From Macaulay Culkin to Joe Pesci, what happened to the performers of the cult comedy “Mum, I missed the plane”, available on the Disney + platform?
Last Friday, the Disney + platform unveiled its brand new original production Mum, I Missed the Plane (It’s Starting Again), a remake of the cult comedy Mum, I Missed the Plane with by the child star of the 90s Macaulay Culkin, as a child confronted by two burglars after being “forgotten” by his parents during the Christmas holidays.
Thirty-one years after the release of the feature film signed Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone), discover what has become of the main performers of the film: from Macaulay Culkin to his brother Kieran Culkin through the inevitable Joe Pesci and John Candy!
Child star of the 90s, Macaulay Culkin then confirms his status by appearing in Mom I Missed the Plane Again, Richie Rich or Richard in the Land of Magic Books. Undermined by family problems then personal setbacks (arrests, addictions …) Macaulay Culkin takes a step back on his career once his majority. Without completely retiring as an actor: he was recently in the cast of the tenth season of American Horror Story.
An actor well known to moviegoers for his secondary but landmark appearances in films such as Snake Eyes and In the Sight, John Heard has also been very successful on television. Spaceship commander in Battlestar Galactica or crooked governor in Prison Break, the latter sadly left us on July 21, 2017 following a heart attack.
The after-Mom I missed the plane from John Candy will unfortunately have been short-lived. The Canadian actor, revealed by Saturday Night Live and the cult comedies Ghostbusters and The Blues Brothers, died on March 4, 1994 of a heart attack during the shooting of his final film, Pioneers despite themselves.
“Muse” by Martin Scorsese, Joe Pesci is rewarded in the year following the release of Mom I missed the plane by the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Les Affranchis. Along with his tough-guy roles, he began a comic turn in the 90s, notably by playing the unbearable Leo Getz in the Lethal Weapon saga. After retiring from the screens for fifteen years, he signs in 2019 his return in The Irishman by Martin Scorsese.
The successes of Mom I missed the plane and its sequel Mom I missed the plane again did not allow Daniel Stern to pursue a career in film. Active in the world of dubbing, he has nevertheless lent his voice to several successful series: The Simpsons, The Griffins or even Hey! Arnold.
No one forgot in Mom I missed the plane his interpretation of Buzz, the tyrannical big brother of Kevin McCallister. Somewhat disappeared from the screens since the film’s release (despite minor roles in more or less striking films), Devin Ratray has made a noticeable comeback in the new version. Mom I missed the plane (it’s starting again), available on Disney +.
At only eight years old, he lent his features to Fuller, the younger brother of Kevin’s bedwet enthusiast. Since, Kieran Culkin has built a solid career with an unforgettable performance in Scott Pilgrim by Edgar Wright, or in the second season of Fargo. Since 2018, he lends his features to Roman Roy in the excellent series Succession, a role which earned him the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
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Mom, I missed the plane: what happened to the performers of the cult film with Macaulay Culkin?