Home Alone 3

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Home Alone 3 is a 1997 American family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes. It is the third film in the Home Alone series. The film is directed by Raja Gosnell (in his directorial debut), who served as the editor of both original films and is about Alex Pruitt, a resourceful boy who is left home alone and has to defend his home from a group of international criminals. The film was followed by 2 made-for-television sequels, Home Alone: Taking Back the House, in 2002 and Home Alone: The Holiday Heist in 2012.

Directed by Raja Gosnell. Written by John Hughes.
It's bad news for bad guys...again.(taglines)

Alex Pruitt

  • There you go, Speedy. ( gasps )
  • Oh, man. I hope they're not-- ( gasps and screams at once )


Beaupre: We are going to Chicago.
Unger: In the winter? I packed tropical.

Beaupre: There are 14 houses. The toy car must be in one of them. We're gonna have to search them all. We'll come back when it's light.
Unger: We're gonna work houses in broad daylight?
Beaupre: It's the suburbs, Mr. Unger. Nobody's home during the day.

Karen: You get in that bed, young man.
Alex: Excuse me, but I saw a man in Karen Stephan's bedroom, a little older than Dad, and he was wearing butt inspection gloves.
Karen: I have warned you about that telescope. You look through it long enough, you're gonna start seeing things, whether or not they're there.
Alex: Well, I guess you have to be 35 before anyone around here listens to you.
Karen: Don't get smart with me, Alex. Sick or not, I am very angry with you. You caused a lot of trouble today. Dad and I have to replace a door at the Stephans'. Do you think we're happy about that?
Alex: I saw what I saw!

[Mr. Unger and Mr. Jernigan meet Beaupre, who just found Alex's toy car, at the Alcott's house]
Jernigan: It's a video camera. Someone's onto us.
Unger: Do you think this really matters? Chip's in the car. We're at the airport in 45 minutes.
Beaupre: Where's Alice?
Alice: [as she pushes a baby stroller to the Alcott's shed] What happened?
Beaupre: There's a woman in the house. I'll go back in and deal with her. Get the chip.
[Beaupre then hands Alice the car]

Jernigan: Unger. What's your position?
Unger: Heading down Washington Street.
Jernigan: I didn't copy. Where?
Unger: I said, I'm heading to Wuh-ah-ah-ah...
[Jernigan runs over Unger while driving]
Unger: Stop, you nitwit!
[the car stops and Unger collapses into the snow]

Unger: I can't tell you how much I appreciate you hitting me with the minivan.
Jernigan: Never let your emotions get the best of you. You weren't paying attention. You should have been more vigilant.
Unger: You should've taken driver's ed. I'm gonna have bad knees when I'm old and I'll have Burton Jernigan to thank.

[Alice has just split her pants open at the rear while on a secret spy mission]
Alice: I need assistance. I'm exposed.

[as Alice locks them in Mrs. Hess' garage, intending to keep her from interfering]
Mrs. Hess: What are you doing?
Alice: I left my heart in San Francisco.

Alex: Heads up!
[unleashes booby trap that releases dumbbells on Beaupre and Unger]
Alex: [donging is heard] Ouch.

[Alice finds Beaupre and Unger lying on the doorstep]
Alice: You got hit with a book?
Unger: Books. Plural. A trunk full of books. And then a set of weights. We got hit twice, ya dumb broad.
Alice: Excuse me, Mr. Unger. I didn't get taken down by an infant.
Beaupre: We didn't anticipate the defense the boy would mount.

Beaupre: [as he peeks into the mailslot of Alex's house] You can run, but you can't hide, Junior!
Alex: Surprise!
[he sprays black paint in Beaupre's eyes]
Alex: What a loser.

[Alex hides in the closet as Unger tries to unlock the door]
Unger: I'm coming for you, shorty, to pay you back for all the misery you caused me.
Alice: Mr. Unger, what are you doing?
Unger: Kid's in the closet. Scaring him a little, just before I grab him. And behind door number one...!
[he opens the closet door to see Alex isn't there; just shelves stacked with towels]
Unger: [disapponted] ...towels.
Jernigan: Hmph.
Unger: I saw this door close.
Alice: Idiot.
[Alex is hiding in a bag hanging from the door]
Unger: Would I make it up? Why? What's the point? We working on commission here?

Jernigan: [hit in the groin by Alice's crowbar] You smacked my winkie!
Alice: Well, if you changed your shorts once in a while, maybe you wouldn't have rats in your pants!

Police Officer #1: Freeze!
Unger: [in the pool frozen with Jernigan] You gotta be kidding me.

Alex: There's a senior citizen across the street who's gonna need some soup and a doctor to look at her feet. There's two guys in our pool and a woman in our basement. The other one's gone.
Agent Stuckey: [shows Alex a photo of Beaupre] Is this him?
Alex: Yep.
Agent Stuckey: For seven years, I've been after this guy. He always manages to slip away. Thanks.

Mrs. Hess: I had the chicken pox when Herbert Hoover was in the White House.

Alex: Oh, man. I hope they're not-- ( gasps and screams )
Molly: Alex, slammed the toilet seat down on his thing again.
Parrot: Bull's-eye.
Karen: Alex! What happened?
Stan: I had nothing to do with this. I'm innocent.
Jack: I'll call back.
Phone: All right.
Jack: Alex!


  • It's bad news for bad guys...again.
  • Ready for more. Much more.
  • There is a new kid on the block.



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