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Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (2012)

Unrated | | Comedy, Crime, Family | TV Movie 25 November 2012
Finn Baxter sets up booby traps to catch the ghost of his new home's former occupant, only to discover he must protect the house and his sister from three bumbling art thieves.

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Peter Hewitt
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Martyn ... Finn Baxter
Eddie Steeples ... Mr. Hughes
Jodelle Ferland ... Alexis Baxter
Doug Murray ... Curtis Baxter
Ellie Harvie ... Catherine Baxter
Debi Mazar ... Jessica
Malcolm McDowell ... Sinclair
Edward Asner ... Mr. Carson
Adriana O'Neil ... Gabby Marano
Peter DaCunha ... Mason
Bill Turnbull ... Simon
Gordon Tanner Gordon Tanner ... Police Captain
Bryan Terrell Clark ... SWAT Commander (as Bryan Clark)
Chris Sigurdson Chris Sigurdson ... Clerk
Pamela Iveta Pamela Iveta ... Policewoman
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Finn Baxter and his family move from California to Maine to their new house. Finn is terrified, and believes the house is haunted. While he sets up traps to catch the "ghost", his parents get stranded across town, and Finn is home alone with his sister. Their house is targeted by three thieves. Written by vhavnal

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Comedy | Crime | Family

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Home Alone 5: Alone in the Dark See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Only film in the franchise, to feature an African-American villain. See more »

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At the end of the movie when the 2 children are throwing snow at each other, you can clearly see that the ground is covered in a white sheet and not snow. See more »

Quotes

Finn Baxter: [jumping on the couch, screaming] I am jumping on the jumper.
Alexis Baxter: [upstairs, painting her toe nails] I don't care!
Finn Baxter: [mixing sweets into a blender and drinking the finished drink, screaming] I'm eating junk food!
Alexis Baxter: [lying in her bed upstairs, screaming] I don't care!
Finn Baxter: [kicked a lamp with a soccer ball, screaming] I broke a lamp!
Alexis Baxter: [upstairs on her bed, looking at her laptop screen, with her feet up] I can't hear you. And I don't care.
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Follows Home Alone (1990) See more »

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Firestarter
Written by Michael Baiardi and Mandy Ventrice
Produced by Michael Baiardi
Performed by Neon Parade
Courtesy Of Soundfile Records
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lead kid not up to snuff
15 December 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

The Baxters move into their new Maine house for the mother's new job with her boss Mr. Carson (Edward Asner). They don't know the house once belonged to a bootlegger with a rumored valuable missing painting. Older daughter Alexis (Jodelle Ferland) don't like the move. Younger son Finn is always playing his video game. He discovers a walk-in safe in the basement and befriends neighbor Mason who warns him that his house is haunted. Sinclair (Malcolm McDowell), Jessica (Debi Mazar) and idiot safecracker Hughes (Eddie Steeples) are thieves looking to sneak in and steal all the valuables.

There are lots of great actors especially the bumbling villains. I'm actually surprised but I guess that even Malcolm McDowell needs to eat. The lead kid is not good enough and a little too old for an adorable role. It's not all his fault. There is no comparison to the fun of the original. By the time the iconic home-made traps appear, it becomes a sad copy rather than a fun homage. This movie is completely flat with no actual humor. The great actors can't do much other than collecting paychecks.


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