Home Alone 3 is a 1997 American family comedy film directed by Raja Gosnell in his directorial debut, written and co-produced by John Hughes, and starring Alex D. Linz and Haviland Morris. It is a standalone sequel to Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. The film tells the story of an 8-year-old boy who defends his home from a dangerous band of international criminals working for a terrorist organization. It is the third film in the Home Alone franchise, and the first not to feature actor Macaulay Culkin, director Chris Columbus, or composer John Williams. It is also the final film in the Home Alone franchise to receive a theatrical release.
Eight-year-old Alex Pruitt is given the remote control car by Mrs. Hess for shoveling her driveway. He returns home and discovers that he has chickenpox and must stay out of school. The next day, Alex discovers the thieves while spying on his neighbors. After two failed attempts to have them apprehended, Alex attaches a camera to the remote control car and uses it to spy on them, leading to the thieves chasing it when they spot it. Wondering what they want with the toy car, Alex opens it and discovers the stolen chip. He informs the local U.S. Air Force Recruitment Center about the discovery and asks if they can forward the information about the chip to the right authorities.
Parents need to know that in Home Alone 3 the bad guys get really banged up by a smart little kid. Traps and tricks at every turn result in painful pratfalls involving electrocution, car accidents, and explosions. Sensitive kids might be frightened by the fact that these bad guys carry real guns and are hunting down an 8-year-old boy who is sick at home alone. Some name calling, like \"dumb broad\" and potty talk, like \"butt\" and \"winky.\"
Alex (Alex D. Linz) is left alone for a day when he has the chicken pox. Little does he know, an internationally renowned terrorist group is on his tail: he was given a gift with a precious piece of hardware inside. His mission Keep his house and his neighborhood safe.
There is a formula that the movie goes by, of course. We know the bad guys are going to find Alex's house. We know that they are going to get punished when he unleashes his traps a-plenty. But the stakes are higher here, since the bad guys are smarter. And you do kind of feel sorry that the poor kid was left at home, even if we know he's invincible. Not bad for a threequel.
There is even a better rationale for why the hero is left home alone. Played by a winning newcomer named Alex D. Linz, who seems almost too small for a middle initial, the kid gets the chicken pox. His dad is out of town on business, his mom has an emergency at the office, and his brother and sister are at school. So he's left home alone, with a beeper number, a fax number, a cell phone number, the number of Mrs. Hess across the street and dialing 911 as a fallback position.
Alex finishes shoveling snow for his snooty neighbor, Mrs. Hess, who then pays him with a remote control car that she mistook for her own bag at the airport during a luggage mix-up. Alex returns home with the car, which unbeknownst to him hides a powerful missile defense microchip sought after by a group of professional thieves, Petr Beaupre, Alice Ribbons, Burton Jernigan, and Earl Unger. The next day Alex is left home alone with a case of the chicken pox when his mom Karen has to run by the office for a while. The four burglars initiate a house-to-house search for the toy car, starting with a house close to Alex's.
While Alex is exploring the neighborhood with his telescope from the window, he spies on Petr Beaupre in the house and immediately calls the police. Unfortunately the burglars leave and expertly cover their tracks by the time the cops arrive. The next day Alex is left alone once more, and again sees Beaupre snooping around in another house. He calls the cops, who, once again, find no sign of a break-in (similar to the story of the Boy Who Cried Wolf). After getting a serious talking-to from the police chief, Alex decides to take matters into his own hands by catching the criminals himself. The next day, he rigs the chip-containing car with a video camera and directs it inside the next house that Beaupre is searching. Alex gets implicating video footage on the camera, but the criminals discover the car and remove the tape. When they try to open the car and get the chip, Alex manages to outwit them and steer the car safely back home.
Macaulay Culkin played Kevin McCallister in the first two Home Alone movies, but he turned down the offer to return to the franchise for a third time. The first Home Alone sees Kevin left behind when his family goes on vacation over Christmas, which leads to him defending himself and his house against two burglars known as the Wet Bandits. The follow-up, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, has a similar premise, only it sees Kevin facing off against the Wet Bandits in the Big Apple instead of his home in Chicago. The two movies have become Christmas classics and are watched annually by millions of households.
The actor decided to leave acting behind him in order to pursue hobbies such as painting and writing (via Vanity Fair), and this decision also drastically changed the future of the Home Alone franchise. However, even though the actor hasn't returned to the role since 1992, the 2021 release Home Sweet Home Alone, the sixth movie in the series and the fourth one without Culkin, reveals what happened to Kevin McCallister after Home Alone. An Easter egg hints that he became a home security expert. A sign on the movie's young protagonist, Max's house reads, \"Protected by McCallister Home Security,\" hinting that Kevin even started his own business.
When Macaulay Culkin declined to reprise his role as Kevin for the third outing, John Hughes briefly considered writing the screenplay with Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern reprising their roles as burglars Harry and Marv, respectively, who target Kevin's cousin Fuller (Macaulay's real-life brother Kieran Culkin), and Fuller would be the main character, with Gerry Bamman and Terrie Snell reprising their roles and Fuller's parents Frank and Leslie, respectively, who go on vacation and leave Fuller home alone, to defend himself against Marv and Harry. The idea was scrapped, as Pesci and Stern refused to reprise their roles, and wanted to pursue other projects, and Kieran felt he couldn't follow in his brother's footsteps as the lead. Hughes then wrote an entirely different screenplay with no characters from the first two films.
At one stage, the script was considered being filmed as a television pilot, but in the end, the studio decided to go ahead and make it as a feature film. The reverse would later happen with The Wonderful World of Disney: Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House (2002), which was originally intended to be a stand-alone television movie, but was restructured during production, to serve as a pilot for a television series that ultimately never went ahead.
9-year-old Alex Pruitt is home alone with the chicken pox. Turns out, due to a mix-up among nefarious spies, Alex was given a toy car concealing a top-secret microchip. Now Alex must fend off the spies as they try break into his house to get it back.
Descending upon the community, wearing silly disguises and armed with enough surveillance and safe-cracking equipment to gratify the most technologically fetishistic fan of \"Mission: Impossible,\" the bad guys are unable to determine exactly where the toy landed and resort to systematically burglarizing the homes in Alex's neighborhood to find it. Scanning the area with his telescope while his parents are out, the boy, who is home with the chicken pox, twice observes a burglary in progress and reports it to the police.
In the movie's cleverest sequence, he equips the Mutator with a video camera and sends it bouncing across the street into a neighbor's house to photograph the criminals. In the funny extended chase sequence that ensues, the adroitly deployed vehicle tricks the gangsters into doing one uproarious pratfall after another, as they try to retrieve the apparently indestructible toy, which has the miraculous ability to leap over high fences. As in the original \"Home Alone,\" the combat turns more brutal once the criminals enter the Pruitt home and find themselves besieged by an astounding array of mechanical contraptions, several of them built like fancy slingshots.
Behind the villains' comic grimaces, there's no real pain. Care has been taken to make the mechanics behind each prank appear as elaborately silly as a Rube Goldberg contraption. And in making the villains (Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt, Lenny Von Dohlen, and David Thornton) buffoonish caricatures of television spies, the movie deftly spoofs a technological mystique that Alex's ingenious homemade defenses puncture again and again.
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Alex Pruitt (Alex D. Linz), an 8-year-old boy living in New York, must defend his home from a dangerous band of international criminals seeking a top-secret computer chip in his toy car.
In HOME ALONE 3, 8-year-old Alex Pruitt must protect his neighborhood and his home from four spies who have stolen and misplaced US stealth technology. Although protecting our home, honesty, compassion for the elderly, and other good values are presented in this movie, many people may complain that the gags are too scatological and painful.
The sight gags in HOME ALONE 3 are well executed, but some of the slapstick violence goes too far. Although protecting our home, honesty, compassion for the elderly, and other good values are presented in this movie, many people may complain that the gags are too scatological and painful. HOME ALONE 3 may be dynamite entertainment for young boys of all ages, but the painful gags may wear thin on parents. 59ce067264