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 bumblingSee more details below

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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 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.

Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/02/2008
UPC:
0024543562528
Original Release:
1990
Rating:
PG
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
A
Time:
1:43:00

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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