The story is set about two years after the 1990 movie. At Christmas, the McCallister family go on vacation to Florida. At the airport, Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) accidentally gets separated from his family. He gets on a plane to New York City and stays at a Plaza Hotel. In New York, Kevin faces the same two burglars who had robbed his house in the first film when his family were in France: the "Wet Bandits", Marv (Daniel Stern) and Harry (Joe Pesci). They are now called the "Sticky Bandits". Kevin tries to stop them from robbing an elderly man's toy store on Christmas Eve. He traps them in his uncle's house, which is being renovated. Harry and Marv later attempt to shoot Kevin at Central Park, but a homeless pigeon lady (Brenda Fricker) throws bird seed at them causing pigeons to attack them. The burglars are caught by the police and go back to jail once again. Meanwhile, the Miami security informs the McCallisters that Kevin is in New York after being able the track the credit card that Kevin used and they take a trip there and also stay at the hotel.
"Home Alone 2" sends young Kevin McCallister, portrayed by Macaulay Culkin, to New York City, while his family flies to spend Christmas in Miami. When Kevin's family lands in Miami, they realize that they've lost Kevin. This time, instead of being home alone, he's lost in New York City.
The setting may have changed, and the stakes raised, but again, the story is the same. Kid gets lost, this time by a mishap at the airport (that's right, he made it there this time!), and instead of being stuck at home, he's in a strange new place: the strangest (and biggest) place of them all. Instead of being unknowns, the Wet Bandits are fresh prison escapees, who arrive in New York in a fish truck. Instead of a scary old man with a shovel, we have a scary old woman with a ton of pigeons, and rather than protecting his home, Kevin must protect a good willed toy store by luring the bandits to his uncle's under renovation home, again thwarting them with destructive means. 781b155fdc