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Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House (2002)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Family | TV Movie 3 November 2002
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Amidst his parents' impending divorce, Kevin McCallister must foil his old nemesis Marv and his wife Vera's plot to kidnap a Crown Prince despite opposition from his dad Peter, Peter's fiancee Natalie, and Natalie's butler Mr. Prescott.

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Rod Daniel

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John Hughes (characters), Debra Frank | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
French Stewart ... Marv Merchants
Erick Avari ... Prescott
Barbara Babcock ... Molly
Jason Beghe ... Peter McCallister
Clare Carey ... Kate McCallister
Joanna Going ... Natalie
Missi Pyle ... Vera
Gideon Jacobs ... Buzz McCallister
Chelsea Russo Chelsea Russo ... Megan McCallister
Mike Weinberg ... Kevin McCallister (as Michael Weinberg)
Lisa King ... Queen
Sean Cameron Michael ... Cop (as Sean Michael)
Craig Geldenhuys Craig Geldenhuys ... Prince
Andre Roothman Andre Roothman ... King
Anton Smuts Anton Smuts ... Cab Driver
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Storyline

Kevin McCallister's parents have split up. Now living with his mom, he decides to spend Christmas with his dad at the mansion of his father's rich girlfriend, Natalie. Meanwhile robber Marv Merchants, one of the villains from the first two movies, partners up with a new criminal named Vera to hit Natalie's mansion. Written by Anonymous

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mansion | christmas | prince | trap | love | See All (58) »

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Comedy | Crime | Family

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Daniel Stern, who played Marv in the first two films, was approached to reprise his role in this one. Stern quickly declined, calling it "an insult, total garbage." On the other hand, Joe Pesci wasn't offered to reprise his role as Harry. Instead, Harry's name was only mentioned. See more »

Goofs

Though the film is set in Chicago, the palm trees are visible. See more »

Quotes

[driving a minivan and speeding]
Buzz McCallister: Mom... do you think you can slow down a little bit... Kevin's probably fine
Kate McCallister: You just keep an eye out for cops... OK
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References Annie (1982) See more »

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RIP Harry!
27 November 2004 | by uds3See all my reviews

Inarguably one of the worst movies ever made. "Movie" flatters it. This is a home video and I would think any one of 200 million families could be handed a camcorder and come up with a more interesting 89 minutes.

What the HELL is this? well, apart from a lingering insult to the first two Home Alone movies...who's to say! The second sequel was unmitigated trash, but compared to this, eligible for "best picture!" Everything from the script, the acting to the sets, seemingly knocked-up from left-overs at the nearest Reject shop, smack of Z-grade involvement. How this ever made it to a boxed set of four Home Alone movies, beats me.

Kevin's age doesn't even tally with the series...he's younger here than he was in New York...by his OWN admission. A screaming disaster from the opening scenes. Shoddy, wooden, synthetic, cheap and ultimately embarrassing for all concerned - but no more so than for the viewer!

Completely deserving of a minus one rating!

I strenuously recommend that you give this shonk a wide berth!


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