Home Alone

  • PG
  • Chris Columbus (1990)
  • US
  • 98 min
Home Alone
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

This modest Christmas comedy became a phenomenal money-making machine, one of the highest grossing pictures of all time. Writer/producer John Hughes and director Chris Columbus tuned in to two key elements: the joyfulness of Steven Spielberg's ET, with its children triumphing over adults, and the perennial chase of Tom and Jerry cartoons. Thus Macaulay Culkin, then ten years old and already in his fifth picture, plays the youngster left stranded by his parents who fly to Paris for the holiday. He pigs out on junk food, watches videos and then copes heroically with two burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern), crying "Yes!" when he zaps them. Surprisingly violent in a cartoon-like way, it's a celebration of enterprise that captured the heart and wickedness of every child on the planet.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister's wish to be free of his family is realised when they accidentally set off without him for a Christmas break in Paris. Suddenly finding himself home alone, Kevin's efforts to cope with the household chores are hindered by two inept criminals attempting a robbery.

Cast and crew

Cast

Kevin McCallister
Macaulay Culkin
Harry
Joe Pesci
Marv
Daniel Stern
Peter
John Heard
Marley
Roberts Blossom
Kate
Catherine O'Hara
Linnie
Angela Goethals
Buzz
Devin Ratray
Uncle Frank
Gerry Bamman
Megan
Hillary Wolf
Gus Polinski
John Candy
Officer Balzak
Larry Hankin
Jeff
Michael C Maronna
Heather
Kristin Minter
Sandra
Daiana Campeanu
Rod
Jedidiah Cohen
Fuller
Kieran Culkin

Crew

Director
Chris Columbus

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Twentieth Century Fox
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate PG
Distributor:
20th Century Fox
Categories
Comedy
Childrens

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