In the 1990 movie "Home Alone," 8-year-old Kevin McCallister is accidentally left behind (via a series of unlikely events) while the rest of his family is on vacation in Europe for the Christmas holidays.
Kevin believes the situation is due to his wish that his family would disappear, so (for some reason) does not seem alarmed, and doesn't contact the authorities. Unfortunately for Kevin, two bumbling robbers (played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) are casing the neighborhood looking for homes whose occupants are away on vacation. They settle on Kevin's house, but he prepares a series of booby traps to keep them from entering. Eventually, Kevin's family returns and the bad guys get caught.
The movie was a huge box-office success and launched the acting career of child star Macauley Culkin, who played Kevin. It spawned four sequels, each increasingly more far-fetched (this family can't possibly abandon their child so frequently, after all).
Quotes From "Home Alone"
Kevin: When I grow up and get married I'm living alone! Did you hear me? I'm living alone! I'm living alone! I'm living alone!
Kevin: I made my family disappear. I made my family disappear!
Kevin: Bless this highly nutritious microwavable macaroni and cheese dinner and the people who sold it on sale. Amen.
Kevin: This is my house, I have to defend it.
Kevin: Hey, I'm not afraid anymore! I said I'm not afraid anymore! Do you hear me? I'm not afraid anymore!
Kevin: You guys give up yet? Or are you thirsty for more?
Kevin: Down here, you idiots! Come and get me before I call the police!
Kevin: Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back.
Harry (first burglar): Merry Christmas, little fella! We know that you're in there and that you're all alone.
Harry: You bomb me with one more can, kid, and I'll snap off your cajones and boil them in motor oil!
Harry: It's too late for you, kid; we're already in the house. We're gonna get ya!
Marv (second burglar): Yeah, come on, kid, open up. It's Santa Claus… and his elf!
Marv: He's a kid. Kids are stupid. I know I was.
Marley (Kevin's elderly neighbor): You live down the street from me, right? You know anytime you see me you can always say hello, you don't have to be afraid. A lot of stuff has been said about me… none of it's true.
Kevin: No offense, aren't you too old to be afraid?
Marley: You can be too old for a lot of things, but you're never too old to be afraid.
Kate McCallister (Kevin's mother): This is Christmas, the season of perpetual hope. And I don't care if I have to get out on your runway and hitchhike. If it costs me everything I own, if I have to sell my soul to the devil himself, I am going to get home to my son.
Kate McCallister: How could we do this? We forgot him.
Peter McCallister (Kevin's father): We didn't forget him, we just miscounted.
Kate: What kind of a mother am I?
Frank: If it makes you feel any better, I forgot my reading glasses.