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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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The Scariest House You Have Ever Seen!

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Trivia

Like Home Alone 3 (1997), there is no mention of Kevin or the McCallisters. This film has no connection with the first four films. See more »

Goofs

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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Soundtracks

O Tannenbaum
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Traditional tune, lyrics by Ernst Anschütz
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It's At Least Better Than the Previous Two
29 November 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (2012)

** (out of 4)

The fifth film in the series takes the approach of the third one and features no Kevin. Instead, Finn (Christian Martyn) moves to a new house with his family and believes that it must be haunted by the gangster who previously lived there. The little boy sets up traps to catch the ghost but soon realizes that it's three burglars (Malcolm McDowell, Debi Mazar, Eddie Steeples) who are actually trying to break in and steal a priceless painting. HOME ALONE: THE HOLIDAY HEIST doesn't come close to either one of the Culkin pictures but it's certainly miles better than the previous two installments. With that said, there's still a lot of problems with this movie but I suspect kids should really enjoy it since they're the ones this here is really aimed at. This is one of those movies that wasn't aimed for adults as everyone in the film acts pretty silly and this includes the thieves and the parents. The only mature ones are the kids, when it counts, as they have to protect the house. The gadgets here aren't all that memorable but there are a few funny moments for the thieves including a glass a glue and Mazar's butt slapping was actually done well. Martyn is certainly a step up from the previous two kids and for the most part I thought he was fine. I thought McDowell was pretty good in the role of the burglar as was Mazar and even Steeples for that matter. They certainly can't match Pesci and Stern but who could? While the film remains slightly entertaining, there's still no question that there wasn't a real reason for this to be made. It doesn't improve on anything from the first two films but I'm sure kids might enjoy it.


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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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