The first four films from the ‘Home Alone’ series. In ‘Home Alone’ (1990) ten-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is banished to his room while his family prepare for a Christmas trip to Europe. He wakes up to find they have inadvertently left without him. Kevin must cope not only with life on his own but also with the threat of two persistent, albeit incompetent, burglars. Meanwhile, his parents try to find a way to get back home to their forgotten son. ‘Home Alone 2’ (1992) sees Kevin get separated from his family at Christmas time again. This time, they’re in Florida and he’s in New York, and the two bumbling gangsters from the first film (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) are out of jail and on Kevin’s trail. In ‘Home Alone 3’ (1997) a band of hi-tech thieves have stolen a top-secret computer chip, and placed it inside a toy car. However, through a series of mishaps the car finds its way to Alex Pruitt (Alex D. Linz), who is alone at home with the chicken pox. The thieves track Alex down, but their attempts to retrieve the chip are all thwarted by the young whiz-kid. Finally, ‘Home Alone 4’ (2002) sees the return of Kevin McAllister (this time played by Mike Weinberg) who once again finds himself left alone in an empty house; this time it is a hi-tech safe-house, owned by the girlfriend of his recently divorced father. The house is being used by a royal heir and Kevin (in his usual style) manages to see off potential kidnappers whilst also making sure his parents get back together.
When Kevin’s family left for vacation, they forgot one minor detail: Kevin! Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) has become the man of the house, overnight. Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. But he’s not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in, and Kevin’s rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them! Written and produced by John Hughes, this madcap slapstick adventure features an all-star supporting cast including Catherine O’Hara and John Heard as Kevin’s parents, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern as the burglars, and John Candy as the “Polka King of the Midwest”.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is back. But this time he’s in New York City–with enough cash and credit cards to turn the Big Apple into his own playground. But Kevin won’t be alone for long. The notorious Wet Bandits, Harry and Marv (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern), still smarting from their last encounter with Kevin, are bound for New York too, plotting a huge holiday heist.
Home Alone 3
A band of international crooks has hidden a military computer chip inside a toy car, but an airport mix-up lands it in the hands of whiz-kid Alex Pruitt (Alex D. Linz) who’s home alone with the chicken pox in a quiet Chicago suburb. When the criminals zero in on Alex’s house with their high-tech gadgetry, madness and mayhem kick into high gear as the pint-sized hero defends himself against the bumbling bad guys–armed with an outrageous array of ambushes and booby traps.
Home Alone 4
It’s tough being nine. Tougher still is spending Christmas with dad (Jason Beghe) at his new girlfriend Natalie’s (Joanna Going) mansion even though it’s loaded with all the techno-gadgets any kid could hope for! But this Christmas, Kevin (Michael Weinberg) is really in hot water again, and so are Marv (French Stewart) and his sidekick (Missi Pyle), who are trying to rob Natalie’s house. With funnier and more high-tech, crime-stopping wizardry at his disposal than ever, Kevin just might finally put these crooks on ice forever–and keep his parents together while he’s at it–in this uplifting, hilarious comedy the whole family is sure to love.