#LifeWasALie: Gangster movie in 'Home Alone' is not real
Every day we learn something new, and as we turn smarter (?), a lot of our childhood beliefs stand shattered. For instance, Home Alone is one of the eternally iconic Christmas movies and in the film, the protagonist watches a gangster movie. It turns out that gangster movie does not exist, much to the shock of Home Alone fans, including notable Hollywood stars.
Despite iconic dialogue, the movie never existed
The gangster movie spawned an iconic dialogue, 'Keep the change, ya filthy animal'. The film itself was titled Angels with Filthy Souls and was specifically filmed for director Chris Columbus' Home Alone. The protagonist, Kevin McCallister, uses the movie's dialogue followed by the gunfire, to scare the pizza delivery guy, and for a brief spell the two bandits who tried to rob his house.
The fake movie even sprung a sequel
The fake films were used in both Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. While Angels with Filthy Souls was the film in the first movie, the second part featured a sequel to the fake film titled Angels with Even Filthier Souls.
Gangster movie a parody of 'Angels With Dirty Faces'
For those unaware, the gangster movie in Home Alone is a parody of the 1938 movie Angels With Dirty Faces, which tells the story of 2 childhood friends. One grows up in a life of crime and faces its consequences, and the other becomes a priest. As the protagonist, Rocky Sullivan says, movie buffs should keep in mind 'Always remember: don't be a sucker'.
Fans and Hollywood stars were shocked at the news
Hollywood stars like Seth Rogen was taken aback by the news and tweeted that all his life he thought the gangster movie was an old movie. Chris Evans, known for playing Captain America, retweeted it asking in amazement 'It's Not?' Even Culkin who starred in Home Alone retweeted, saying 'Me too!'. Fans too were shocked at this information 28 years after the movie's release.