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Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House (2002)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Family | TV Movie 3 November 2002
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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 »
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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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mansion | christmas | prince | trap | love | See All (58) »


Bigger house. Badder baddies. Bigger and better laughs. See more »


Comedy | Crime | Family


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Release Date:

3 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Originally, this film was going to be a sequel to Home Alone 3 (1997). But the idea was scrapped and rewritten as another film in the franchise that revolves around Kevin McCallister once more, even though he is played by a different actor. See more »


When Marv and Vera fly into a chandelier and they hang onto it, you can see the wire is visible. See more »


Marv Merchants: Look where Harry's plans kept landing me, huh? In jail.
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Referenced in RiffTrax Live: Plan 9 from Outer Space (2009) See more »

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Awful Trash. Great Garbage. Macaroni!
30 May 2004 | by allenk893See all my reviews

This just takes the cake. This movie is one of thee most awful movies that I've lived through for my 14 years of life. I cannot believe that they would try to create some sort of awakening for the new kids of this generation. My gawd how much this movie sucks! I just want to burn it up into ash but of course I'm not going to do that because it's a new movie and all. Whoever directed this movie Rod Daniels should be his last. You should get fired from Fox or ABC for making this piece of trash. How could you? and Debra Frank? how could you?! I mean why in the world would you make Kevin's parents split up? That totally ruins the whole McCallister story if there were going 2 be ones before this lousy movie came tumbling along. I hope you never write again . Raja Gosnell has more sense then you. He produced the first 2 movies then directed the 3rd one which was a Home Alone hit. And why make it a TV movie huh? was it so awful that you couldn't put yourself to the test and go big screen? Were you so afraid people would blame Debra and Rod 4 creating this ridiculous outcome huh? Chris Colubus wasn't afraid and he went big screen with HA1 + 2. RaJa Gosnell wasn't afraid and he went Big Screen with HA3. Why can't you? let me guess, you were so frightened that people would start throwing hot dogs at you everytime you walked down a street? I know I would. You really just destroyed the home alone trio with this macaroni you call Home Alone 4. and Rod Daniels? I don't appreciate how they put your little TV movie with all of the others and entitled it "The Home Alone Collection".It should have been the home alone triology but then here you come with a new package that just seems to drop down on us like if gold were falling except this gold was fake. In fact it never really was gold it was yellow. But anyways, thanks 4 making viewers TV-movie life even worst then it already is! You really proved us right!

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