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Four of the world's greatest high-tech thieves have just committed their greatest heist. They've stolen the Air Force's newest $10 million dollar computer chip and are going to sell it off to a North Korean terrorist organization for a fortune. To bypass airport security, they hide their prize a toy car but a mix-up occurs and a grouchy widower, Mrs. Hess picks up the wrong bag before boarding her plane home to Chicago. Ultimately, the toy car with its precious cargo falls into the hands of her neighbor's youngest child; Alex Pruitt, a precocious 8-year old.
Tracking Hess down, the quartet of thieves begin a systematic breaking in and searching the houses on the block for their payday only for the sharp eyed Alex, home sick from school to spot them and calls in the police.
But when the cops come, the four are long gone and Alex is dismissed as being overly imaginative with no evidence that a break in has even occurred. A second incident and police call produces similar results and Alex is branded as completely unreliable by the police, his siblings, and his parents.
Unfortunately, the four have managed to lock onto Alex as the suspect and also realize that he has possession of their chip. Arranging for Alex to be trapped at home the next day with no one to help him, they fail to realize that Alex isn't the one trapped or out of his league; they are!
- Alex D. Linz as Alex Pruitt
- Olek Krupa as Peter Beaupre
- Rya Kihlstedt as Alice Ribbons
- Lenny Von Dohlen as Burton Jernigan
- David Thornton as Earl Unger
- Haviland Morris as Karen Pruitt
- Kevin Kilner as Jack Pruitt
- Marian Seldes as Mrs. Hess
- Seth Smith as Stanley Pruitt
- Scarlett Johansson as Molly Pruitt
- Christopher Curry as Agent Stuckey
- Baxter Harris as a Police Captain
- Neil Flynn as a Police Officer
- Darren T. Knauss as The Parrot (voice)