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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

New this month Other mistake: When Kevin jumps off the hotel loading dock, Harry has his hands up. This displays the 'M' burnt into Harry's palm in the first movie. The 'M' should have been sideways because he grabbed the hot door knob at 90° in the first film. Same mistake is in the first film.

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Continuity mistake: When Kevin is running away from Harry and Marv he buys strings of pearl necklaces, and pulls them apart on an icy corner. When the bandits slip on them, there are more pearls there than Kevin dropped.

Continuity mistake: When Kevin first enters the hotel, he is told to get to the lobby he should go straight ahead and turn left. The next shot shows him turning right into the lobby.

Other mistake: In the scene where Kevin is making the hotel reservation on the phone, the lady does not even ask the dates of when he will be arriving and leaving the Plaza.

Factual error: No airport in NYC has the view of the New York City skyline that Kevin has when he realizes that his family is in Florida and he's in New York.

Revealing mistake: When the Wet Bandits are stealing the charity money from Duncan's Toy Chest, Kevin takes their picture twice, but only one of these pictures comes out of the camera.

Revealing mistake: When Tim Curry runs out of Kevin's hotel room after being scared by the inflatable clown doll he hits his knee on a table. When he hits the table and then hops away you can clearly see that he is wearing a knee-pad.

Continuity mistake: In the first film, it is mentioned several times that Kevin is 8 years old. However, in this film it is stated that he is 10. When his parents are in the Miami airport security office, they say that he was left alone last Christmas. That would make him 9. Both films take place the same days, from about three days before Christmas until Christmas morning, so even if Kevin is born around Christmastime this is still a mistake.

Continuity mistake: When Kevin is first watching the movie in the hotel room the room service guy already has two scoops of ice cream in the dish and is putting in a third. Then later in the scene the guy asks, "Two scoops, sir?" and only one scoop is in the dish and is just putting the second scoop in.

Continuity mistake: After Kevin pushes Buzz, causing all the singers to fall over, Kate and Peter who are sitting next to each other, both stand up. But in the next close-up shot, Kate is standing alone.

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Continuity mistake: When Kevin is shown in the taxi going over the bridge, he is wearing gloves. But in the closer shot he is not wearing gloves.

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Continuity mistake: At the pageant scene, when Kevin turns to attack Buzz, you see him make a fist; but when the camera shot changes to include the full choir and the audience, you see Kevin push Buzz with a open palm.

Audio problem: When Kevin plays the tape of his Uncle Frank singing in the shower, it starts with "We know a guy that can really do the cool jerk" twice. Yet, when he first tapes his Uncle, he doesn't start the recording until after that has been sung. The recording also sounds very clear. When he tapes him the door is closed, but the tape sounds the same throughout. Also, when his Uncle says he's gonna "slap him silly" Kevin shuts the door behind him and you can hear it shut. On the tape there is no sound of the door shutting.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Harry and Marv are at the skating rink, the front of Marv's hair is constantly changing from shot to shot. It's either poofy or pulled back due to the earmuffs he's wearing.

Continuity mistake: When Kevin throws a rock through the front window of Duncan's Toy Chest, the alarm sounds and Harry and Marv run out of the store. In the next shot, the alarm that could be heard has mysteriously stopped.

Continuity mistake: When Kevin bumps into the lady at the airport you see the guy who Kevin thinks is his dad run through the door and out of sight. In the next shot, you see him walking through the door.

Continuity mistake: When Mrs. McCallister receives the phone call about the police finding Kevin, as soon as she answers the phone, notice the white shirt behind her on the bed. When she tells the family they found him, the camera goes back to her and the shirt is in a totally different position.

Continuity mistake: When Kevin is throwing bricks from the top of the apartment building, note the position of the gym bag beside Marv - it is in the wrong place, positioned differently, during one of the cutaway shots between Marv and Kevin.

Continuity mistake: When the McAllister family arrive at the Florida flight and give in their boarding passes, you can see Brooke standing in front of the gap between the man and lady taking the tickets, and then leaving. In the next shot she is standing in the same place again and leaving a second time.

Continuity mistake: On the morning the family leaves for Florida, there is a wide-shot of the house. In the next shot, one of the airport vans hits the statue out the front of the house, this statue was not there in the previous shot.

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Trivia

When Kevin arrives at the New York Airport and he asks the woman at the counter which city he's in. That woman is Ally Sheedy. This film was written, and produced by John Hughes, who also directed her in the 1985 film, "The Breakfast Club."

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