Home Alone

Home Alone

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Director: Chris Columbus

Cast: Chris Columbus, Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern


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Home Alone is the highly successful and beloved family comedy about a young boy named Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) who is accidentally left behind when his family takes off for a vacation in France over the holiday season. Once he realizes they've left him "home alone," he learns to fend for himself and, eventually has to protect his house against two bumbling…  See more details below


Home Alone is the highly successful and beloved family comedy about a young boy named Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) who is accidentally left behind when his family takes off for a vacation in France over the holiday season. Once he realizes they've left him "home alone," he learns to fend for himself and, eventually has to protect his house against two bumbling burglars (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) who are planning to rob every house in Kevin's suburban Chicago neighborhood. Though the film's slapstick ending may be somewhat violent, Culkin's charming presence helped the film become one of the most successful ever at the time of its release.

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All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
After shifting from his 1980s teen cycle to general family dysfunction in Uncle Buck (1989), writer/producer John Hughes unexpectedly hit the blockbuster jackpot with the family comedy Home Alone (1990). Placing precocious Uncle Buck supporting player Macaulay Culkin center stage, the Chris Columbus-directed portrayal of a clever eight-year-old accidentally left behind by his vacationing family swiftly moves from the expected forays into ice cream gorging and late-night TV to an extended, Rube Goldbergian defense of his well-appointed suburban home from a couple of dim-witted burglars. With Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern executing some overly painful slapstick as the thwarted criminals, a number of critics objected to scenes of "cartoonish" violence that were a bit too intense, but Culkin's easy, wide-eyed charm won over audiences. The unheralded, inexpensive Christmas-season release went on to become a sleeper hit and one of the highest-grossing comedies of all time, turning Culkin into the top child star of the early '90s. Culkin also starred in the highly popular sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), but by the time the franchise got around to Home Alone 3 (1997), the thrill -- and Culkin -- was gone.

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Special Features

Feature audio commentary by director Chris Columbus and star Macaulay Culkin; 1990 press featurette; The making of Home Alone; Mac Cam: Behind the Scenes with Macaulay Culkin; How to burglar-proof your home: the stunts of Home Alone; Home Alone around the world; Where's the buzz now?; Angels with filthy souls; Deleted scenes/alternate takes; Blooper reel

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Macaulay Culkin Kevin McCallister
Joe Pesci Harry
Daniel Stern Marv
Catherine O'Hara Kate McCallister
John Heard Peter McCallister
Roberts Blossom Marley
John Candy Gus Polinski
Kenneth Hudson Campbell Santa Claus
Frank R. Cernugel Polka Band Member
Jedediah Cohen Rod
Clarke P.Devereux Officer Devereux
Janet Hirshenson Actor
Jane Jenkins Actor
Kathleen Johnson Police Operator
Eddie Korosa Polka Band Member
Peter Pantaleo Airport Driver
Jean-Claude Sciore French Gate Agent
Angela Goethals Linnie McCallister
Devin Ratray Buzz McCallister
Gerry Bamman Uncle Frank
Hillary Wolf Megan McCallister
Larry Hankin Officer Balzak
Michael C. Maronna Jeff McCallister
Kristen Minter Heather
Daiana Campeanu Sandra
Kieran Culkin Fuller
Senta Moses Tracy
Anna Slotky Brook
Terrie Snell Aunt Leslie
Jeffrey Wiseman Mitch Murphy
Virginia Smith Georgette
Matt Doherty Steffan
Ralph Foody Johnny, 1st Gangster
Michael Guido Snakes, 2nd Gangster
Ray Toler Uncle Rod
Billie Bird Woman at Airport
Bill Erwin Man at Airport
Gerry Becker Officer #1
Victor Cole Officer
Porscha Radcliffe Cousin
Dan Charles Zulcoski Pizza Boy
Lynn Mansbach French Woman
Peter Siragusa Lineman
Alan Wilder Scranton Ticket Agent
Hope Davis French Ticket Agent
Dianne B. Shaw Airline Counter Person
Tracy Connor Check Out Girl
Jim Ryan Stock Boy
Sandra Macat Santa's Elf
Mark Beltzman Stosh
Ann Whitney Drugstore Clerk
Richard J. Firfer Store Manager
Jim Ortlieb Herb, Drugstore Clerk
Michael Hansen Airport Driver
Monica Devereux Flight Attendant
Edward Bruzan Polka Band Member
John Hardy Polka Band Member
Robert Okrzesik Polka Band Member
Leo Perion Polka Band Member
Vince Waidzulis Polka Band Member

Technical Credits
Chris Columbus Director
James Alexander Sound/Sound Designer
Karen Fletcher-Trujillo Set Decoration/Design
William Fosser Set Decoration/Design
Raja Gosnell Editor
Tarquin Gotch Executive Producer
Fred Hice Stunts
Jay Hurley Costumes/Costume Designer
John Hughes Producer,Screenwriter
Mark Levinson Executive Producer
Julio Macat Cinematographer
Angela Morley Musical Arrangement
John Muto Production Designer
Kenny Myers Makeup
Kimberly Phillips Makeup
Bill Purcell Special Effects
Mark A. Radcliffe Associate Producer
Scott Rosenfelt Executive Producer
Dan Webster Art Director
John Williams [composer] Score Composer

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Home Alone 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw "Home Alone" when it first came out in 1990,and just watched it again on this new DVD.It hasn't dated one bit.The movie is as fresh,funny,and appealing as ever.Seeing it again made me remember that it's also very touching as well,especially in the church scene with Kevin and Mr.Marley.The cast is wonderful.Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern are a hoot.Catherine O'Hara and John Heard are delightful.And it's easy to see why the film made Macaulay Culkin a star-what a talented cutie he was!John Hughes' script is hilarious and sometimes quite moving.Chris Columbus's direction is perfect,and he shows a particular talent for getting the best from his actors.The movie looks and sounds better than ever(Fox did a brilliant job with the transfer).John Williams wraps it all up in one of his loveliest and most memorable scores.The main theme,"Somewhere In My Memory",is one of his most beautiful melodies."Home Alone"is a holiday comedy classic.Sit back and enjoy!
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this movie rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Home Alone tells the the story of a 8 year old who gets left behind when his family goes on vacation. Little Kevin is left behind when his family is in a rush to make a trip to Paris. The night before the trip, his family orders 10 pizzas that costs $122.50. At first, Kevin is happy abot this. But after a while, he misses his family.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When the McCalister family rushes out the door in a big hurry to catch a plane to Parris, it seems that Kevin was forgotten. Now he has the place to himself, but danger is just around the corner. A really funny movie, and definately one to own!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is simply great experience to see such a movie expecially for the children. I like it I like it I think there is no person who don't like. It's great, it's brilliant, magnificent. i can't explain it in a word.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This will be a classic for years to come! I believe it will be classified with classics such as The Sound of Music and Mary Poppin's. Every year on the 24th of December, my brother and I order a plain cheese pizza and watch Home Alone!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
the actors is what makes this movie a great movie especially the bad guys in the movie played by daniel stern and joe pescie. what also makes this a great movie is the fact that the whole family can watch it and have fun while laughing non-stop at the hilarious pranks that mcaughlyculcin pulls on are bad guys in short i think who ever watches this movie will want to watch it again and again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Home Alone to me is a classic. I have seen this film multiple times and it still made laugh each time I saw it. Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern are hilarious and Macauley is adorable in the movie. This is a great movie for all ages. It's the best comedy I've seen that's made laugh over and over again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie has to be the best movie of all time, I think I'm going to die! It has all the best kinky pranks (I tried them on my mom after seeing this movie) and it was funny. I think that this carrot deserves an extraspecial gordonzille trofey!!! YAY. boom.=your mom kinky
Guest More than 1 year ago
All i can say is that this is one of my all time favorite movies!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the kind of movie that everyone loves. The kids love to watch it with their parents when they're young, although they won't admit it during their tennage years. However, when they return from college, you know it is a good movie when they sit down again with the parents and watch it again, every Christmas.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie made me laugh harder then any other movie all time! Still funny after 12 years!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Home Alone is about the funniest movie I have ever seen! It made me laugh so hard and long I almost couldn't stop laughing. I recomend this movie along with Home Alone 2 to any one who likes to laugh at movies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best movies out there! Classical! So go ahead, WATCH IT! ~ HOME ALONe
marty47 More than 1 year ago
Both our boys have loved this movie (and are 11 years apart); we've gotten lots of milage out of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely one of the very best movies ever made. This is one movie I could watch over and over and now I can with this DVD.
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