Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Still of Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Plot

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

Release Year: 1992

Rating: 6.0/10 (77,896 voted)

Director:
Chris Columbus

Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern

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!

Writers: John Hughes, John Hughes

Cast:

Macaulay Culkin

Kevin McCallister


Joe Pesci

Harry Lime


Daniel Stern

Marv Merchants


Catherine O'Hara

Kate McCallister


John Heard

Peter McCallister


Devin Ratray

Buzz McCallister


Hillary Wolf

Megan McCallister


Maureen Elisabeth Shay

Linnie McCallister


Michael C. Maronna

Jeff McCallister

(as Michael C. Maronna)


Gerry Bamman

Uncle Frank McCallister


Terrie Snell

Aunt Leslie McCallister


Jedidiah Cohen

Rod McCallister


Senta Moses

Tracy McCallister


Diana Rein

Sondra McCallister

(as Daiana Campeanu)


Kieran Culkin

Fuller McCallister

Taglines:
He's up past his bedtime in the city that never sleeps.



Details

Official Website:
Fox Home Entertainment – DVD site |

Release Date: 20 November 1992

Filming Locations: 671 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, Illinois, USA

Opening Weekend: $31,126,882
(USA)
(22 November 1992)

Gross: $358,991,681
(Worldwide)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

McDonald's made Happy Meal commercials themed with the movie, after its unsuccessful
Batman Returns market, earlier that same year.

Goofs:

Continuity:
In the scene where Kevin is watching the movie in the hotel room, there is a man making him an ice cream sundae. We see the sundae first completed with 3 scoops of ice cream and then the scene goes to another angle to Kevin on the bed. The attendant asks him how many scoops, and there is only one in the dish.

Quotes:

Kevin McCallister:
Why do we have to go to Florida? There's no Christmas trees in Florida.

Kate McCallister:
Kevin, what is it with you and Christmas trees?

Kevin McCallister:
How could you have Christmas without a Christmas tree, Mom?

Kate McCallister:
Well… Find a nice, fake silver one. Or decorate a palm tree.



User Review

Yes, same plot, but it still gets the same laughs as the first one did if not more

Rating: 10/10


Now I'm aware that Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is the exact same
plot as the first Home Alone, and not to mention how silly it seems
that these folks would leave their kid behind, but come on, this movie
was all in good fun. It still has me constantly laughing 'till this
day, I think if you loved the first Home Alone, I'm sure that you'll
just naturally love this one as well. Not too many folks are just
giving it a good chance. I mean, the Wet Bandants are back and they are
just as funny as ever! I think this house that Kevin set up was
actually in some ways a little more fun than the first because of the
traps he was able to set. Not to mention the Plaza Hotel plot was so
great and fun to watch.

Kevin and his family are heading down to Florida for Christmas this
year, but when Kevin gets mixed up at the air port and gets on the
wrong flight, he ends up in New York. Instead of complaining or
panicking, he just plain enjoys it. He goes on the ultimate tour with
his father's bag of money and credit cards and cons himself into the
Plaza Hotel claiming he's there with his dad. But the Wet Bandants who
have now re-named themselves as the Sticky Bandants are in New York as
well and are planning on stealing all the money from a toy store that
is going to be given to the children's hospital. But Kevin is going to
make sure that they don't mess around with the kids and has set his
uncle's abandoned apartment up for a fun house of traps.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York was an absolute blast. The reason I'm
giving it a ten is because I think the rating should be higher. People
really need to give this movie a shot. My favorite scene is without a
doubt when Marv gets hit in the face with the bricks, also, the scene
where the Plaza Hotel managers are asked by Kevin's mom "What kind of
idiots do you have working here?!"… the lady just smiles and says
"The finest in New York!", it was just too funny! I love this movie and
I'm always going to recommend it for a good watch, I think you'll enjoy
it if you give it a chance.

10/10