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?
An early draft of the script has the part of Dawson, the garage owner, played by an extremely unfeminine woman and the scene emphasizes the humor of Sara and Brad's confusion over Dawson's gender. This part ultimately went to Vincent D'Onofrio
and the scene as it appears in the film plays with Sara's fascination with the comic book hero Thor and has her confusing Dawson with her comic book hero (to Sara he's cleverly disguised as an everyday garage mechanic). See more
When Sara is in Chicago's downtown looking for her parents' building, she walks by a closed Scotia Bank. That is a Canadian bank, however, it has had a branch there since 1892. See more
[to Joe Gipp
Where are we going?
To hell! Kind of exciting, don't you think?
Shot of the thug who chased the little girl outside of skyscraper whimpering about being stuck out there. 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
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