People Are Only Just Realising Who The Cop In Home Alone Is


How did we not realise this!?

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Some Home Alone fans are only now realising who plays the police officer at the beginning of the movie after more than 30 years and numerous rewatches.

Home Alone was first published 32 years ago, to be exact. Therefore, even individuals who were just in their infancy when the McCallister family left on their vacation without Kevin are old enough to have seen the movie more than two dozen times by the time they reach adulthood.

Why, then, did it take so long for people to realise that the police officer is someone we are extremely familiar with?

The police officer first appears when the opening credits are rolling in the movie. The multiple McCallister children can be seen running through their enormous home while he tries to attract someone’s attention, only to be constantly told that their parents aren’t present.

“All kids, no parents, probably a fancy orphanage,” we hear him say. The policeman eventually succeeds in getting Kevin’s father’s attention and informs him that there are “a lot of burglaries around the holidays,” so he wants to make sure the family is taking the appropriate security measures.

The father confirms that the household’s lights and door locks are on timers, and his wife then lets slip that the family will be departing for their vacation the next morning. All of this information may be helpful to someone who intends to rob the house.

The police officer’s identity isn’t exactly concealed in the movie, but allegedly some spectators didn’t recognise him when he reappeared later. You see, Harry, one of our Wet Bandits, is the cop’s partner in crime in addition to being a police officer.

If you were among those who believed something to be obvious, you probably find it unbelievable that anyone could have overlooked it. But they did, and they acknowledged it on Twitter.

“just found out the “cop” from home alone was THE ROBBER IN THE MOVIE i’m a f***ing idiot,” one baffled person wrote,

While another wrote: “did u guys know the cop from home alone was also the robber.”

Joe Pesci plays both the cop and the robber, thus it stands to reason that Harry was even more shocked to discover Kevin at home given that his entire family had been expecting to travel for the holidays.

Thankfully, Kevin’s amazing booby traps defeated the robber.

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However, according to the movie website GiantFreakingRobotThe most recent Home Alone installment was Home Sweet Home Alone, the sixth film in the franchise and starring Archie Yates as Max Mercer. Max protects his home in the same booby-trapped fashion, but the whole thing is a mistake. and their reliable sources, Macaulay Culkin is slated to return for a new Home Alone film for Disney+.

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Now as a fully grown adult we assume that that Culkin’s character will not be the one laying traps this time, but he is returning to his finest franchise.

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The most recent Home Alone installment was Home Sweet Home Alone, the sixth film in the franchise and starring Archie Yates as Max Mercer. Max protects his home in the same booby-trapped fashion, but the whole thing is a mistake.

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The world does introduce some older characters, such as Devin Raytray as Officer Buzz McCallister, and even reveals that Macaulay Culkin’s Kevin operates a security firm which makes sense after battling against two burglars in both movies!

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Joe Pesci, who portrayed one of the original films’ wet bandits, stated a few months ago that he would be prepared to return to the Home Alone world, and he has also been increasing his acting roles recently.

Macaulay Culkin’s return to Home Alone would be the best Christmas present we could ask for this year and we just hope that these rumours are true and we hear about a confirmation date soon!

Until then you bet we’ll be watching both Home Alone movies this Christmas and every Christmas after that!

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