13 Interesting Facts about the Movie Home Alone

TVOvermind | 10/12/2018 | Nat Berman
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It’s hard to believe it’s been over 25 years since Home Alone was put on the silver screen. Since that time Macaulay Culkin has undergone quite a transformation. John Heard, who played his dad, turned out to be not such a nice guy, and Buzz of all people is still in movies! As the winter gears up I will definitely be watching this classic. The funny thing is that it’s just such a dumb movie and yet everyone loves it.

Even better. Joe Pesci! Yes, Joe Pesci. The same guy who curses and beats people in classic gangster films is actually the villain in a completely loony and slapstick role. So as we try and ponder how the **** this is one of the highest grossing Christmas movies ever, here are 13 facts you might not have known about the movie.

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The girlfriend of Buzz (Kevin’s brother) was in fact not a girl but the son of the movie’s artistic director made up to look like one. The director didn’t want to upset a teenage girl by using her picture.

Actor Joe Pesci (who plays Harry) often forgot that he was starring in a family movie, and often the word “f***“ could be heard coming from his mouth when shooting. The director advised him to try to replace the offending word with ”fridge.”

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To make the movie more realistic, Joe Pesci wanted Macaulay Culkin (Kevin) to genuinely feel scared of him, so he tried to see him as little as possible on set. Once, Pesci actually wounded the child actor by accident. It happened when they were practicing the scene where the two criminals hang Kevin up on a hook, and Pesci’s character says, “I’m gonna bite off every one of these little fingers one at a time.” The actor did indeed bite Macaulay’s...
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