The Home Alone Story

The Home Alone Story | Channel 5

 

A late addition to the strand was this festive one-off – marking, incredibly, thirty years since the release of John Hughes’s monster hit movie, about a young boy accidentally left behind by his family when they depart in hurried confusion for a festive flight from Chicago to Paris. Few at the time could foresee the massive cultural phenomenon which this hilarious, if sometimes actually quite moving, comedy would become – spawning numerous sequels and making an international child-star out of Macaulay Culkin. Even fewer know quite how troubled the production was, or how very close it was to being shelved forever…