10 Things You Didn’t Know About Home Alone
Home Alone is synonymous with Christmas and in the more than 25 years since the film first premiered on November 16, 1990, it has become one of the top holiday films of all time. No matter how much time goes by, Kevin McAllister will forever be how Macaulay Culkin is remembered, and every year fans wonder what the former child star is up to now. While we can’t answer what exactly Kevin’s dad did to afford the unbelivable house and incredible family vacations, we do have many interesting tidbits about the iconic film. Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Home Alone:
10. What the Fridge?
There is no denying that back in 1990 what was accepted for a “family film” is much different than what is accepted now so it isn’t surprising that with the rather dark premise and surprising physical violence, some of the stars forgot they were acting in a family-friendly movie. As it turns out Joe Pesci was having a hard time not dropping f-bombs in his character Harry’s lines when he got on his rants. As a result, director Chris Columbus suggested that Pesci use the word “fridge” instead.
9. How It Began
As an original story, the complete concept behind Home Alone all came about from just one scene in the 1989 film Uncle Buck. The film, of course, starred John Candy and Macaulay Culkin, and Home Alone was derived from the single scene in Uncle Buck when Culkin’s character interrogated a potential babysitter through the letterbox in the door. Of course, Home Alone made sure to honor Uncle Buck with the scene in which Kevin pelts Marv in the face using his pellet rifle when Marv stuck his head through the doggy door.