When the “Home Alone” movie went viral, kids not only wanted to be like Macaulay Culkin, adults admired him a lot. The film pushed him into the real world and into the spotlight. While the movie was one of the most amazing films of 1990, there are a lot of hidden facts about it. Lucky for you, we have these facts on a platter of gold for you.
A High School Setting:
Sometimes, fans do not know where the film they watch was shot; in which town or state some scenes took place.
For the amazing “Home Alone,” a large percentage of it was shot in a local High School located at Winnetka, Illinois. Back in 1990, people were not exposed to technologies, so the producers of the film had to put in extra work to make sure that the quality of the video came out well.
The Black & White Movie Was Real:
Many people may not know this but the gangster flick in the movie was an original film. It was specifically made for that scene, to scare the guy who was delivering pizza away.
Macaulay Culkin Had A Stunt Double:
Some people may not know this, but Culkin was a little boy and there was no way he could pull all those stunts himself. It was revealed that his stunt double at the time, was Larry Nicholas, a 30-year-old man. This stunt double looked exactly like 9-year-old Macaulay Culkin at the time because they had the same height and physique. This would shock anyone who had no idea because it is rare to see a 30-year-old adult that looks exactly like a 9-year-old in the dark.
The Faked Boobytraps:
The scene where Pesci’s head was blowtorched, was a practical and smart lie by the producers. Initially, they shot this scene with a mannequin that looked exactly like him and it looked real to viewers. Another fake scene was when Daniel Stern Marv was seen walking on ice. Naturally, a real human leg would not be able to last a few steps, but Marv had on a rubber prosthetic legs that looked like his feet. Also, when he was stepped into the house, it was not glass he was stepping on, rather, it was candy made to look like glass.
A Registered Phone Number Was Used:
Usually, in movies, when people have to call the number of a person, it is usually not a real one. However, in “Home Alone 2,” the Plaza Hotel that Kevin called in the movie was the hotel’s real number in real life. This is shocking because it goes against the practice of Hollywood, to make use of fake or unregistered numbers. This is to protect the identity of the actors in the movie and stop people from getting to them through their phones.