- "You can mess with a lot of things, but you can't mess with kids on Christmas."
After getting into a fight with his older brother, Buzz McCallister, because he purposely ate Kevin's cheese pizza, Kevin is sent to the third floor of the house by his mother Kate. The next morning as the family prepares to leave, Kevin is still sleeping. His cousin Heather mistakes Mitch Murphy, Kevin's neighbor who was just about to leave for vacation too. The family, in a rush, hurries of to the airport and not realizing that Kevin isn't with them. Later, Kevin wakes up to find his whole family gone. Kevin is in thrill, he believes his wish came true, that he made his family disappear. He watches a gangster movie and eats ice cream After a little while, he starts to love his family being gone. Harry and Marv, two bandits, start robbing houses in his neighborhood. They plan to rob Kevin's house, too, but he scares them off multiple times. They discover that he's just a kid, and plan to come back and rob his house at 9:00pm. on Christmas Eve.
Before they come, Kevin goes to see Santa. He tells him that instead of presents, he wants his family to come home. He later walks by a house and sees a happy family eating together. He misses his family for a second, then remembers how great it is. Kevin goes to the church, and discovers that Mr. Marley isn't as scary as Kevin heard. Kevin advises him to do something about his son.
This conversation apparently encourages Kevin to face Harry and Marv, setting up booby traps for the both of them. After they start chasing him, he calls the cops. Kevin uses a home-made zipline to get to his tree house, then Harry and Marv start chasing him. He leads them to the Murphy's house, which they've already robbed. They are one step ahead of him this time, and they catch him. Just in time, Old Man Marley arrives and saves him. He wakes up on Christmas morning and looks for his family, but they aren't there. In glee, he goes back into his parents room. His mother arrives a few minutes later, and after a disappointing (for Kevin) reunion, the rest of his family arrives. After greeting everyone and they leave Kevin alone, Kevin heads over to the window, looks out and smiles upon seeing that Marley has taken his advice and made up with his son, granddaughter, and daughter-in-law. A moment later, Buzz shouts, "Kevin! What did you do to my room?!" Which makes Kevin run away.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New YorkEdit
One year after the events of the first film, the McCallisters are now going to Florida for Christmas. Kevin sees Florida as contradictory to Christmas because he thinks there are no Christmas trees in Florida. While unplugging a charger for camcorder batteries, Kevin's father, Peter, accidentally unplugged the alarm clock. When he plugged it back in, the alarm clock is accidentally set to 12:00 p.m and didn't even bother to notice. During a school Christmas pageant, Kevin's older brother Buzz humiliates him during his solo, causing Kevin to retaliate and ruin the performance. After Buzz says to Kevin " Beat that, you little trout sniffer", Kevin refuses to apologize for his actions and is annoyed with his family's decision to go to Florida, before going up to his third floor bedroom of the house and after an argument with his mother about the vacation to Florida, Kevin wishes to have his own vacation alone after Kate reminds Kevin about his wish to be home alone last year and tells him that he'll get it this year and Kevin tells her that he hopes so too. During the night, a newspaper flies to the door thanks to the wind. The newspaper said that Harry and Marv escaped from prison during a riot. In the confusion and rush to reach the airport on time, Kevin boards a flight bound for New York City, carrying Peter's bag containing his wallet, credit cards and a large amount of cash as Kevin realizes that his family is in Florida and he is in New York. The family is unaware that he is missing until after they land in Miami and pick up their luggage.
In New York, Kevin tours the city and convinces the staff at the Plaza Hotel into giving him a room using Peter's credit card. During a visit to Central Park, Kevin is frightened by the appearance of a homeless woman tending to pigeons.
On Christmas Eve, Kevin tours the city in a limousine and visits a toy store where he meets its philanthropic owner, Mr. Duncan. Kevin learns that the proceeds from the store's Christmas sales will be donated to a children's hospital. Duncan gives Kevin a pair of ceramic turtledoves as a gift, instructing him to give one to another person as a sign of eternal friendship. After encountering the Wet Bandits Harry and Marv (who recently escaped from prison and are now called the Sticky Bandits), Kevin retreats to the hotel. The hotel's concierge Mr. Hector confronts Kevin about the credit card which has been reported stolen. Kevin flees after evading Mr. Hector, but is captured by Harry and Marv. Marv took his ticket out of his hand that he was going on round trip to Miami with his family, and told him that he got on the wrong plane. And Harry took it and ripped Kevin's ticket, so that way Kevin can't get back home or get to Miami with his family. The duo discuss plans for robbing the toy store that night, before Kevin escapes, having recorded the entire conversation without the Sticky Bandits noticing.
Following advice from the pigeon lady, who he now understands how her life has fallen apart and how she dealt with it by taking care of the pigeons in the park, Kevin vows to the pigeon lady that he will be her friend. He goes to an old townhouse under renovation, owned by his uncle Rob and aunt Georgette, and sets up various traps in preparation for facing off once again against Harry and Marv.
He then arrives at the toy store during Harry and Marv's robbery, throws a brick through the window, setting off the store's alarm, and leads the pair to the townhouse, springing the traps. When the duo close in on Kevin, he flees the townhouse and calls the police. Harry and Marv are able to catch Kevin and attempt to kill him in Central Park. The pigeon lady incapacitates the duo by throwing birdseed onto them, which attracts the birds and causes them to swarm the crooks, and Kevin sets off fireworks he had bought earlier to signal the police. Harry and Marv are arrested. While at the toy store, Mr. Duncan finds a note from Kevin attached to the brick explaining what happened. At the World's Largest Christmas Tree, Kevin wishes to see his mother again and tells her that's he's sorry. Kate arrives just in time and she and Kevin reconcile as the two head back to the hotel and Kate tells Kevin that the family didn't like the palm trees and having Christmas in Florida.
On Christmas morning at the Plaza Hotel, Kevin and Buzz reconcile and Buzz allows him to open up the first present. Kevin goes to Central Park to give the pigeon lady the second turtledove. At the hotel, Buzz receives the bill for Kevin's stay from Cedric. Peter suddenly calls out, "Kevin, you spent $967 on room service?!", at which point Kevin runs away again.
Home Alone (video game)Edit
In the 2006 PS2 video game Home Alone, Kevin is one of four playable characters. He is represented as a boy with blonde hair, blue eyes and a red sweater (like his film counterpart) and must defend his house from burglars by locking the doors.
Kevin is quite the MacGyver, shown when he defends his home from Harry and Marv on Christmas Eve in the first film.