Trivia: In the IO Interactive video game "Hitman", there's a side bonus mission called "Holiday Hoarders" where your mission is to take out two thieves named Harry and Marv. In the intel, both men are from Chicago and after several break-ins that went wrong, the two flee to Paris. Harry is said to have a history of breaking into mansions with security equipment way beyond his capabilities to overcome.
Trivia: When Kevin is in Buzz's bedroom, he finds in the box a picture of Buzz's girlfriend. This is actually a picture of the art director's son dressed up to look like a girl, because the director, Chris Columbus, thought it would be too harsh to make fun of a girl like that.
Trivia: Kevin's line "You guys give up, or are you thirsty for more?" was improvised.
Trivia: There is a scene where Kevin is walking past a driveway just as Harry and Marv are driving down it, and they stop just in time to avoid hitting him. This was achieved by having Macaulay Culkin walk backwards, as the van was driven in reverse away from him; the film was then shown backwards. It's hard to tell - but if you look at the smoke from the exhaust, it's drifting toward the van rather than away from it. (00:42:15)
Trivia: The railroad tracks that Kevin crosses are in Winnetka, Ill. behind Hubbard Woods Metra Station. Right across the street is the drug store that Kevin steals the toothbrush from.
Trivia: Christopher Columbus keeps Kevin's sled in his office - it has been signed by all the cast.
Trivia: In the beginning of the movie, after the pizza fight scene, Kevin's dad unintentionally throws away Kevin's passport flight ticket to Florida that was hiding in napkins, after the milk from Kevin shoving Buzz into on the table spills over, causing his dad to wipe it up. Kevin wouldn't have got to come along anyhow.