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Comedy Cinema At Christmas – This Week – Home Alone

Welcome to the sister article to Comedy Clicks! Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best comedy films that the world of cinema can offer! All this month we will be looking at Christmas films, today is perfect for that gap between now and New Years – Home Alone


About the Film

Summary of Plot

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.- iMDB

Year Of Release

1990

Running Time

1 Hour 43 Minutes

Director

Chris Columbus

Tagline

Holy Cow!

Box Office Opening Weekend

$17,081,997


Trailer


Starring

Macaulay Culkin – Kevin
Joe Pesci – Harry
Daniel Stern – Marv
John Heard – Peter
Roberts Blossom – Marley
Catherine O’Hara – Kate


Song From the OST


Trivia

  • Joe Pesci deliberately avoided Macaulay Culkin on-set, because he wanted Culkin to think he was mean.
  • Catherine O’Hara revealed in 2014 that Macaulay Culkin still calls her “Mom”.
  • The line “You guys give up, or are you thirsty for more?” was improvised.
  • Macaulay Culkin drew the map that his character uses to set up the traps.
  • Many of the shots that focus on Kevin in the beginning of the movie are filmed from above his head, making him seem small and helpless. At the end of the movie, Kevin is mostly shot from below, making him seem taller and more confident.
  • This movie was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Highest Box-Office Gross – Comedy”, grossing $477 million worldwide.
  • The ornaments on which Marv steps were actually candy.

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