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Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House (2002)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Family | TV Movie 3 November 2002
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Amidst his parents' impending divorce, Kevin McCallister must foil his old nemesis Marv and his wife Vera's plot to kidnap a Crown Prince despite opposition from his dad Peter, Peter's fiancee Natalie, and Natalie's butler Mr. Prescott.

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Rod Daniel

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
French Stewart ... Marv Merchants
Erick Avari ... Prescott
Barbara Babcock ... Molly
Jason Beghe ... Peter McCallister
Clare Carey ... Kate McCallister
Joanna Going ... Natalie
Missi Pyle ... Vera
Gideon Jacobs ... Buzz McCallister
Chelsea Russo Chelsea Russo ... Megan McCallister
Mike Weinberg ... Kevin McCallister (as Michael Weinberg)
Lisa King ... Queen
Sean Cameron Michael ... Cop (as Sean Michael)
Craig Geldenhuys Craig Geldenhuys ... Prince
Andre Roothman Andre Roothman ... King
Anton Smuts Anton Smuts ... Cab Driver
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Storyline

Kevin McCallister's parents have split up. Now living with his mom, he decides to spend Christmas with his dad at the mansion of his father's rich girlfriend, Natalie. Meanwhile robber Marv Merchants, one of the villains from the first two movies, partners up with a new criminal named Vera to hit Natalie's mansion. Written by Anonymous

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mansion | christmas | prince | trap | love | See All (58) »

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Bigger house. Badder baddies. Bigger and better laughs. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Family

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Home Alone: Taking Back the House See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only film in the franchise, where Marv calls Kevin by name, and vice versa. See more »

Goofs

When the police are taking Marv and Vera away, they have a little argument about what prison is like etc, though they are arguing quite loudly, Marv's lips don't move at all, and Vera is still chewing gum. See more »

Quotes

Vera: Marv, I gotta pee.
Marv Merchants: Vera, you can pee next week.
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This movie sucks!
4 July 2005 | by ENDING-MANSee all my reviews

I thought this movie was going to be inventive, un-recycled and have new punch lines. Instead, they have to make this movie stupid, campy, and bland.

Kevin is a little brat now, just leeching off Natalie and his dad, who separated from his nice mom for a sybaritic, selfish twad. He disrespects the butler, who is an infinitely better actor than the others in this film. And most of all, MARV LOOKS LIKE HARRY FROM THE OTHER 2 FILMS! He even has a stupid hooker wife named Vera. French Stewart does a horrid rendition of Harry and Marv. They don't even do robberies anymore! It's now staged to the more dismal subject of child abduction.

It is also accompanied by atrociously bland dialogue, pitiful acting, hilariously bad sound effects, and the picture quality makes it look like it was filmed in the mid-1980's. There is even a shot of the houses at night done with a cheap home camcorder.

It's a good thing I spent only 1.00 on a crappy dollar-store tape for this movie! I was seriously disappointed. I've seen some MST3K films and some are way more noble than this crap!

Standing out 24 hrs in 10 degrees Fahrenheit is way cooler than watching this movie. -No pun intended


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