Home Alone

Home Alone

Chris Columbus (1990)

98min
PG Certificate
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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.

Summary

A boy has to fend for himself when he is accidentally left behind after his family jets off to Paris for Christmas. The youngster initially enjoys his freedom, but is soon forced to resort to ingenious booby traps to defend the family home from two dim-witted burglars. Comedy, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara and John Candy.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Chris Columbus
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Guidance: Violence, swearing. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

Comedy Childrens

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