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Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 3 July 1987 (USA)
A babysitter must battle her way through the big city after being stranded there with the kids she's looking after.

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Chris Parker agrees to babysit after her "dream" date stands her up. Expecting a dull evening, Chris settles down with three kids for a night of TV... and boredom. But when her frantic friend Brenda calls and pleads to be rescued from the bus station in downtown Chicago, the evening soon explodes into an endless whirl of hair-raising adventures! Babysitter and kids leave their safe suburban surroundings and head for the heart of the big city, never imagining how terrifyingly funny their expedition will become! Written by Anonymous

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She thought babysitting was easy money - until she started hanging out with the Andersons. See more »


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3 July 1987 (USA)  »

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$34,368,475 (USA)
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Chris Columbus's directorial debut. See more »

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In the garage, the station wagon is covered with dust and is badly in need of cleaning. When they pull out, it is as clean as a showroom version. See more »

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Chris: Who was at the door?
Brad: Stray dog.
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Shot of the thug who chased the little girl outside of skyscraper whimpering about being stuck out there. See more »

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Features Halloween (1978) See more »

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Just Can't Stop
Words and Music by Barry Goldberg and Jay Gruska
Produced by Jay Gruska
Performed by Percy Sledge
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Adventures in Babysitting - Sweet, but Fun and Good
15 November 2004 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

Uriel's Movie Reviews - Adventures in Babysitting***1/2 (1hr 39min)(Rated PG-13)

The 1987 flick from future Harry Potter and Mrs. Doubtfire director Chris Columbus, Adventures in Babysitting is a good film and it has some fun moments in it.

Its about a high school senior named Chris Parker(Elisabeth Shue) in a rich suburb of Chicago, where she has just been agrees to babysit for a pre-teen girl named Sara (Maia Brewton) and his older brother Brad(Keith Coogan), with his friend Daryl(Anthony Rapp).

The children's parents leave for a party and the babysitter relaxes thinking this will be another boring night, however, she receives a call from her friend who just ran away from home and is at the train station in Chicago. She is scared and wants her to come and pick her up. The babysitter cannot leave the children alone and so she takes them and one of the teenagers' friend on a wild and crazy adventure.

In her pursuit to pick up her friend, they have to deal with being in a love quarrel where pistol is being fired, and then, being in a stolen car that results in gangster-like characters chasing them because they posses information about their operation.

The reason why this movie is so good is that the characters are rich and come from a secluded suburban area who never had to deal with the hard life of the inner-city, and One interesting moment in the movie is when they were in a blues club and they were told they could not leave without singing the blues.

This is really good, and also fun movie to enjoy.


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