History Trivia / HomeAlone

14th Sep '16 2:17:07 PM igordebraga
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: In Latin America, the Spanish countries got "My Poor Little Angel" and Brazil "They Forgot Me" (the latter admittely works, even in the sequel where [[ArtifactTitle Kevin's not at home]]). France and Italy went for a literal synopsis, "Mom, I Missed the Plane".



** Catherine O'Hara forgot her lines in the airplane scene where she realized that they left Kevin [[TitleDrop home alone]]. The iconic shouting of Kevin's name was her attempt to salvage the take. They not only ended up using the take, but the "Kevin!" shout became forever linked to the film series.

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** Catherine O'Hara forgot her lines in the airplane scene where she realized that they left Kevin [[TitleDrop home alone]]. The [[SayMyName iconic shouting of Kevin's name name]] was her attempt to salvage the take. They not only ended up using the take, but the "Kevin!" shout became forever linked to the film series.
8th Sep '16 5:54:04 PM jormis29
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** The first two movies would last 1520 minutes if filmed today; ''cell phones''. Both the DVD commentary and CollegeHumor pointed this out. Instead, the setup would have to involve CellPhonesAreUseless.

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** The first two movies would last 1520 minutes if filmed today; ''cell phones''. Both the DVD commentary and CollegeHumor ''Website/CollegeHumor'' pointed this out. Instead, the setup would have to involve CellPhonesAreUseless.
31st Aug '16 5:25:28 PM KoopaKid17
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* BoxOfficeBomb: ''3''. Budget, $32 million. Box office, $30,882,515 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $79,082,515 (worldwide).]]
22nd Jul '16 8:48:49 PM KingLyger
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** Catherine O'Hara forgot her lines in the airplane scene where she realized that they left Kevin [[TitleDrop Home Alone]]. In fact, the iconic shouting of Kevin's name? Her attempt to salvage the take.

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** Catherine O'Hara forgot her lines in the airplane scene where she realized that they left Kevin [[TitleDrop Home Alone]]. In fact, the home alone]]. The iconic shouting of Kevin's name? Her name was her attempt to salvage the take.take. They not only ended up using the take, but the "Kevin!" shout became forever linked to the film series.



*** If this film were made in 2012, Kevin's parents could have just called him on a cell phone as soon as they discovered he was missing (his parents discovered he was missing during the flight to Paris; they had to wait until they landed, but were still unable to call the house due to the phone lines being down). And nowadays, people would probably just use the alarms on their phones to wake them up in time, which wouldn't be effected by a power cut.

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*** If this film were made in 2012, The New Tens, Kevin's parents could have just called him on a cell phone as soon as they discovered he was missing (his parents discovered he was missing during the flight to Paris; they had to wait until they landed, but were still unable to call the house due to the phone lines being down). And nowadays, people would probably just could use the alarms on their phones smartphones to wake them up in time, which time. While a phone can't recharge without electricity, its internal battery wouldn't be effected affected by a power cut.outage.



*** We have Frank tell Peter, "There's no way on Earth we're gonna make this plane. It leaves in 45 minutes" before they get in the vans at their house, located in Winnetka. A Google Maps analysis shows that without traffic it is a half-hour drive from 671 Lincoln Avenue to O'Hare International Airport. Given Chicago's expressways are known to be very congested in both directions at rush hour due to the city's reverse-commute nature, the travel time would actually be closer to an hour. The [=McCallisters=] would have missed their flight by more than a good hour because of the traffic one would face trying to catch a morning flight, and then adding the time it would take for them to check in, print boarding passes, wait in the security line, clear the security checkpoint, and then make their way through Terminal 3 to their gate[[note]]American Airlines is based out of Terminal 3, along with Delta Airlines[[/note]]. There's a reason why the airlines generally recommend that you arrive at the airport a full ''90 minutes'' before your flight.

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*** We have Frank tell Peter, "There's no way on Earth we're gonna make this plane. It leaves in 45 minutes" minutes!" before they get in the vans at their house, located in Winnetka. A Google Maps analysis shows that without traffic it is Winnetka, a suburb of Chicago. Without traffic, it's a half-hour drive from 671 Lincoln Avenue to O'Hare International Airport. Given Not only are Chicago's expressways are known to be very congested in both directions at rush hour due to the city's reverse-commute nature, but the travel time airport would actually be closer even more crowded because they were catching a flight close to an hour. The Christmas. Even if the [=McCallisters=] would somehow didn't hit any traffic, they'd still have missed their flight by more than a good hour because of the traffic one would face trying to catch a morning flight, and then adding the time it would take for them to check in, print their boarding passes, wait in the security line, clear the security checkpoint, and then make their way through Terminal 3 to their gate[[note]]American Airlines is based out of Terminal 3, along with Delta Airlines[[/note]].Airlines[[/note]]. Factor in all of that, and they'd have missed their flight by almost two hours by the time they got to the gate. There's a reason why the airlines generally recommend that you arrive at the airport a full ''90 minutes'' before your flight.


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*** Similar to the original film, the [=McCallister=] family is once again late for the airport, and once again just barely makes it. While the fact they're taking airport shuttles allows them some leeway in not needing to find parking, it still comes with all of the same problems of the original film when comparing it to today's airport security. Also, the reason Kevin accidentally boards the wrong flight is that he's insistent on reloading the batteries in his tape recorder, and mixes up his dad for someone else. These days, Kevin would probably just use a similar feature included with most smartphones, and not need a separate device.


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*** There's no way that the Plaza Hotel would just buy Kevin's story about his dad being on a business trip, and then let him check into their hotel with a credit card that Kevin openly admitted wasn't his. While the card really did belong to Kevin's father, he was still illegally using it; in today's world, Kevin would have been arrested almost immediately.
22nd May '16 3:58:20 PM KoopaKid17
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** A straighter example: Alex D. Linz as Alex Pruitt in the third.

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** A straighter example: Alex D. Linz as Alex Pruitt in the third.
22nd May '16 11:32:48 AM KoopaKid17
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* TheDanza: Alex D. Linz as Alex Pruitt.

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* TheDanza: TheDanza:
** Catherine O'Hara as Kate [=McCallister=] in the first two films.
** A straighter example:
Alex D. Linz as Alex Pruitt.Pruitt in the third.
18th May '16 4:45:34 PM Erzengel
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** The first two movies would last 1520 minutes if filmed today; ''cell phones''. Both the DVD commentary and [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1832002 CollegeHumor]] pointed this out. Instead, the setup would have to involve CellPhonesAreUseless.

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** The first two movies would last 1520 minutes if filmed today; ''cell phones''. Both the DVD commentary and [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1832002 CollegeHumor]] CollegeHumor pointed this out. Instead, the setup would have to involve CellPhonesAreUseless.
25th Apr '16 9:22:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Amongst the kids are [[Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete Big Pete]], [[Series/TwentyFour Maya Driscoll]], [[MySoCalledLife Delia]] [[Creator/SentaMoses Fisher]], [[ComicBook/ScottPilgrim Wallace Wells]] and [[Series/{{ER}} Randi the desk clerk]].
** Creator/TimCurry and Rob Schneider are concierges.
** Creator/JoePesci
** "[[Film/GroundhogDay Do you think it's gonna be an early spring?]]" as the Santa that Kevin talks to in the first film.
** "[[TheBluesBrothers Use of unnecessary violence in the apprehension of the Blues Brothers HAS been approved.]]" Seems like that's Gangster Johnny modus operandi.
** In Spain, Kevin's dub-over artist would later become [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim Dib]].
** In the third movie, Alex's sister is played by Creator/ScarlettJohansson. You read that right.
*** Also his mother is [[SixteenCandles Jake Ryan's girlfriend]]
** The doughnut-eating cop in the first movie is [[Series/HomeImprovement Tim the Tool Man Taylor's Halloween guy]], and [[{{Series/Friends}} Mr. Heckles]] (and [[{{Series/Seinfeld}} TV!Kramer]]).
** The old guy trying to get back to Chicago from Paris once tried to get [[PlanesTrainsandAutomobiles back to Chicago from New York City via Wichita.]]
23rd Mar '16 4:28:32 PM DeepthroatGhoul
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** Harry was written with Creator/RobertDeNiro in mind.
** [[TheScrooge Uncle Frank]] was written with [[Series/{{Cheers}} Kelsey]] [[Series/{{Frasier}} Grammer]] in mind.

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** Harry was written with Creator/RobertDeNiro in mind.
mind. Creator/DannyDeVito and Jon Lovitz were also considered for the role.
** [[TheScrooge Uncle Frank]] (who would've been the real mastermind behind the Wet Bandits robbing the McAllister house) was written with [[Series/{{Cheers}} Kelsey]] [[Series/{{Frasier}} Grammer]] in mind.



** According to AMC's ''Story Notes'', Joe Pesci once said that his idea for a 3rd film would be Kevin lost in Hawaii, or a beach resort.

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** According to AMC's ''Story Notes'', Joe Pesci once said that his idea for a 3rd third film would be Kevin lost in Hawaii, or a beach resort.
1st Mar '16 4:04:30 PM hamza678
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** Part of their central premise is that Kevin *enjoys* being alone and in the first, he feels as if the house is "his house" and he must defend it. The cell phone idea assumes that Kevin even has access to a cell phone; many parents do not let children under the age of 12 have one.
*** Sadly, this is not the case anymore.
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