Harry Lyme (Joe Pesci
) and Marv Merchants (Daniel Stern
) -- aka The Wet Bandits -- think themselves pretty clever after casing an affluent-looking suburban Chicago house for an easy robbery. The vacant house they'd hope to loot, however, turns out to be occupied by pint-sized Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin
) -- who proves that abandoned 8-year-olds are not to be trifled with, thwarting the Bandits' bumbling efforts to catch him with a series of slapstick booby traps. And they never learn, returning for more of the same in the sequel.