Home Alone
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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: The infamous black and white movie was called "Angels with Filthy Souls." In "Home Alone 2," it was called "Angels with Filthier Souls" - it was a sequel, as was Home Alone 2.

William Bergquist

Trivia: Macaulay Culkin was only allowed to work for 5 hours a day and so his scenes had to be carefully planned around his schedule, for example he was often filmed alone while other actors' shots could be added to the scene later.

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)

Jeff Swanson

Trivia: Christopher Columbus keeps Kevin's sled in his office - it has been signed by all the cast.

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: The real life house in Winnetka, Illinois that was used for the McAllister's home is censored on Google Maps, likely at the request of the owners.

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Trivia: Chris Columbus' father-in-law makes a cameo as one of the Chicago cops who check the McCallisters' home to see if Kevin is there.

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Trivia: When Marv grabs Kevin, Kevin grabs his tarantula spider and puts it on Marv, who then screams. Daniel Stern had to mime his scream because the noise would have scared the spider, and the scream was dubbed in later.

Trivia: A small in stature adult man, who was 20 years older than Macaulay Culkin, was used as his stunt double.

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.

Bishop73

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Trivia: Macaulay Culkin reprised his role as Kevin McAllister in 2018, recreating key scenes in the film in an advert for Google Home.

Trivia: The reason for Harry's constant muttering and mumbling is because Joe Pesci was trying not to swear in a PG movie.

MrMovieBuff

Revealing mistake: As Kevin is flying off the front porch on the toboggan, you can see the small wheels mounted on the bottom of the sled to aid in its "jump". (00:25:30)

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Kevin McCallister: This is extremely important. Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back. No toys, nothing but Peter, Kate, Buzz, Megan, Linnie, and Jeff. And my aunt and my cousins. And if he has time, my Uncle Frank. Okay?

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Question: Maybe I missed it, but did the McAllisters even bother to call home? I don't remember them calling the house at all. Why wouldn't that be the first thing they do? Kevin seems to be pretty independent for his age. He might have not answered the door, but I'm sure he would have answered the phone.

Carl Missouri

Chosen answer: They did but the power and phone lines were down due to a tree branch that had fallen on them the night before the family left. A flight attendant on their plane mentions that attempts had been made to call the McAllisters' home but "the phones are still out of order".

Jeff Swanson

But how did he call the police at the end if the phone lines were down.

That was several days later. Clearly the phone lines were repaired over the course of the film.

The film takes place over 3 or 4 days.

Ssiscool Premium member

After the storm the lineman tells them the power has been restored but the phone lines are "a mess" and that it would take several days to get them fixed. They were out initially, and then in various stages of repair afterward.

It's ridiculous though that the phones are apparently working by the time they land (Kate's SIL calls everyone on their street). Yet none of them try the house again.

Answer: The phone lines were fixed by the end of the movie. Remember, this takes place over the course of several days.

Answer: That is also how Kevin was able to order his cheese pizza from Little Nero's.

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