25 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Home Alone Movie

There is no need to introduce Home Alone. Directed by Chris Columbus, this 1990 family comedy became the most successful and popular Christmas-themed movie ever. It was the No. 1 movie at the box office for an incredible 12 straight weeks, from its first release weekend of November 16–18, 1990 through the weekend of February 1–3, 1991. Listed in the Guinness World Records as the highest-grossing live-action comedy ever, Home Alone is something that millions of people all over the world should not be without on Christmas. Most of us have seen this iconic film many times but I am sure there are things and facts about the comedy you didn’t know such as these 25 Home Alone movie facts.

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The movie was so successful it even prompted the creation of a new Hollywood verb: "to be Home Aloned”, meaning to have film's box office potential affected by the impact of Home Alone.

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The tarantula scene was real. Daniel Stern (Marv) agreed to have the spider on his face. But in order to not frighten the spider, Stern had to mime the scream and have the sound dubbed in later.

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The Buzz’s girlfriend actually was not a girl at all, it was the art director’s son made up to look like a girl. Columbus thought using a real girl’s photo would be too cruel for an actual teenage girl.

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Kevin's tree house in the backyard was built specifically for the movie and was demolished after the filming.

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Joe Pesci (Harry) was constantly forgetting it was supposed to be a family comedy and kept dropping F-bombs during filming. Columbus told him to say “fridge” instead.

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