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
A lifetime of fun in just one night.
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Did You Know?
One of the movie's producers is Debra Hill
, who teamed up with John Carpenter
to make Halloween
(1978), a horror movie about murdered babysitters. Listen carefully when Sara and Chris watch television. The music you can hear is John Carpenter's chilling Halloween
(1978) theme, an in-joke. See more
When Chris and the children start walking on the I-beam above the bad guys hideout, looking down from the kids' point of view, there is a metal chain hanging over it. From the camera angle from below, there is no chain. See more
I don't think your parents will ever ask me to babysit again.
If they do, I'd ask them for a buck more an hour.
The title does not appear until minutes after the opening credits. See more
References Mighty Thor
Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock-n-Roll
Words and Music by Muddy Waters
(as Morganfield) - Brownie McGhee
Performed by Muddy Waters
Courtesy of CBS Records See more