. Another hole - Why would a royal family leave their country to visit some non-relative in America for Christmas - a major holiday.

Sidenote: Whichever FOX executive approved this deal is off their rocker and a disgrace to the film industry as a whole.

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3 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

South Africa

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