History Film / HomeAlone

20th Jul '16 2:00:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Harry and Marv spend most of the film GenreBlind, but after going through the whole house, realize that Kevin is luring them into another trap.
-->'''Kevin:''' Hey, I'm calling the cops!\\
''[Kevin runs to the Murphys' house. Marv tries to chase him but Harry stops him.]''\\
'''Harry:''' Waitwaitwaitwaitwait! He wants us to follow him. I got a better idea, come on.\\\
'''Harry:''' Hiya, pal. We outsmarted ya, this time. Get over here!
27th Jun '16 12:41:06 PM OctoDojo
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* FourElementEnsemble: This may be completely unintentional, but the AmusingInjuries the four spies suffers at the film cover are related to the four elements. Unger is electrocuted, which made his suit (and [[FartsOnFire farts]]) burn (''fire''); Jernigan is ice-covered after falling into a frozen pool (''water''); Alice is covered in dirt after several incidents in mud (''earth''); and Beaupre has black paint in his face, coming from a gas-powered spray can (''air'').
26th Jun '16 7:05:20 AM Phoenixion
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* YesExceptNo: "Alright, I believe ya. But my [[MoreDakka Tommy]] [[TriggerHappy Gun]] don't!"
24th Jun '16 1:12:38 PM Vorpale
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** We never find out [[NightmareFuel where the tarantula went after it scared the two crooks]], either.
23rd Jun '16 8:54:01 AM speedyboris
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Kevin takes a Polaroid of the crooks as they're robbing the toy store. Harry shouts [[NarratingTheObvious "He took a picture of us!"]], and Marv replies, "How was my hair?"

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Kevin takes a Polaroid of the crooks as they're robbing the toy store. Harry shouts [[NarratingTheObvious "He took a picture of us!"]], our picture!"]], and Marv replies, "How was "How's my hair?"hair look?"
2nd Jun '16 1:39:18 PM dmcreif
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* AdultFear: {{Discussed}}, where Kevin talks with [[spoiler:Mr. Marley]] about how being an adult doesn't mean that you're not afraid of anything.

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* AdultFear: {{Discussed}}, where Kevin talks with [[spoiler:Mr. Marley]] Marley about how being an adult doesn't mean that you're not afraid of anything.



* BlandNameProduct: Little Nero's (Little Caesar's).

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* BlandNameProduct: Little Nero's Pizza (Little Caesar's).



** In the first basement scene you can see some mannequins before we see the furnace. [[spoiler: Kevin later uses these to fool Harry and Marv into thinking the rest of the family have come home after he first encounters them.]]

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** In the first basement scene you can see some mannequins before we see the furnace. [[spoiler: The ones that Kevin later uses these to fool Harry and Marv into thinking the rest of the family have come home after he first encounters them.]]



** Averted when Peter warns Kevin to stop making ornaments out of fishhooks with his glue gun. It seems like the setup for a boobytrap, but the fishhooks are never used, and the glue gun is only used for easily the mildest booby trap in the series (the "dressed like a chicken" one). This scene does serve as an EstablishingCharacterMoment, however, as it shows Kevin as being resourceful and capable of using tools.

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** Averted when Peter warns Kevin to stop making ornaments out of fishhooks with his glue gun. It seems like the setup for a boobytrap, but the fishhooks are never used, and the glue gun is only used for easily the mildest booby trap in the series (the "dressed like a chicken" one).fan blasting feathers onto Harry). This scene does serve as an EstablishingCharacterMoment, however, as it shows Kevin as being resourceful and capable of using tools.



* GoldTooth: Harry has a gold tooth, which produces a rare live-action TwinkleSmile. It's a ChekhovsGun, since Kevin sees it when he is nearly hit by Harry's van, and realizes that Harry was the same man posing as a police officer at the beginning of the film. Unfortunately, this makes Harry suspicious of him. When, during the climax, Harry gets hit in the face with a paint can, it breaks his gold tooth. Needless to say, Harry's BerserkButton is pressed for sure. In the end, Peter finds it on the floor. That will be hard to explain.

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* GoldTooth: Harry has a gold tooth, which produces a rare live-action TwinkleSmile. It's a ChekhovsGun, since Kevin sees it when he is nearly hit by Harry's van, and realizes that Harry was the same man posing as a police officer at the beginning of the film. Unfortunately, this makes Harry suspicious of him. When, during the climax, Harry gets hit in the face with a paint can, it breaks his gold tooth. Needless to say, Harry's BerserkButton is pressed for sure. In the end, Peter finds it on the floor. That will be hard to explain.



** The estimated travel times to get from the [=McCallister=] family house to O'Hare International Airport are laughable to any native Chicagoan: as they're leaving, Frank tells Peter, "There's no way on Earth we're gonna make this plane. It leaves in 45 minutes." Peter tells him "Think positive, Frank." Indeed, it would take 45 minutes to an hour just to go from Winnetka (their neighborhood) to O'Hare, and that's when there's no traffic. And it would take another half hour for everyone to check in, check their bags, and clear security, and maybe five-ten minutes to rush from security to their boarding gate in Terminal 3 (where American Airlines flights from O'Hare are boarded).

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** The estimated travel times to get from the [=McCallister=] family house to O'Hare International Airport are laughable to any native Chicagoan: as they're leaving, Frank tells Peter, "There's no way on Earth we're gonna make this plane. It leaves in 45 minutes." Peter tells him "Think positive, Frank." Indeed, Even taking the fastest route (Willow Road to I-294 to I-190), it would take 45 minutes to an takes about a half hour just to go from Winnetka (their neighborhood) to O'Hare, at minimum, and that's when more if there's no traffic. And it would take another half hour for everyone to check in, check their bags, and clear security, and maybe five-ten minutes to rush from security to their boarding gate in Terminal 3 (where American Airlines flights from O'Hare are boarded). Not to mention that on international flights, American requires bags to be checked in no less than one hour to departure.
26th May '16 7:22:54 PM ngh93
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'''Kevin's mom:''' Kevin, if Uncle Frank says no, then it must be really bad.

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'''Kevin's mom:''' '''Kate:''' Kevin, if Uncle Frank says no, then it must be really bad.
8th May '16 11:28:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Marv does this in the first movie when Kevin puts the tarantula on his face and again in the second movie when he and Harry are being attacked by the pigeons. This is evidently how Daniel Stern actually screams in real life. He also does it in ''CitySlickers'' and ''Bushwhacked!''

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* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Marv does this in the first movie when Kevin puts the tarantula on his face and again in the second movie when he and Harry are being attacked by the pigeons. This is evidently how Daniel Stern actually screams in real life. He also does it in ''CitySlickers'' ''Film/CitySlickers'' and ''Bushwhacked!''
5th May '16 7:37:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* DoubleStandardViolenceChildOnAdult: ''Home Alone'' and the many, ''[[FollowTheLeader many]]'' [[{{Sequelitis}} sequels]] and [[HomeAloneAntics rip-offs]] of it are a good example. Sure, the bad guys may be deserving of some pain, but FridgeLogic can make you think that at least some of those traps are pretty damn lethal, and if not PlayedForLaughs, the kid would probably get a counter-sue as high as attempted murder. A court of law in real life may not react very well if you tell them that you "self-defensed" yourself by dropping an active lawnmower on someone, no matter how much of a crook the other guy is.
29th Apr '16 11:42:29 PM lexicon
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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Kevin and Marv are sanguine, Harry is choleric, Kate melancholic and Peter is phlegmatic.
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