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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

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One year after Kevin McCallister was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself stranded in New York City - and the same criminals are not far behind.

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Chris Columbus

Writers:

John Hughes (characters), John Hughes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Macaulay Culkin ... Kevin
Joe Pesci ... Harry
Daniel Stern ... Marv
Catherine O'Hara ... Kate
John Heard ... Peter
Devin Ratray ... Buzz
Hillary Wolf ... Megan
Maureen Elisabeth Shay Maureen Elisabeth Shay ... Linnie
Michael C. Maronna ... Jeff
Gerry Bamman ... Uncle Frank
Terrie Snell ... Aunt Leslie
Jedidiah Cohen Jedidiah Cohen ... Rod
Senta Moses Mikan ... Tracy (as Senta Moses)
Diana Rein ... Sondra (as Daiana Campeanu)
Kieran Culkin ... Fuller
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Storyline

Kevin McCallister is back. But this time he's in New York City with enough cash and credit cards to turn the Big Apple into his very own playground. But Kevin won't be alone for long. The notorious Wet Bandits, Harry and Marv, still smarting from their last encounter with Kevin, are bound for New York too, plotting a huge holiday heist! Kevin's ready to welcome them with more battery of booby traps the bumbling bandits will never forget! Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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First, he was home alone, now he's lost in New York See more »


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Rated PG for comic action and mild language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

20 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alone Again See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,126,882, 22 November 1992

Gross USA:

$173,585,516

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$365,070,556
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Chris Columbus studied 1930s and 1940s film noir to make the Angels With Filthier Souls scenes more authentic. See more »

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When Kevin punches Buzz at the Christmas pageant, he starts out with a closed fist in the first shot, but then makes contact with an open hand in the second. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Cedrick the Bellman: Mr. McCallister's room service bill, sir.
[he hands Buzz the bill]
Cedrick the Bellman: Merry Christmas, sir.
[he hold out his hand for a tip, of which Buzz hands him: Gum]
Cedrick the Bellman: Nice family. Really.
[Buzz looks at the long room service bill worth over $967.00]
Buzz McCallister: [sarcastically] Merry Christmas, indeed. Oh, Daaaad...
Peter McCallister: [yells out] KEVIN! YOU SPENT $967 ON ROOM SERVICE?
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My Christmas Tree
Written by Jack Feldman and Alan Menken
Arranged by Danny Troob
Produced by Alan Menken
Performed by the Home Alone Children's Choir
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The cuteness ends here
23 September 2008 | by Jasper76See all my reviews

This should have been the end of the Home Alone series, seeing that the same premise and cast were used for two films but, naturally, Hollywood just can't resist trying to squeeze more money from a proved formula. I'm not one for sequels but this was one of the handful that I can enjoy time and again, not only because the original cast is in it, but because of Macaulay Culkin's comedic ability (even as a kid) and Joe Pesci's and Daniel Stern's reactions to getting their butts kicked, booby trap style. Kevin is not forgotten (like he was last time) but hops the wrong plane after he puts fresh batteries in the family camera right before he gets to the gate at the airport (his family had all the bad luck with high winds knocking out the electric - and the alarm clock - twice). He mistakes a man with the same coat as his father and after Kevin reassures a flight attendant he's on the right plane, takes his seat ... in a plane heading in the exact opposite direction the rest of his family is going (naturally, no one realizes Kevin's missing until they're in Miami and he's in NY). Who could have thought a vacant New York brownstone could be so much fun? Sure, Pesci's and Stern's characters are more banged up this time but, hey, they started it. (The adventures in the Plaza Hotel are hilarious, as well.) Anyway, this is one sequel worth the time to watch. Just don't bother with the irrelevant, contrived, and unncessary third installment of the series.


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