Joe Pesci Reveals He Got His A** Kicked Filming ‘Home Alone:’ “I Did Sustain Serious Burns On Top My Head”

Home Alone 2

When it comes to my yearly Christmas movies to watch list, Home Alone and Home Alone 2 will always be at the top of my list once December rolls around.

I mean c’mon, both movies contain high quality humor, a bit of action, and the fact they were able to make a sequel that was equally as good, if not better than the first?

That’s some impressive work.

McCaulay Culkin was perfect as Kevin McCallister, the kid who always ended up getting stranded by his family on Christmas, and not to mention, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern as the robbers Harry and Marv was absolute gold.

The movies will always stand the test of time, and will never be not funny to me.

Dare I say, the best Christmas movie of all time?

With that being said, Pesci, who is 79-years-old now, recently sat down for an interview with People Magazine to discuss the 30th anniversary of Home Alone 2.

And while he was discussing filming the movies, he mentioned that he also sustained a few serious injuries as well.

He shared:

“It was a nice change of pace to do that particular type of slapstick comedy. But the ‘Home Alone’ movies were a more physical type of comedy, therefore, a little more demanding.”

Pesci also recalled working with Culkin for the movies:

“I remember Macaulay as being a really sweet kid and, even at his age, very professional. I intentionally limited my interactions with him to preserve the dynamic between his character, Kevin, and my character Harry.”

He mentioned that he didn’t want to come across as “friendly” to Culkin at the time, to maintain his character as a robber in the movie:

“I wanted to maintain the integrity of the adversarial relationship.”

After that, he also mentioned that he got seriously injured while filming the scene where the top of his head got burned by a blowtorch in Home Alone 2:

“In addition to the expected bumps, bruises, and general pains that you would associate with that particular type of physical humor, I did sustain serious burns to the top of my head during the scene where Harry’s hat is set on fire.”


That’s some commitment to the trade right there, nearly suffering third degree burns and all.

But hey, it was a hilarious scene, nonetheless.

Relive the scene here:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock