Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Corrected entry: When Kevin first arrives in New York and does all of his sightseeing, there is a point where he is standing in front of Radio City Music Hall. He turns his back to it and takes a picture of whatever is across the street. He would really just be taking a picture of the side of a random building; there is nothing picture worthy across from Radio City.

Correction: Just because the building may not be of any significance doesn't mean there wasn't something picture worthy happening on the street in front of it, specially considering this scene takes place in the center of New York during the height of the Christmas Season when there's decorative displays, Santas collecting for charity, holiday performers and a dozen other events that an average tourist would certainly deem of interest.

Corrected entry: Why didn't Kevin just throw the camera down to Harry and Marv? He had all the pictures of them robbing the toy store, he couldn't lose anything, and the two thieves would then stop chasing him, as Harry said.

Correction: This is, at best, a question of character motivation. Perhaps Kevin thought that the two thieves (who he knows to be repeat criminals) were lying and would continue to chase him after he gave up the camera. Or maybe he thought that they were seeking revenge for what he did to them last time, so giving up the camera would not matter. Also, there was no way that Kevin was going to let them get away with the money, so even if they HAD kept their word, they would've been long gone by the time Kevin showed the photos to the police. One way or another, this cannot possibly be considered a movie mistake.


Corrected entry: When Kevin is running away from the hotel staff, he runs into his hotel room and he doesn't close the door, he just opens it and runs in the room. But when the staff reaches the room, the door is shut all the way, and they have to open it to get through.

Correction: Hotel doors are heavy, so they close on their own.

Corrected entry: Why didn't anyone spot the burglars in the fish truck? Someone must have in a crowded place like that.

Correction: Who says no one saw them? And if they did, why should they care? It's New York City; people have done crazier things there than hide in a fish truck.

Corrected entry: No one is seen lining up at the cash register at Duncan's Toy Chest. A place like that would have a whole bunch of people lining up after their conversation was finished.

Correction: Duncan's Toy Chest also has things like trampolines the kids can jump on. A lot of the parents probably spend most of their time getting the kids off the toys. A fancy place like that likely would also have more than one cash register, so there could be people at a different one.

Corrected entry: The newspaper at the beginning of the movie says that the "Sticky" Bandits are seen lurking around NY. But afterwords, when they are hiding in the fish truck, Harry says "Here we are, Marv, New York City." So they just arrived?

Correction: New York is more than just the city, it is a fairly big state. The Sticky Bandits may have been doing a few jobs (or just 'lurking around') in upstate New York, before going to New York City itself.


Corrected entry: Kevin takes his father's backpack to New York, but if its his father's bag, then why does it say "K. McCallister" on the back when his father's given name is Peter?

Correction: Kevin brought 2 bags to New York, his dad's bag was not a back pack.

Corrected entry: Harry and Marv could easily see that Kevin was taking their picture with an instant camera. But later Harry asks Kevin to give them the camera, even though the pictures he wants wouldn't be in it.

Correction: True. Very true. But remember how stupid these two characters are. They aren't exactly the cream of the crop.

Corrected entry: There's no way Kevin could have known (when recording as his father) what the hotel reservation lady was going to say, but he got the back and forth dialogue perfect as a recording.

Correction: In these two films, Kevin is portrayed as being a pretty smart and even genius kid. And the way these play out, it requires a lot of suspension of disbelief anyways. This isn't really a mistake so much as an exaggeration of showing how smart Kevin can be.

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Corrected entry: When the family arrives in Miami, they pass Kevin's bag until they reach an old man, dressed in shorts. In the initial airport scene, while Kevin is chasing his father, the same old man is there, dressed in a business suit.

Correction: People get changed on planes all the time.


Corrected entry: I know that the film is reduced to Harry and Marv's falling on Kevin's traps, but in reality, putting head with fire in flammable fuel would burn Harry to the bone - not just smear him.


Correction: Gasoline itself does not burn - only the fumes it gives off burn. Once the flames were submerged, they'd be immediately extinguished - resulting only in the minor burns you see in the film.


Corrected entry: When Kevin is in his hotel room in the Plaza and hears a knock on the door, which is Mr. Hector the concierge who says (with a German accent) "Housekeeping," he runs into the bathroom and turns the shower on full. The next time we see him he has set up the blow up doll and a pulley system in the bathtub/shower. He is 100% dry. How did he set up such a system under running water without getting wet?

Correction: Nothing specifies whether he sets up the system immediately after the 'room service' arrives, or if has been there before then. Considering it involved an inflatable 'Bozo the Clown', it seems as if he needed more than the time given to blow it up.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Tim Curry sneaks onto Kevin's hotel room, the time difference from where he knocks on the door until he arrives at the bathroom surely isn't enough time for Kevin to inflate the clown. And there is no point in inflating the clown beforehand, because how was he to know someone would sneak in? (00:35:55 - 00:37:15)

Correction: He knew he was under suspicion. It's not illogical for it to have been inflated already just in case.

Corrected entry: When Marv kicks open the front doors to Kevins' uncle's place, the doors slam into the walls and stay still. They don't bounce back.

Correction: When Marv kicks the front doors, observe the speed of the doors when they open. The doors open slower than expected to be, giving the doors less momentum to bounce off the walls and showing that the hinges of the doors are sticky (which is an acceptable possibility considering the condition of the house). Doors with well-oiled hinges will fly open faster than the doors shown in the movie, giving them enough momentum to bounce off the walls.

Corrected entry: When Marv goes to wash his hands after being covered in paint Kevin is supposed to turn the electricity on. If you look closely he actually turns the switch off.

Correction: He turns the switch "on". "ON" and "OFF" are clearly marked at either end of the switch.

Corrected entry: When the bellhops chase Kevin into the elevator, Kevin says, "I've committed credit card fraud." While he is saying his line, you can hear Tim Curry on the other side of the door beginning his line, "Get me security." Then, in the next shot, Tim Curry says the same line over again.

Correction: He says "Get me security" more than once. Twice whilst Kevin is inside the lift, and once when the camera goes onto Tim Curry. This isn't a mistake, he just keeps repeating this line as he is angry at Kevin getting away.

Corrected entry: When the hotel staff burst into Kevin's suite, he plays back the gangster movie soundtrack, and it's directed at the nasty bellhop. The gangster reads off a list of people that this bellhop has supposedly been smooching with. When the gangster says Cliff, the tape stops because the old security guard is named Cliff, and we see his reaction. But Kevin could not have known this, or even that Cliff was in the other room, or when to stop the tape.

Correction: Kevin doesn't stop the tape at "Cliff," he stops it at "I could go on forever, baby." There is a pause, but only in the dialogue of the guy on the tape. The fact that the bellhop was named Cliff is a funny (and intentional) coincidence.

Corrected entry: When Harry and Marv are climbing down the rope to catch Kevin, Marv asks Harry if he is wearing aftershave. Harry tells Marv that the rope is soaked in kerosene. Marv then says, "Now WHAT would anyone soak a rope in kerosene?" Instead of saying either: ...WHY would anyone soak a rope in kerosene? or ...WHAT would anyone soak a rope in kerosene for?

Correction: Marv does say "why," not "what"; the way he chuckles while uttering this word only makes it sound like he is saying, "what."

Corrected entry: Kevin's family is going on a trip to sunny Florida. Yet, Kevin's bag is packed with winter clothes.

Correction: We do not know this. Kevin's bag is never opened by his family (that we could see anyway), and the bag he had with him in New York was his father's. This proves the above plot hole to be correct, as well: any clothes he wore he had to have bought while in New York.


Corrected entry: When Tim Curry goes into Kevin's room, he goes into the bathroom where Kevin is controlling the clown blow up doll, but Kevin packed the clown into his suitcase, he only has his father's bag that dosn't contain the blow up doll.

Correction: We see Kevin pack the clown in his brown bag on the bed at the beginning of the movie, not his suitcase. He carries the brown bag with his father's bag inside it throughout the entire movie.

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 Christmas time this is still a mistake.

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Cedric the Bellman: You know, Herbert Hoover once stayed here on this floor.
Kevin McCallister: The vacuum guy?
Cedric the Bellman: No, the President.

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Trivia: When Kevin arrives at New York Airport, the woman at the counter who tells him which city he's in 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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Question: Why are they all so shocked that Kevin called Frank a cheapskate? He is. He also just practically admitted that he's not paying for this trip?


Answer: I think they are just more shocked with how brazen Kevin is with telling off his uncle.


Answer: Not only was it disrespectful toward his uncle, when a kid Kevin's age says something like that, it is often attributed to overhearing and repeating what adults said. The implication is that Frank would now know what his adult relatives thought of him. They are shocked partly because they are embarrassed and feel guilty.


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