Earl Unger is one of the four villains of Home Alone 3 and the quaternary antagonist. He, along with Peter Beaupre , Burton Jernigan and Alice Ribbons, is one of the four internationally wanted criminals who have stolen a valuable missile cloaking computer chip for a North Korean terrorist group. He was portrayed by David Thornton.
Unger is tall, has a stubble, long hair, and dresses as an old man for most of the movie. During the final battle he wears a gray-and-white camouflage suit. He gets electrocuted, a trunk of books and a set of weights fall onto his head, then he gets hit by Plaster of Paris, then hit in the head by a window, then gets his feet caught in two pullable Mega Bloks canisters filled with glue, then gets his fingers stuck in a mouse trap, and finally crashes into a frozen swimming pool.
"Books. Plural a trunk, full of books. Then a set of weights. We got hit twice, you dumb broad!"
"I said, I'm heading to Wuh-ah-ah-ah...[Jernigan runs over Unger while driving] ...Stop, you nitwit!"
"In the winter? I packed tropical."
"I'm coming for you, shorty, to pay you back for all the misery you caused me."
- After the movie was finished filming, David Thornton got a very short haircut. This was why his character appeared in the picture of the back of the movie box with short hair.
- David Thornton is marrie to singer Cyndi Lauper.