Friday, December 18, 2009

The 12 Trailers of Christmas: Home Alone

In 1990 writer/producer John Hughes introduced us to Kevin McCallister and holiday movies would never be quite the same.
Through the eyes of director Chris Columbus, Home Alone would become both a box-office hit and a holiday tradition. An unforgettable cast introduced child star sensation Macaulay Culkin and surrounded him with great actors playing characters who easily might have stepped from the frames of a Warner Brothers cartoon. That cast, which included John Heard, Catherine O'Hara and John Candy, also featured a talented selection of young actors as the McCallister family (including Macauley's younger brother Kieran) and of course, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern as the infamous "wet bandits".

Earning more than a half billion dollars at worldwide box-offices, Twentieth Century-Fox's biggest challenge would be holding the cast together for a sequel while still being able to capitalize on Culkin's young age. They succeeded two years later with Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. You can look forward to seeing that trailer when you stop back tomorrow.

For now, kick back and enjoy #8 in our 12 Trailers of Christmas countdown, Home Alone.

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