Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

17 Facts about Home Alone You Never Knew

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

17 Facts about Home Alone You Never Knew

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THE year 1990 was a simpler time. Kevin McCallister was a young boy about to set off on a holiday with his family, but as we know this didn't happen.

He got separated not once but twice and was forced to defend himself against bungling burglars Marv and Harry, aka The Wet Bandits. Home Alone was a box office smash and fans have picked up on many of its quirky facts.

Here's 17 of them.

1. Home Alone cracked The Guinness Book of World Records as the Highest Box-Office Gross - Comedy, accumulating $476.6 million worldwide.

2. The poster and iconic image of Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) with his hands on his face, screaming from the sting of aftershave, is based on the famous painting The Scream by Edvard Munch.

3. Macaulay Culkin improvised one of the best lines in the film: "You guys give up, or are you thirsty for more?"

4. Joe Pesci (Harry) kept forgetting that he was filming a family movie during his character's on-screen outbursts, so director Chris Colombus advised him to say "fridge" instead of a certain other word.

5. Pesci avoided Culkin on set because he wanted the young actor to be afraid of him and think he was a meanie.

6. John Candy, who plays Gus Polinski, "the Polka King of the Midwest", improvised all of his lines.

7. The movie that Kevin watches on videotape is not a real film, but footage specially created. …

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