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Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
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Starring

Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, And Daniel Stern

Written & Produced by

John Hughes

Directed by

Chris Columbus

Music by

John Williams

Edited by

Raja Gosnell

Release Date

November 20, 1992

Running Time

121 min.

Rated

PG

Preceded by

Home Alone (1990)

Followed by

Home Alone 3 (1997)

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York is the second film in the Home Alone film series and the sequel to the 1990 film Home Alone. Returning is Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, now separated from his family during a rush to get to Miami. He enjoys New York City, the Plaza Hotel, and a toy shop until Harry Lime and Marv Merchants (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) arrive. The film takes place one year after the events of the first film.

Plot[]

Once again, the McCallister family is preparing for a Christmas vacation. This time they're heading the snowless summer spot of Miami, Florida. Kevin McCallister expresses his dislike for snowlike summer spots as Christmas vacation spots, because of what he sees as a lack of snow and Christmas trees in places like Miami. During a Christmas concert with all the kids, Buzz McCallister humiliates Kevin McCallister by putting Christmas candle-shaped lights behind Kevin McCallister's ears, making them glow, and then as drumsticks. This causes Kevin McCallister to push Buzz McCallister who in the process pushes others with him as well as them pushing others as well, causing all the kids except for Kevin McCallister to fall the stage, and the cardboard Christmas tree to fall on the pianist making her fall as well. Though Buzz McCallister apologizes to both Kevin and to their family, Kevin McCallister, knowing that Buzz McCallister was faking it and sucking up to the family, does not apologize, claiming his stunt against Buzz McCallister was justified by Buzz McCallister's constant harrassment. He then heads up to the third floor again by himself, reiterating his disgust for the family's decision to go to Miami, and wishing he had his own money so he could go on his own vacation by himself. When his mother Kate McCallister reminds him that he got his wish to be home alone last time and that maybe he'll get his wish to go on his own vacation this time, he angrily tells her, "I hope so!"

During the night a storm once again occurs, but the family oversleeps, due to Kevin McCallister's dad accidentally unplugging the alarm clock to while looking for his charger the night before. Once again the family rushes to the airport, but this time, Kevin McCallister comes along. But it's when Kevin McCallister is distracted trying to replace old batteries with new batteries into his Talkboy toy that he becomes separated with his family. Kevin McCallister sees a man who from behind looks exactly like his dad Peter McCallister, and follows him. While his family boards the flight to Miami, he accidentally follows the "Peter McCallister Look-Alike" onto a flight going to New York.

In Miami, when the family is gathering together and getting bags, they finally notice that Kevin McCallister's luggage is there, but that Kevin McCallister is not with them. When Kate McCallister notices, she at first laughs about it, but then yells out, "KEVIN MCCALLISTER!" and promptly faints.

Meanwhile, In New York, Kevin McCallister realizes that he's in the wrong place; but instead of being scared, he sees it as an adventure. He explores all around New York City, visiting the biggest buildings and checking into the Plaza Hotel, which he had heard about on a television game show the night before (the night of the concert). Though he made a convincing story that he's with his father on a business trip, the staff of concierge Mr. Hector, bellhop Cedric and front desk worker Ms. Stone are suspicious of the lone boy. Back in Miami, Kevin McCallister's parents have contacted the police about their situation. After realizing Kevin McCallister has Peter McCallister's father's bag, which contains his wallet, they find out that they can reach him by checking his credit card activity. At the same time the credit card is being mentioned, Kevin McCallister is using the card to check in the hotel. That evening, Kevin McCallister swims in the pool, only to find out that his father's shorts are too big for him. He uses room service to get a bowl of ice cream and other junk while watching a sequel to the movie he saw in the original film, eventually scaring him. That night Mr. Hector tries to check up on Kevin McCallister. Kevin McCallister uses his Talkboy containing the voice of Uncle Franklin from a recording earlier in the movie to scare him off. Before going to bed, Kevin McCallister looks through his father's address book and learns that his Uncle Robert has a vacant renovated apartment close by.

The next morning, the Plaza Hotel presents Kevin McCallister with a limo and cheese pizza as an apology for Mr. Hector's behavior from the night before. Kevin McCallister is taken to Duncan's Toy Chest where he meets and becomes friends with, the store owner Mr. Duncan. Meanwhile, planning on robbing the store are Harry Lime and Marv Merchants, who travel to New York as well via fish truck, having escaped from a prison in Chicago during a riot and continue their stealing ways by changing their nickname from the "Wet Bandits" to the "Sticky Bandits" after stealing money from a Santa Claus with duct tape. Marv Merchants shows off the new nickname by using double-sided masking tape to steal fourteen cents from a Santa Claus' donation kettle on the street, which Harry Lime doesn't find funny. Outside the store Harry Lime and Marv Merchants reunite with Kevin, who scares them off with a scream and a chase. Kevin McCallister hopes to find safety from Mr. Hector, but earlier Mr. Hector discovered the credit card was "stolen". When Kevin McCallister sees that he has no way out, he runs from Hector inside the hotel. Also chasing him along with Hector is Cedric and Ms. Stone. They chase all the way to his room with a police officer named Clifford and a security guard. Using the movie he watched the other night, Kevin once again is able to scare them off, by using one character's lines and pausing out the others' (as he did with the pizza guy and Marv in the original film). While the staff slowly crawls their way out of the room, Mr. Hector warns other guests to ",Stay in your rooms! This is an emergency! There's an insane guest with a gun!" Though Kevin McCallister escapes from the Hotel Staff through and emergency exit, he is re-captured by Harry Lime and Marv Merchants. They plan to get their revenge on Kevin McCallister for sending them to prison in the original film. Marv Merchants slips to Kevin McCallister about their plan to heist on Duncan's Toy Chest, unaware that Kevin McCallister is recording the plans on his Talkboy. Kevin McCallister eventually escapes from the burglars by hiding in a hansom cab.

In Miami, where Kevin McCallister's family is staying in a motel that forces them to share one room, they are informed on the whereabouts of Kevin, and they pack up to go to New York. When they get to the Plaza, they confront the hotel staff for letting Kevin McCallister check into a hotel alone in the first place and then letting him escape. Kate McCallister then decides to search for Kevin McCallister against the advice of Peter McCallister and the staff, while the rest of the family and their luggage are taken up to a complimentary suite provided by Mr. Hector. At Central Park Kevin McCallister meets the Pigeon Lady, a homeless woman who has pigeons all around her. She takes him to the basement of a concert arena (Carnegie Hall) where she lives. The two tell each other about their issues and find ways to make things better. While looking up at a kid in a hospital window with compassion and responding in kind to the kid's wave by waving right back, Kevin McCallister decides there's only one thing he can do: Stop the burglars from robbing the toy store. He sets up his Uncle's vacant renovated apartment for the booby traps, then arrives at the toy store just in time to see them taking the cash that is supposed to go to the children's hospital. He then takes two photographs of them and then throws a rock tied with a note to Mr. Duncan through the store window, shattering it and setting off the store's burglar alarm. Kevin McCallister continues to track down the two criminals and leads them to the traps. After the traps are pulled, Kevin McCallister slips on a patch of ice while escaping and is eventually captured by the crooks, who take him to Central Park to kill him; but once again, Kevin McCallister's new ally (Pigeon Lady) comes to the rescue by throwing bird seed on Harry Lime and Marv Merchants, causing the birds to attack the two. After the two are arrested, the police come upon Kevin McCallister's photos and tape and plan to use them as evidence against the pair. Back at Duncan's Toy Shop, the police inform Mr. Duncan about the apprenhension of the two criminals and he reads the note from the rock Kevin McCallister used to foil the robbery. In Times Square, Kate McCallister comes across two police officers who question her about Kevin McCallister's whereabouts. She then remembers Kevin McCallister's fondness of Christmas trees and deduces that he must be at Rockefeller Center, so she asks them to take her there. After reuniting with Kate McCallister at the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, Kevin McCallister reunites with the rest of his family and they stay at the Plaza Hotel. As a thank you to Kevin McCallister for saving his shop, Mr. Duncan sends free gifts to Kevin McCallister and his family, and Buzz McCallister says that had it not been for Kevin McCallister getting on the wrong flight, they wouldn't be in the complimentary suite with the Christmas tree and gifts in the first place; thus he allows Kevin McCallister to open up the first present as a sign of reconciliation. While his family opens presents, Kevin McCallister visits the Pigeon Lady right outside. He gives her a turtle dove (two that were given to him earlier by Mr. Duncan). He promises her that he'll never forget her and that he'll aways be her friend. Meanwhile, Buzz McCallister receives Kevin McCallister's room service bill and then shows it to Peter McCallister, who then calls out, "Kevin McCallister! You spent $967 on room service?!" Upon hearing that, Kevin McCallister heads back to the hotel, and the film ends.

Characters[]

  • Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin)
  • Harry Lime (Joe Pesci)
  • Marv Merchants (Daniel Stern)
  • Kate McCallister (Catherine O'Hara)
  • Peter McCallister (John Heard)
  • Pigeon Lady (Brenda Fricker)
  • Mr. Hector (Tim Curry)
  • Cedric (Robert Schnieder)
  • Buzz McCallister
    Heather McCallister
    Megan McCallister
    Linnie McCallister
    Jeffrey McCallister
    Franklin McCallister
    Leslie McCallister
    Rodney McCallister
    Tracy McCallister
    Sondra McCallister
    Fuller McCallister
    Brooke McCallister
    Ms. Stone
    Officer Clifford
    Security Guard

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