The comedy hit HOME ALONE (1990) spawned a whole generation of child-savior scenarios, some of which are outright thrillers like PLAYING DANGEROUS. These indirect descendants of boy-who-cried-wolf films like THE WINDOW (1949) feature juvenile heroes who overcome the superior brawn and
chicanery of grown-ups with their superior intellects.
Although Conrad Wolfe (George Shannon) is in a witness protection program, his family is still vulnerable to his enemies. When his brother in Germany sends a top secret fax bearing a formula for a solar-powered energy source, a quintet of mercenaries invades the Wolfes' home and terrorizes the
family--wife Helene (Linda Lo Po...