History Headscratchers / HomeAlone

17th Jan '17 8:11:21 PM esq263
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** To be fair, chasing and detaining a shoplifter is perfectly legal; it's called shopkeeper's privilege, so long as the suspect is detained on or near the store premises. The prohibition against doing so (by Wal-Mart and other stores) is a matter of store policy, not law. Additionally, the store owner was able to secure the assistance of a nearby policeman, who is not bound by the limits of shopkeeper's privilege.

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** To be fair, chasing and detaining a shoplifter is perfectly legal; it's called shopkeeper's privilege, so long as the suspect is detained on or near the store premises. The prohibition against doing so (by Wal-Mart and other stores) is a matter of store policy, not law. (In fact, the store in question is shown to be a small general store, which is less able to absorb the costs of shoplifting than retail giants like Wal-Mart, and may consequently be more likely to assert the shopkeeper's privilege.) Additionally, the store owner was able to secure the assistance of a nearby policeman, who is not bound by the limits of shopkeeper's privilege.privilege. As far as the value of the toothbrush, for all the storeowner knows, Kevin could have stuffed more items in his coat before dashing off.
17th Jan '17 7:55:14 PM esq263
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** To be fair, chasing and detaining a shoplifter is perfectly legal; it's called shopkeeper's privilege, so long as the suspect is detained on or near the store premises. The prohibition against doing so (by Wal-Mart and other stores) is a matter of store policy, not law. Additionally, the store owner was able to secure the assistance of a nearby policeman, who is not bound by the limits of shopkeeper's privilege.
24th Dec '16 1:52:41 PM Racnoss
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**My interpretation is that Kevin was copying his Dad's routine. Putting on aftershave would cause his Dad to wince since he it would sting if he cut himself shaving. Kevin doesn't understand that so he screams in imitation.
24th Dec '16 2:02:59 AM Dragon101
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** Kevin spent $967 dollars just on room service; that's ''on top'' of whatever he paid to get the room in the first place, for however long he planned to stay, and any other expenses. Kevin spent ''way'' more than $967; that's just the most ridiculous of his expenses.


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** Kate's OhCrap moment was when she realised that she forgot to get Kevin out of bed in the middle of the panic. After this, they would have went to the back of the plane to check on the kids and see if he was there, and confirm that he wasn't, and also confirm that nobody in the family had actually seen or talked to him all that day (and given what a brat Kevin can be, on reflection they'd realise that they hadn't been bugged by him all day), so the most logical explanation is that Kate was right and they did forget to bring him. It was ''possible'' that they had left him behind at the airport, but the most probable explanation was that they had just left him behind and miscounted somehow, which is what happened. And yes, they had time between scenes to check that he wasn't at the airport.
19th Dec '16 1:03:02 PM Windrays
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** The reason Kevin was freed of any charges was actually likely due to the Castle Doctrine, which is a law on the books in Illinois (and most states) that more or less states that an intruder has no legal right to safety if they break and enter a private home or dwelling. As far as the legalese was concerned, Kevin was defending himself and his property from two people who were trespassing illegally, and thus he'd be safe from harm.
19th Dec '16 12:34:03 PM Greenbandit
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**** While it is possible to eat an entire large cheese pizza in under 6 minutes (sadly, I speak from personal experience here, and yes, I was being timed), I think that it's also plausible that Buzz was lying (he lied about Old Man Marley) or that Buzz only ate half the pizza, at which point it would only have taken one or two other kids to consume the other half.
18th Dec '16 4:32:04 PM loracarol
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* Why, oh, why do Kate and Peter still allow Frank inside their house ? He's probably the [[GrumpyBear grouchiest]], [[TheCynic most cynical]], [[TheScrooge selfish]], member of the McCallister family, not to mention the way he treats them.

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* Why, oh, why do Kate and Peter still allow Frank inside their house ? He's probably the [[GrumpyBear grouchiest]], [[TheCynic most cynical]], [[TheScrooge selfish]], member of the McCallister [=McCallister=] family, not to mention the way he treats them.
9th Dec '16 4:54:06 PM rt2012
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** Throw the kid into the river for Marv. Throw him onto railroad tracks and have him run over for Harry. [[SarcasmMode Very nice men]]

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** Throw the kid into the river for Marv. Throw him onto railroad tracks and have him run over or electrocuted by the third rail for Harry. [[SarcasmMode Very nice men]]
30th Nov '16 10:09:50 AM megarockman
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** Re-reading the script, there's a scene skip between when Kate shouts "KEVIN!" and immediately after, where the flight attendant mentions that "the captain is doing all he can - (their) phones are out of order." Presumably, in that time skip they had already found out at that point that Kevin wasn't at O'Hare, as if he was just forgotten at the gate he would in all likelihood have already been in airport authorities' custody since the plane had taken off several hours before.

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** Re-reading the script, there's a scene skip between when Kate shouts "KEVIN!" and immediately after, where the flight attendant mentions that "the captain is doing all he can - (their) phones are out of order." Presumably, in that time skip they had already found out at that point that Kevin wasn't at O'Hare, as if he was just forgotten at the gate he would in all likelihood have already been in airport authorities' custody since the plane had taken off several hours before.before and the captain would have been able to relay that message to the parents.
30th Nov '16 10:09:06 AM megarockman
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** Re-reading the script, there's a scene skip between when Kate shouts "KEVIN!" and immediately after, where the flight attendant mentions that "the captain is doing all he can - (their) phones are out of order." Presumably, in that time skip they had already found out at that point that Kevin wasn't at O'Hare, as if he was just forgotten at the gate he would in all likelihood have already been in airport authorities' custody since the plane had taken off several hours before.
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