Home Alone

Synopsis: It is Christmas time and the McCallister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But the youngest in the family named Kevin got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the family was in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents' bed, and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers about two burglars, Harry and Marv, about to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice.
Genre: Comedy, Family
Director(s): Chris Columbus
Production: Twentieth Century Fox
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

They never found the bodies.

Everyone around here knows he did it.

It'll just be a matter of time...

...before he does it again.

What's he doing?

He walks up and down the streets

every night...

...salting the sidewalks.

Maybe he's just trying to be nice.

No way.

See that garbage can full of salt?

That's where he keeps his victims.

The salt turns the bodies

into mummies.


Look out!

How you kids doing?


Lot of action around here today, huh?

Going on vacation?

Where you going?

You hear me, or what?

Going on a trip?

Where you going, kid?

Okay, that's $122.50.

Not from me, kid. I don't live here.

You just around for the holidays?

You could say that.

- Pizza's here!

- There you go.

That's $122.50.

It's my brother's house.

He'll get it.

Hey, listen...

- Are you Mr. McCallister?

- Yeah.

The Mr. McCallister who lives here?

Good, because somebody owes me $122.50.

I'd like a word with you.

Am I under arrest or something?

There's always a lot of burglaries

around the holidays.

We're checking the neighborhood to see

if the proper precautions are taken.

We have automatic timers for our

lights, locks for our doors.

That's about as well

as anybody can do.

- Did you get some eggnog?

- Come on.

- Let's eat.

- Come on.

- Eggnog?

- Pizza!

- Are you gonna be leaving...?

- Pizza!

Grab a napkin

and pour your own drinks.

- Does Santa go through customs?

- What time do we have to go to bed?

Early. We're leaving at 8 a.m.

On the button.

I hope you're all drinking milk.

I want to get rid of it.

- Pizza boy needs $122.50, plus tip.

- For pizza?

Ten pizzas times 12 bucks.

- You've got money.

- Traveler's checks.

Forget it, Frank. We have cash.

You probably got the checks

that don't work in France.

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John Hughes

John Wilden Hughes, Jr. (February 18, 1950 – August 6, 2009) was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He directed and/or scripted some of the most successful comedy films of the 1980s and early 1990s, including the comedy National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), the coming-of-age comedy Sixteen Candles (1984), the teen sci-fi comedy Weird Science (1985), the coming-of-age comedy-drama The Breakfast Club (1985), the coming-of-age comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), the romantic comedy-drama Pretty in Pink (1986), the romance Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), the comedies Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) and Uncle Buck (1989), the Christmas family comedy Home Alone (1990) and its sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). more…

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