History Fridge / HomeAlone

8th Jan '18 11:00:13 AM loracarol
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* Kate McAllister at one point bribes a couple at an airport gate to secure herself a ticket, which would constitute fraud and raise the question of wouldn't the attendant check her identification? If the flights work anything like today, Kate didn't need the couple's tickets, she just needed them to not board so as to allow standby passengers to fill the unused seats, thus legally boarding the plane.
* Christmas morning, the McAllister's house is immaculate. Sure, it flows with Kevin wanting to recreate Christmas and get the place ready for his hopefully returning family along with him being incredibly capable, but it still seems a lot of work both cleaning and putting out decorations. Solution: Old Man Marley helped him fix the place up, including de-icing the front steps. He wanted to help Kevin feel safe and BE safe in this house and likely would have checked on Kevin the following day if he hadn't seen the McAllister's return and be distracted by his own family reunion.

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* Kate McAllister [=McAllister=] at one point bribes a couple at an airport gate to secure herself a ticket, which would constitute fraud and raise the question of wouldn't the attendant check her identification? If the flights work anything like today, Kate didn't need the couple's tickets, she just needed them to not board so as to allow standby passengers to fill the unused seats, thus legally boarding the plane.
* Christmas morning, the McAllister's [=McAllister=]'s house is immaculate. Sure, it flows with Kevin wanting to recreate Christmas and get the place ready for his hopefully returning family along with him being incredibly capable, but it still seems a lot of work both cleaning and putting out decorations. Solution: Old Man Marley helped him fix the place up, including de-icing the front steps. He wanted to help Kevin feel safe and BE safe in this house and likely would have checked on Kevin the following day if he hadn't seen the McAllister's [=McAllister=]'s return and be distracted by his own family reunion.
7th Jan '18 6:36:15 AM ClintEastwood
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** According to Culkin, [[EnforcedMethodActing he still has a scar on his finger]]. In fact, he and Joe Pesci even shared some real-life animosity, partly because of this incident.

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** According to Culkin, [[EnforcedMethodActing he still has a scar on his finger]]. In fact, he and Joe Pesci Creator/JoePesci even shared some real-life animosity, partly because of this incident.



* Uncle Frank is such a JerkAss to Kevin. What are the chances that [[AbusiveParents he treats his own children any better]]?

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* Uncle Frank is such a JerkAss {{Jerkass}} to Kevin. What are the chances that [[AbusiveParents he treats his own children any better]]?



* In Home Alone 3 how sick was the kid? We never see anything more than spots on him and yet he has chicken pox. He should at least have occasionally scratched a bit, but he's running around the house like he's healthy on the fifth day. Yes, technically antibiotics can make you feel okay while still contagious, but there was no indication that he was sick at all, which is weird since ''it's the whole reason he was home alone.'' I'm not asking for debilitating or anything, but a reminder or two during the film of "oh, right, he's sort of got one of the worse diseases a kid can have" may have been nice.

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* In Home ''Home Alone 3 3'' how sick was the kid? We never see anything more than spots on him and yet he has chicken pox. He should at least have occasionally scratched a bit, but he's running around the house like he's healthy on the fifth day. Yes, technically antibiotics can make you feel okay while still contagious, but there was no indication that he was sick at all, which is weird since ''it's the whole reason he was home alone.'' I'm not asking for debilitating or anything, but a reminder or two during the film of "oh, right, he's sort of got one of the worse diseases a kid can have" may have been nice.
3rd Jan '18 4:02:45 PM SinDustries
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* Why do Kevin's parents have an antique blowtorch? Even in 1990, that thing was ancient, and there had to be more safety-conscious and effective models on the market.
21st Dec '17 6:13:54 PM KoopaKid17
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* Uncle Frank is such a JerkAss to Kevin. What are the chances that [[AbusiveParents he treats his own children any better]]?
15th Dec '17 9:23:00 AM Conhale
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* Kate McAllister at one point bribes a couple at an airport gate to secure herself a ticket, which would constitute fraud and raise the question of wouldn't the attendant check her identification? If the flights work anything like today, Kate didn't need the couple's tickets, she just needed them to not board so as to allow standby passengers to fill the unused seats, thus legally boarding the plane.
* Christmas morning, the McAllister's house is immaculate. Sure, it flows with Kevin wanting to recreate Christmas and get the place ready for his hopefully returning family along with him being incredibly capable, but it still seems a lot of work both cleaning and putting out decorations. Solution: Old Man Marley helped him fix the place up, including de-icing the front steps. He wanted to help Kevin feel safe and BE safe in this house and likely would have checked on Kevin the following day if he hadn't seen the McAllister's return and be distracted by his own family reunion.
21st Dec '16 6:47:25 AM Janiceian1983
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*** The neighbourhoods where the action takes place at this point in the film are located in midtown and the Upper West Side. There's NO WAY streets could be THAT empty even in the middle of the night.
14th Dec '16 12:26:48 PM plumsiren
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***Debit cards absolutely existed in 1990, and all companies certainly would have accepted credit cards - in fact they may have required them to be able to charge for damages. Interstate car rentals were not rare.
18th Jul '16 4:43:00 PM WriterGirl2015
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* Keep in mind that based on some of the comments they made, Harry and Marv intended to kill Kevin from the moment they saw him in front of the toy store - and they probably had something more grisly in mind than just shooting him. Marv, for example, implies that they could drown him, and Harry mentions something about a subway tunnel.
18th Jul '16 4:40:23 PM WriterGirl2015
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* When Harry and Marv manage to catch Kevin, they gleefully claim that everything Kevin did to them, they're going to do to him. All those booby traps? Not so funny when you picture those things being done to an eight-year-old boy. Harry even said he was going to [[{{Fingore}} bite off all of Kevin's fingers one at a time]], and had every intention of going through with it. He actually ''had one in his mouth'' [[spoiler: before a shovel-wielding Marley came in to rescue Kevin.]]
** According to Culkin, [[EnforcedMethodActing he still has a scar on his finger]]. In fact, he and Joe Pesci even shared some real-life animosity, partly because of this incident.
7th May '16 1:21:21 PM Clown-Face
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* When Kevin tells his family that he just "hung around" while they were gone, he's referring to when Harry and Marv hung him up on the door, prior to Marley saving him.
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