Top 50 Home Alone Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Home Alone facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Home Alone film message.

When they counted the people for the trip they say there's 17 people in total. An odd number between two vans means they will be split 8/9. Since Kevin was missing both vans had 8 people instead, making each group assume they were on the 8-people van, not suspecting a thing
When they counted the people for the trip they say there's 17 people in total. An odd number between two vans means they will be split 8/9. Since Kevin was missing both vans had 8 people instead, making each group assume they were on the 8-people van, not suspecting a thing
Home Alone (1990). Old Man Marley is scored using the ancient "Dies Irae" melody, referencing a coming death. After Kevin talks to him, the choir begins singing the "Carol of the Bells", which uses the same melody notes, showing we the audience have misjudged the old man the same way Kevin has.
Home Alone (1990). Old Man Marley is scored using the ancient "Dies Irae" melody, referencing a coming death. After Kevin talks to him, the choir begins singing the "Carol of the Bells", which uses the same melody notes, showing we the audience have misjudged the old man the same way Kevin has.

Home Alone Trivia

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  1. Buzz's girlfriend is actually a boy in a wig. The director thought the joke would be too cruel for a real girl.

  2. The family ended up staying at the Villa de Dolphine due to Kevin having his family's money, leaving their cheap uncle to foot the bill.

  3. The McAllister family watches a french version of It's A Wonderful Life (1946) while in Paris. In this film, George Bailey experiences an alternate reality when he wishes he was never born, similarly to Kevin when he wishes his family away.

  4. (1990) Fuller is noted to be a bedwetter. His name references the frequent use of urine by fullers to cleanse the wool they're working with of any harmful microbes and impurities.

  5. Donald Trump would only let them film in his hotel if he had a cameo in the film.

  6. The pinball machine in the McAllister's basement is a Williams 'Full House'.

Home Alone Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • Not only did Kevin wake up to an empty house on Christmas day, but be also probably realised that Santa isn't real. The milk and cookies he left out weren't consumed.

  • When we first see Kevin at the Rockefeller Center Tree the camera pans up to show it in its entirety. Every light on the building behind the tree are off except for two. The lights that are on combined with the star on top of the tree mirror the Hughes Entertainment Logo.

  • They renamed the pizza company Little Nero (roman emperor) as a nod to the pizza chain Little Ceasar (or to avoid copyright issues)

  • Kevin's inflatable clown does the same dance move as Uncle Frank in the shower

  • Has reference to old german movie M (1931) about a children murderer!

  • Mitch Murphy (Jeffrey Wiseman) can be seen mouthing the shuttle driver's line.

Home Alone Hidden Details

1 - Kevin's family is drinking milk with their pizza because they're going on vacation the next day and they don't want it to go to waste.
Kevin's family is drinking milk with their pizza because they're going on vacation the next day and they don't want it to go to waste.
1 - ' the airport gate agent is specifically shown counting family members. Since Kevin is in the attic and his ticket is in the trash, the number of passengers indeed matches the number of plane tickets
' the airport gate agent is specifically shown counting family members. Since Kevin is in the attic and his ticket is in the trash, the number of passengers indeed matches the number of plane tickets

Marv sticks his head through a doggy door. To explain the door as we don't see the McCallister Family owning a dog, they state in the film they already put it in a kennel.

1 - When Joe Pesci is disguised as a cop you can see his tie clip is actually a firearm.
When Joe Pesci is disguised as a cop you can see his tie clip is actually a firearm.
1 - Kevin's dad tells him to pick up his Micro Machines because "Aunt Leslie almost broke her neck." Kevin remembers this and includes it as a trap for the Wet Bandits.
Kevin's dad tells him to pick up his Micro Machines because "Aunt Leslie almost broke her neck." Kevin remembers this and includes it as a trap for the Wet Bandits.

Getting rid of the pigeons in Home Alone 2 (1992) is a clip played backwards.

1 - Both Macaulay Culkin and the van were going backwards and the scene was played back in reverse. This is can be seen by the smoke on the right going towards the van rather than away from it.
Both Macaulay Culkin and the van were going backwards and the scene was played back in reverse. This is can be seen by the smoke on the right going towards the van rather than away from it.
1 - The McCallister's alarm clock is listed as having a battery back-up, the batteries must have been dead because it still died when the power went out.
The McCallister's alarm clock is listed as having a battery back-up, the batteries must have been dead because it still died when the power went out.

They chose sounds that don't entirely fit the object. For example when Marc hits the concrete they chose a sound in which depicted him hardwood, to lessen the pain in our mind. Similar, when a metal pole hits their faces it's gives off a hollow thin metal pole hitting the floor.

; Kevin's plans do not coincide with the blueprints he drew over

1 - Mr. Duncan gives Kevin two turtle doves. One of the doves' wings is broken at the tip. Mr. Duncan couldn't have sold this item and that's why he gave it away.
Mr. Duncan gives Kevin two turtle doves. One of the doves' wings is broken at the tip. Mr. Duncan couldn't have sold this item and that's why he gave it away.
1 - There is a running joke that everyone hits the statue in front of the house with their car. It's acknowledged three times, twice by the pizza boy and once by the Airport Shuttle. However, there is also a less obvious instance: the police officer that is sent to check on Kevin.
There is a running joke that everyone hits the statue in front of the house with their car. It's acknowledged three times, twice by the pizza boy and once by the Airport Shuttle. However, there is also a less obvious instance: the police officer that is sent to check on Kevin.

The gangster movie "Angels with Filthy Souls" featuring the infamous line "Keep the change, ya filthy animal" was created solely for Home Alone and does not exist in reality. It was based on a gangster movie of a similar title, "Angels with Dirty Faces"

1 - The magazine Kevin is reading is Woman's Day, with the current issue featuring Christmas decorations which Kevin later arranges.
The magazine Kevin is reading is Woman's Day, with the current issue featuring Christmas decorations which Kevin later arranges.
1 - The mannequins that Kevin uses to fool the wet bandits into thinking he's having a party can be seen in the basement when he first discovers the house is empty.
The mannequins that Kevin uses to fool the wet bandits into thinking he's having a party can be seen in the basement when he first discovers the house is empty.

Kevin can't find his toothbrush because his mom brought it to France. Earlier, when Kevin is worried about packing, he is assured by Lenny that their mom probably packed for him.

Kevin purposefully cuts the Christmas tree at a height to where he can reach the top. I'd like to think most kids his age wouldn't think of this until after the fact.

1 - Heather McCallister counts herself twice during the head count as head #3 and #11
Heather McCallister counts herself twice during the head count as head #3 and #11
1 - The pizza delivery car has the slogan 'in 20 minutes or you don't pay', that would explain why the delivery guy is always in a rush and knocks over the statue outside the house!
The pizza delivery car has the slogan 'in 20 minutes or you don't pay', that would explain why the delivery guy is always in a rush and knocks over the statue outside the house!

The butler serving a hot fudge sundae to Kevin McCallister dips him 3 scoops of ice cream then asks him if he wants 2 and adds a 3rd scoop a second time.

The Wet Bandits drive around a van from the plumbing and heating company OH-KAY. "Your flood control experts"

1 - When the power goes out, the alarm clock with clear "battery backup", goes out as well causing them all to be late. Way to go Panasonic!!
When the power goes out, the alarm clock with clear "battery backup", goes out as well causing them all to be late. Way to go Panasonic!!

We see Trump advise Kevin to go "down the hall and to the left" to get to the lobby. But the very next shot it's Kevin taking a right.

John Heard calls Kevin a "funny guy", in reference to Joe Pesci's role in Goodfellas, also released in 1990.

1 - Buzz's Girlfriend is actually a boy - They decided it would be unkind to put a girl in that role of just being funny-looking. The art director had a son who was more than willing to volunteer for the part.
Buzz's Girlfriend is actually a boy - They decided it would be unkind to put a girl in that role of just being funny-looking. The art director had a son who was more than willing to volunteer for the part.
1 - In the continuation of the staple gun trap scene, an indent of a staple can already be seen on Marv's nose before said staple even makes contact.
In the continuation of the staple gun trap scene, an indent of a staple can already be seen on Marv's nose before said staple even makes contact.
1 - In the scene where Kevin McCallister is eating a huge bowl of ice cream with marshmallows and watching "Angels With Filthy Souls", there is a bag of Crunch Tators on the table next to him which could possibly be the same bag in Buzz's trunk in a previous scene.
In the scene where Kevin McCallister is eating a huge bowl of ice cream with marshmallows and watching "Angels With Filthy Souls", there is a bag of Crunch Tators on the table next to him which could possibly be the same bag in Buzz's trunk in a previous scene.
1 - Before Harry and Marv arrive, Kevin can be seen just about to eat Mac and Cheese but in the scene where Harry gets covered in feathers, there is a completely different plate on the table
Before Harry and Marv arrive, Kevin can be seen just about to eat Mac and Cheese but in the scene where Harry gets covered in feathers, there is a completely different plate on the table
1 - The picture of Buzz's girlfriend is actually a boy dressed up like a girl because Chris Columbus thought it would be too mean to make fun of a girl like that. Woof!
The picture of Buzz's girlfriend is actually a boy dressed up like a girl because Chris Columbus thought it would be too mean to make fun of a girl like that. Woof!

Kevin's mum tells Joe Pesci's character they "Hope to leave in the morning". This helps explain why the criminals believe there could be people still in the house.

1 - Kevin spills milk all over the passports and tickets. Kevin's airline ticket was thrown out in the trash as his father wiped up the mess. That explaine why the McAllisters didn't notice Kevin was missing when handing out the tickets at the airport since there was no spare ticket
Kevin spills milk all over the passports and tickets. Kevin's airline ticket was thrown out in the trash as his father wiped up the mess. That explaine why the McAllisters didn't notice Kevin was missing when handing out the tickets at the airport since there was no spare ticket

Despite there being a dog/cat flap in the back door, you never see a cat or dog.

1 - Kevin orders pizza delivery for himself, but phones are not working, and online ordering did not exist yet
Kevin orders pizza delivery for himself, but phones are not working, and online ordering did not exist yet
1 - The "Wet Bandits" drive a plumbing van, which also says "residential work is our specialty".
The "Wet Bandits" drive a plumbing van, which also says "residential work is our specialty".

Kate trades her ring, earrings and watch amongst other things in Paris for a seat on a flight to Dallas that night. However, when she gets to Scranton later on, she's still wearing all her jewelry.

Home Alone poster
Home Alone poster

Home Alone 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.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Home Alone. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Comedy, Family
Director Chris Columbus
Stars Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard
IMDB score 7.6