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PG| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O'Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.

Cast: Macaulay Culkin , Joe Pesci , Daniel Stern , Catherine O'Hara , John Heard , Roberts Blossom , John Candy , Angela Goethals

Director: Chris Columbus

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Home Alone (1990)

Release Date: November 16th, 1990|1 hr. 42 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • All plausibility is gone, we sit back, detached, to watch stunt men and special effects guys take over a movie that promised to be the kind of story audiences could identify with. show more

  • The first half of Home Alone features the sugar-coated sentimentality that can usually be found in a Hughes film, while the second half is full of unanticipated sadism. show more

  • 60

    So it may not be Citizen Kane, but it is a hilarious comedy (although not a very believable one — there can be no eight-year-olds this ingenious) that kids will love and adults won’t mind sitting through either. show more

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  • December 23, 2011 ljm691
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    The funniest movie that should be seen by any one with children it really is hilarious.

  • June 19, 2011 Dry Master
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    Humor could never be better,Daniel Stern did a great Marv.Acting,directing and cast is breathtaking!

  • February 23, 2011 Yoshinaruto
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    One of the best kids comedy movies I have ever seen.

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