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Home Alone

  • Comedy
  • Children's
  • 1990
  • Chris Columbus
  • 98 mins
  • PG

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.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

This Christmas movie became a phenomenal money-making machine, and is still one of the best-loved of its genre. Director Chris Columbus, working with writer/producer John Hughes, tuned in to two key elements: the joyfulness of children triumphing over adults, and the perennial chase of Tom and Jerry cartoons. Macaulay Culkin, then ten years old and already in his fifth picture, plays the youngster left stranded by his parents when they fly to Paris for the holiday. He's content to spend his time pigging-out on junk food and watching videos, until he's forced to defend the family home from two inept burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern). It's surprisingly violent in a cartoon-like way, and this celebration of enterprise captured the heart and wickedness of every child on the planet.

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Credits

Cast

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Kevin McCallisterMacaulay Culkin
HarryJoe Pesci
MarvDaniel Stern
PeterJohn Heard
MarleyRoberts Blossom
KateCatherine O'Hara
LinnieAngela Goethals
BuzzDevin Ratray
Uncle FrankGerry Bamman
MeganHillary Wolf
Gus PolinskiJohn Candy
Officer BalzakLarry Hankin
JeffMichael C Maronna
HeatherKristin Minter
SandraDaiana Campeanu
RodJedidiah Cohen
FullerKieran Culkin

Crew

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DirectorChris Columbus

Details

Theatrical distributor
Twentieth Century Fox
Released on
2018-12-05
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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