Chris Parker agrees to babysit after her "dread" 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
She thought babysitting was easy money - until she started hanging out with the Andersons.
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Did You Know?
In an early draft (third rewrite) of the script, there is no mention of Sara's fascination with Thor. What is included instead is a funny scene at Soldier Field with The Chicago Bears Players
stars Jim McMahon
, Walter Payton
, William Perry
(William "The Refrigerator" Perry) and Mike Singletary
. The boys invite the team members to come to the Anderson House to watch The Mummy's Curse
(1944) and when they finally leave, Daryl smuggles out several of the team's jockstraps as souvenirs. The jockstraps later are used to make up the shortage of cash needed to get the station wagon out of (Miss) Dawson's garage. None of the Chicago Bears appear in and only one brief reference is made to the team in the film (by the girl at the frat party). See more
In the film's end credits, Lolita Davidovich (under the name Lolita David) is credited as "blonde". In the film, she is a brunette. See more
My wife called the cops, I got a little banged up.
How's the car, is the car alright?
Yeah, the car's fine. I got it down at Dawson's Garage, I paid to fix the windshield, that was my fault, but Dawson's gonna make you pay for the tire.
Yeah, fifty bucks!
The title does not appear until minutes after the opening credits. See more
Words by Mark Mueller
Music by Robert Kraft
Produced by Robert Kraft
Performed by Albert Collins
, Elisabeth Shue
(uncredited), Maia Brewton
(uncredited), and Anthony Rapp
Courtesy of Alligator Records See more