So we agreed to put him in the movie, and when we screened it for the first time the oddest thing happened: People cheered when Trump showed up on-screen. He saw an obvious branding opportunity and demanded he be included.
In another oral history of Someone published today, Columbus also explained why he would never work with Chevy Chase. If this gets back to the big guy, he's likely to withdraw his support of Columbus Day.
Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. After President Trump was purged from social media platforms this week, movie fans are now calling for the removal of his cameo in 1992's HomeAlone2 : Lost in New York.
© imago images / Prod.DB HomeAlone2 Fans Want Donald Trump Cameo Removed After President Trump was purged from social media platforms this week, movie fans are now calling for the removal of his cameo in 1992's HomeAlone2 : Lost in New York. Now, if movie fans could have it their way, Trump's cameo in HomeAlone2 : Lost in New York would also hit the cutting room floor.
Famously, Trump cameos in the 1992 sequel to Someone, directing “Kevin McAllister” (Macaulay Colin) to the lobby in a hotel. In an odd turn of events, some outlets are even reporting that Christopher Plummer will officially replace Trump's cameo in the scene.
But it appears they've been duped by a verified user who jokingly wrote: “BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump to be digitally replaced in HOMEALONE2 with actor, Christopher Plummer.” The TrumpHomeAlone cameo also made headlines in late 2020, when it was revisited by the film's director, Chris Columbus.
Following the Capitol Building riots, during which five people died, the outgoing president was permanently suspended from Twitter, and banned for the remainder of his term by Facebook, which also owns Instagram. The scene shows McClain's character accidentally ending up in the Big Apple while his family was on a vacation in Miami.
Comic Book Writer Don Scott shared the news with fans on Twitter and wrote, Donald Trump to be digitally replaced in HOMEALONE2 with actor, Christopher Plummer.” Reportedly, for Canadian viewers, DonaldTrump's cameo in HomeAlone2 had already been cut from the film's CBS broadcast back in December 2019.
Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr, had reacted to the same called the edit “pathetic,” and implied it was politically motivated. CBC Head of Public Affairs Chuck Thompson clarified saying that the scene was cut for a time when it was adapted for TV, back in 2014 before Trump was elected.
Colin himself called attention to the cameo in a 2018 Reddit AMA when he was asked which Someone he prefers. “The first one was more fun because we didn’t know what we were walking into and it was a lot less flying all over the place; it was all in Chicago,” Colin replied.
In a new interview with Yahoo Entertainment, Someone and HomeAlone2 director Chris Columbus explained how that cameo came to be when the script called for scenes at New York’s famous Plaza Hotel, which Trump purchased in 1988. “Well, it's very similar to what's going on today,” says Columbus, whose next film The Christmas Chronicles 2 hits Netflix Nov. 26.
“We got wind back that the only way we could get into The Plaza Hotel was if Donald Trump had a cameo in the movie. In 2017, actor Matt Damon blew the lid off the secret behind the self-promoting businessman-turned-reality TV star-turned president’s long list of Hollywood cameos, while explaining how a similar maneuver was used for his 1992 film Scent of a Woman.
The movie includes a scene shot at The Plaza Hotel’s now-defunct Oak Room bar and restaurant. “The deal was that if you wanted to shoot in one of his buildings, you had to write him in a part,” Damon told The Hollywood Reporter.
You have to waste an hour of your day with a bull**t shot: Donald Trump walks in and Al Pacino’s like, 'Hello, Mr. Trump !' Costars Daniel Stern and Joe Pesci, who played hapless robbers Mary and Harry, at least benefited from Trump ’s involvement in the sequel.
In a 2018 interview with Yahoo, Stern said they were drinking at one of the hotel’s bars while filming when Trump approached and offered to pick up their tab. Columbus, meanwhile, couldn’t help but draw comparisons between his experience with Trump and current events, with the president refusing to concede an election that has been called by all major media outlets and in which he trails by 73 electoral votes and more than 5 million popular votes.
The Plaza Hotel filed for bankruptcy under Trump in 1992, the same year Lost in New York was released. Donald Trump with Macaulay Colin in a scene from HomeAlone2.
Biden announced he is nominating Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo as his commerce secretary, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh his labor secretary and Isabel Guzman, a former Obama administration official, as head of the Small Business Administration.
As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud. White House chief of staff John Kelly listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a briefing with senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House October 5, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
PHOTO: Andrew Harder/Pool/Getty Images Elaine Chao, U.S. secretary of transportation, speaks during the White House State Leadership Day conference in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018.
Juliana answered a range of questions relating to the issues surrounding the impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Donald Trump, and other issues during the briefing. Social media sites have banned him as well, as if he was a teenager in a Call of Duty chat room.
The scene where Macaulay Colin's Kevin McAllister asks Trump for directions while lost in New York was clipped from the film. This happened years ago, but now Americans who knew (or just caught wind) of this fact have turned to Twitter to demand the US does the same.
They were met with heavy backlash from Trump supporters in America, and even a few Canadian conservatives felt some type of way. Ever since Donald Trump was banned from Twitter, the internet has been very good at finding ways to poke fun at the situation.
Some users on IMDB edited HomeAlone2's trivia to include facts about Donald Trump and how he was a “star” of the movie, which seemed to be heading for rough times. When some Twitter users found these new trivia pieces, they began to post and comment about them.
There was also an asking price of $30,000 per night, a far cry from the $900 room service bill that the main character's father was yelling about. The producers might have been willing to do whatever was asked not to pay any extra fees to shoot their movies at the Plaza Hotel.
Chris Columbus was happy to film it, but he did acknowledge that it wasn't exactly necessary, though it was warranted, given the success of the original movie. But in the publication's interview with Chris Columbus, Insider quoted the director as saying that the cast and crew ran into a problem once they'd paid their dues.