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Weekend with the Babysitter -- A lissome teenage babysitter captivates her young charge's father, a big-shot Hollywood screenwriter, and leads him on a wild ride into way-out youth culture.

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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
George E. Carey ... Jim Carlton
Susan Romen ... Candy Wilson
James Almanzar ... Rich Harris
Luanne Roberts ... Mona Carlton
Tony Mumolo ... Sancho (as Anthony Victor)
Bob Bernard ... A.K.
Guy Edwards ... Leon

Steve Vinovich ... Snitch
Annik Borel ... Doris
Gloria Hill ... Mary Mary
James E. McLarty ... Smitty
Patrick Whyte ... Salesman
Pat Welch ... Waitress
Ellen Bailey ... Operator
Susan L. Stoner ... Secretary
Easton Herd ... Mike Carlton
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wes Bishop ... Rovo (uncredited)
Roger Gentry ... Biker with Sidecar (uncredited)
John Riazzi ... Rovo's Partner (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Henderson 
 
Writing credits
James E. McLarty (screenplay)

George E. Carey (original story) &
Don Henderson (original story)

Produced by
Wes Bishop .... associate producer (as Wesdon Bishop)
George E. Carey .... producer
 
Original Music by
Robert O. Ragland  (as Bob Ragland)
 
Cinematography by
Jack Steely (director of photography) (as Jack R. Steely)
 
Film Editing by
Dick Elliott 
 
Makeup Department
Louis Lane .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ellen Bailey .... production manager
David Carey .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl Olsen .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Ken Carlson .... production sound
Charles Henderson .... sound assistant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Victor Goss .... assistant camera (as Victor Goss Jr.)
John C. Murray .... lighting gaffer
Mike Paladin .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carolyn Link .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
Ron Sawade .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Donna Thorne .... script supervisor
 
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93 min
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22 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
A pleasant surprise, 1 May 2003
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

Despite the suggestive title, and the fact that it was produced by Crown-International Pictures (the makers of a number of sleazy drive-in movies), WWTB is far from the sleazefest that you may think it will be. In fact, the movie for the most part seems to be making an effort to be pretty tasteful. This may make the movie sound pretty boring, but the movie manages to be surprisingly entertaining all the same.

To start with, the movie's male protagonist is not a selfish dirty old man who has the "seven year itch" and lusts after his family's babysitter. He's actually made to be pretty sympathetic early on. It's clearly shown that his marriage has problems, and while some of these problems may come from him, we see that the majority of the strife comes from his wife. (Also, we see that he has been making efforts to improve the relationship, but they haven't been working.) Then when he subsequently finds himself with the babysitter and starts doing things with her, having an affair seems the last thing on his mind for a considerable amount of time. As well, it's shown that when the affair starts, the babysitter does as much - if not more - to start the affair.

Also a pleasant surprise is how our protagonist interacts with the friends of his babysitter. He doesn't talk down to them, seems genuinely interested in them, and freely tries their activities. Also pleasing is that these same young people don't seem to have a problem with him being much older than them. They are very friendly to him, and gladly teach him of his ways. There is an underlying sweetness to the movie, even with the inevitable nudity and sex that eventually arrives.

In fact, the movie is actually very dialogue-driven for its first half, and while the dialogue may not be up to Shakespeare, it has a natural inviting feeling that keeps your attention. The dialogue makes these characters interesting, giving them quirks that you don't often see in movies like this. (Such as with the sympathetic junkie seen in the subplot with the wife.)

The movie is far from perfect; the last hour has some clunky and somewhat boring bits, and there seems to be no firm resolution between our protagonist and his babysitter (or with his wife, for that matter.) But I still highly recommend this to those who like drive-in movies. Hard to believe this was directed by "Billy Jack" himself!

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