What's your favorite scene? Is it John Candy as the Polka King offering Mrs. McCallister a ride home; Kevin lip syncing in the mirror to The Drifters’ “White Christmas” during his morning grooming; the emotional discussion about the importance of family Kevin has with his elderly next door neighbor in church on Christmas Eve? Or, when Santa Claus offers Kevin green Tic Tacs instead of the usual candy cane?
If you look closely, you may recognize Fuller, Kevin’s bed-wetting cousin as Macaulay Culkin’s real-life brother/actor, Kieran Culkin. And, Kevin's brother Jeff is played by Michael C. Maronna who went on to play Big Pete on the Nickelodeon series The Adventures of Pete and Pete.
This movie was such a success, it spawned three more: 1992's Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, 1997's Home Alone 3, and 2002's Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House. The second movie in the franchise sees Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister alone in New York City and once again taking on the Wet Bandits. Home Alone 3 sees another 8 year-old, Alex Pruitt, home alone with the chicken pox defending his home against four international thieves. (This movie also includes a very young Scarlett Johansson!) And, the TV movie Home Alone 4 returns with the characters of Kevin McCallister and the thief Marv now involved in a kidnapping plot. However, the familiar characters are re-cast. Marv, twice played by Daniel Stern, is now unbelievably played by French Stewart.