Read the "Home Alone" Screenplay
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Have you read the original "Home Alone" screenplay by the late, great John Hughes? See it right here, right now! This isn't a product of fan labor, and it's not a transcript. Get ready, because you're about to immerse yourself in something fantastic. No sign up required.
And, for your consideration, we offer the revised draft from February 1990. Free, of course, from 8FLiX and 20th Century Studios.
Also, you can learn a little more about the writer, John Hughes. Just click or tap his name to get started.
Okay, now let's get to the goods!
Discover More About the "Home Alone" Screenplay
Just the facts, and everything else you should know.
Okay, so in addition to the film's logline and poster are some of the most important details about the script. You'll notice that we've attached a "classification" label inside of a color-coded border. For a better understanding of the screenplay's source, have a look at the "Glossary" a little further down.
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Now, let's go through what we have for you today.
Take a look at the "Home Alone" synopsis.
Eight-year-old Kevin McAllister is accidentally left behind in suburban Chicago while his family travels on vacation to France during the holiday season. Once he realizes they've left him home alone, Kevin learns to fend for himself and protect his house against bumbling burglars, Harry and Marv, who are planning to rob every house in the neighborhood.
Kevin's mother Kate is frantic when she realizes that she and the family have unintentionally left Kevin behind. She tries to make it back to Chicago as fast as she can, getting help from a polka band leader named Gus Polinski. 20th Century Studios
"Home Alone" Screenplay Details.
Whether you're a fan or an aspiring screenwriter, here are some important particulars you'll want to know.
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Wondering about the screenplay's origin? Here's what we know.
It's the same, but different.
All right, so our understanding is that a professional screenwriter retyped the original script. Think of it as a modern-day "photocopy." So, that means you'll see all of the original author's spelling, grammatical, and/or formatting anomalies.
For Your Consideration.
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Official, authentic, real.
Like FYC screenplays, this is an official copy provided by the studio or original author.
This is a tricky one to explain. On one hand, this screenplay is an unofficial copy. On the other, it's formatted and transcribed by a professional writer and not a fan. Basically, that's why we've chosen to list it. So, although the typesetting and dialogue may be accurate, the scenarios and action blocks are likely not the works of the original credited screenwriter.
Digitized version of the screenplay-actual.
Using a scanner, the paper version of the ORIGINAL script was digitized. Yep, it's that simple.