History Trivia / HomeAlone

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.
1st Mar '16 4:03:45 PM hamza678
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* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Polish Love Home Alone]]: As noted, the Home Alone films have been popular in Poland.
1st Mar '16 4:03:17 PM hamza678
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*** No way in today's world would anyone even consider just letting a kid under age 10 without a parent/guardian around board a fully booked flight to New York.
*** An even more boneheaded move was letting the [=McCallisters=] flight take off with Kevin's unaccompanied baggage, post-Lockerbie (though we don't know if Kevin's baggage was checked to Miami as part of someone else's checked bags).
*** It's certainly possible Kevin's bag/bags were checked in with his parents rather than himself.

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*** No way in today's world would anyone even consider just letting a kid under age 10 without a parent/guardian around board a fully booked flight to New York. \n*** An even more boneheaded move was letting the [=McCallisters=] flight take off with Kevin's unaccompanied baggage, post-Lockerbie (though we don't know if Kevin's baggage was checked to Miami as part of someone else's checked bags).
*** It's certainly possible Kevin's bag/bags were checked in with his parents rather than himself.
bags).
1st Mar '16 4:02:43 PM hamza678
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*** 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, 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).
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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.



*** No way in today's world would anyone even consider just letting a kid under age 10 with no boarding pass or parent/guardian around board a fully booked flight to New York.

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*** No way in today's world would anyone even consider just letting a kid under age 10 with no boarding pass or without a parent/guardian around board a fully booked flight to New York.
1st Mar '16 4:01:42 PM hamza678
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*** On top of that, the lax airport security of the time is on full display as well. Kate is able to barter a plane ticket off of a fellow traveler ''right in the terminal''; anybody who attempted something like that today would probably be detained on suspicion of being a terrorist.
**** To be fair, it seems like she never even left the terminals of the various airports she arrived at.
*** Or, there's the fact that the [=McCallisters=] would have never been able to get through post-9/11 airport security in time to make their flight in the first place, giving them ample time to discover that Kevin is missing and go back home to get him, preventing the plot of the film from ever unfolding.
**** This trope only flew once around Christmas. It was a Christmas eve early morning flight and the airport (which was o'Hare coincidentally) was practically deserted.

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*** On top of that, the lax airport security of the time is on full display as well. Kate is able to barter a plane ticket off of a fellow traveler ''right in the terminal''; anybody who attempted something like that today would probably be detained on suspicion of being a terrorist. \n**** To be fair, it seems like she never even left the terminals of the various airports she arrived at.\n*** Or, there's the fact that the [=McCallisters=] would have never been able to get through post-9/11 airport security in time to make their flight in the first place, giving them ample time to discover that Kevin is missing and go back home to get him, preventing the plot of the film from ever unfolding.
**** This trope only flew once around Christmas. It was a Christmas eve early morning flight and the airport (which was o'Hare coincidentally) was practically deserted.
unfolding.



**** How many times have you been to the airport (especially during the holiday season with heavy passenger loads and bad weather) where the plane left exactly on time?



*** If ''Home Alone'' were made today, that could still make for an interesting plot: The [=McCallisters=] wake up late due to a power outage, run off to the airport in attempt to still make their flight which they miss due to not being able to get through security and into the terminal in time, discover that Kevin is missing, then go running around the airport and suburban Chicago trying to find him. Fearing the worst, the eventually discover that they simply left him behind at the house by mistake.



*** Even by 1992 standards, that is still a pretty boneheaded move on the airline's part. True, the attendant that let him on the plane did ask him if he saw his father and Kevin said yes after seeing a man from the back who was wearing the same style of coat as his dad was wearing. However, even before the hijackings of 2001, the flight attendant would have walked up to the man and said "Excuse me, sir, are you this boy's father?"
**** He clearly had a boarding pass when he slammed into the airport worker. He merely dropped it. And the employee's boss refused to let him fly unless he saw his parents. Or in this case, his father's doppelganger.



** Daniel Stern refused to reprise his role as Marv in the fourth film, saying it was "An insult, total garbage." ''Day-um.'' Keep in mind he has ''AChristmasStory 2'' on his résumé.

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** Daniel Stern refused to reprise his role as Marv in the fourth film, saying it was "An insult, total garbage." ''Day-um.'' Keep in mind he has ''AChristmasStory ''Film/AChristmasStory 2'' on his résumé.
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