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'Kevin!' From filming locations to Macaulay Culkin's age, what to know about 'Home Alone'

Macaulay Culkin in a publicity still for "Home Alone".
Macaulay Culkin in a publicity still for "Home Alone".

It's that time of year to watch an 8-year-old outwit two adults with progressively zanier traps.

The holiday classic "Home Alone" is slipping back into movie nights and Disney+ queues as the Christmas season approaches.

Written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Christopher Columbus, the film follows the antics of Kevin McCallister, played by Macaulay Culkin, as he is accidentally left behind by parents who jet off to Paris for Christmas.

While they are gone, Kevin has to fend off two house burglars, the self-proclaimed "wet bandits," played by Oscar winner Joe Pesci ("GoodFellas") and Daniel Stern.

Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal and enjoy finding out everything you ever wanted to know about "Home Alone."

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Where was "Home Alone" filmed?

Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister in "Home Alone".
Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister in "Home Alone".

The primary filming location for "Home Alone" was 671 Lincoln Avenue in Winnetka, Illinois. That's the setting of the McCallister family's stunning home.

Other filming locations include a nearby house at 656 Lincoln Avenue and other locations in Illinois while recreated sets were built at New Trier High School.

When was "Home Alone" filmed?

Principal filming for "Home Alone" occurred from Feb. 14, 1990 to May 8, 1990.

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When was "Home Alone" released?

"Home Alone" was released on Nov. 16, 1990.

How many 'Home Alone' movies are there?

There are five films in the "Home Alone" franchise. "Home Alone," "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" and "Home Alone 3" each received theater distribution while "Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House" and "Home Alone: Holiday Heist" were both sent straight to television.

How old is Kevin in Home Alone?

The character of Kevin McCallister is 8 years old in "Home Alone."

How old was Macaulay Culkin when 'Home Alone' was filmed?

Macaulay Culkin was 9 years old when "Home Alone" was filmed and 10 when it was released.

What is Macaulay Culkin doing now?

Macaulay Culkin attends the final Los Angeles Rams game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Dec 29, 2019.
Macaulay Culkin attends the final Los Angeles Rams game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Dec 29, 2019.

After "Home Alone," Culkin went on to act in films like "My Girl" (1991), "The Good Son" (1993) and "Ri¢hie Ri¢h" (1994), before taking a break from the limelight.

“It started feeling like a chore," he told "Esquire" in an article published February 2020. "I started vocalizing that and not being heard: I was saying, 'I wanna go to school – I haven’t done a full year of school since first grade.’"

Still, he told Ellen DeGeneres in a 2018 interview that he is grateful for his hot, early career.

"I felt like some kid worked really, really hard, and I inherited all of his money, pretty much," he said. "It allows me to treat everything like a hobby, really."

Culkin brought back his Kevin McCallister role for the web series ":DRYVRS" in 2015, which imagines the grown-up McCallister experiencing emotional effects from battling burglars in his childhood.

Culkin, now 43 years old, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, where his "Home Alone" mom, Catherine O'Hara, 69, honored him. Also at the ceremony were his fiancée, Brenda Song, and the couple's two sons.

Culkin's "Home Alone" dad, John Heard, died in 2017 at the age of 71. Pesci is 80 and Stern is 66.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'Home Alone': All your questions about the Christmas classic answered