Megan McCallister: You’re not at all worried that something might happen to Kevin?
Buzz McCallister: No, for three reasons: A, I’m not that lucky. Two, we use smoke detectors and D, we live on the most boring street in the whole United States of America, where nothing even remotely dangerous will ever happen. Period.
Hillary Wolf and Devin Ratray in festive favourite Home Alone (1990). Written by John Hughes, best known for his 80s coming of age comedy dramas, the story tells of a boy left alone by mistake over Christmas and needing to protect his home from two burglars.