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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

This routine sequel has a trio of nice cameos, but no surprises. Through mix-ups, Kevin (Culkin) gets detached from the family again, and while they fly on holiday to Florida, he fetches up alone in New York. Bad burglars Harry (Pesci) and Marv (Stern) turn up again to rob a toyshop of its Christmas takings, which owner Mr Duncan (Bracken) has earmarked for a children's hospital. Wandering about Central Park, Kevin encounters a sinister-seeming but actually lonely pigeon lady (Fricker), and advises her about love and life (much as he did the sinister-seeming but lonely snow-shoveller in the earlier film). His sojourn at the Plaza Hotel is fraught with suspicious staff (Curry), but his battle with the burglars - surely the point of these flicks - mistakes the pain threshold for hilarity.

Release details

Duration: 120 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Chris Columbus
Screenwriter: John Hughes
Cast: Macaulay Culkin
Joe Pesci
Daniel Stern
Catherine O'Hara
John Heard
Devin Ratray
Brenda Fricker
Eddie Bracken
Tim Curry