It is Christmas time and the McCallister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But the youngest in the family named Kevin got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the family was in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents’ bed, and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers about two burglars, Harry and Marv, about to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice.
Plot Keywords: santa-claus-character / residence / duo / guilty / ineptitude
Taglines: Holy cow!
Certificate: Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G (Canadian Home Video) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:S | Germany:12 | Greece:K-10 | Iceland:L | Ireland:PG | Japan:G | Netherlands:AL | Netherlands:6 | New Zealand:PG | Norway:10 | Peru:Apt | Portugal:M/6 (Qualidade) | Russia:12+ | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | Spain:T | Sweden:11 | Turkey:G | United Kingdom:PG | United States:PG (certificate No. 30598)
Cast: Macaulay Culkin , Joe Pesci , Daniel Stern , John Heard , Roberts Blossom , Catherine O’Hara , Angela Goethals , Devin Ratray , Gerry Bamman , Hillary Wolf , John Candy , Larry Hankin , Michael C. Maronna , Kristin Minter , Diana Rein , Jedidiah Cohen , Kieran Culkin , Senta Moses Mikan , Anna Slotky , Terrie Snell , Jeffrey Wiseman , Virginia Smith , Matt Doherty , Ralph Foody , Michael Guido , Ray Toler , Billie Bird , Bill Erwin , Gerry Becker , Victor Cole , Porscha Radcliffe , Brittany Radcliffe , Clarke Devereux , Dan Charles Zukoski , Lynn Mansbach , Peter Siragusa , Alan Wilder , Hope Davis , Dianne B. Shaw , Tracy J. Connor , James Ryan , Ken Hudson Campbell , Sandra Macat , Mark Beltzman , Ann Whitney , Richard J. Firfer , Jim Ortlieb , Kate Johnson , Michael Hansen , Peter Pantaleo , Jean-Claude Sciore , Monica Devereux , Edward Bruzan , Frank Cernugel , Eddie Korosa , John Hardy , Robert Okrzesik , Leo Perion , Vince Waidzulis , Lionel Barrymore , Irene Columbus , Quinn Culkin , Raja Gosnell , James Huffman , Larry Nazimek , Paula Newsome , Paul Ruffino , Yuri Rutman , Luciano Saber , Jacob Steven , Linda Wylie
Company: Hughes Entertainment
Country: United States
Released Date: 16 Nov 1990 (Canada)
Film Location: 671 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, Illinois, USA
Runtime: 103 min
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
MisterWhiplash » This type of family comedy truthfully works better if you are grown up with the stooges. Because this film has a climactic scene with more slapstick than most can take. I can though. But if you think this is strictly a kids film, parents will like it too I bet. The plot follows a kid (Macaulay Kulkin) who gets left behind in a Chicago suburb while his family leaves for Paris. And though the house is all his, 2 burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern who give the best on-screen duo of 1990) want the house. But not without the climax. While most of the film is unbelievable (both good and bad), most of the film should keep families in good spirits, unless parents don't enjoy seeing Pesci getting his head on fire and Stern screaming like a girl. Funny, even if it's not John Hughes' (writer/producer here) best. B+
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