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Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  1 July 1987 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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 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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1 July 1987 (USA)  »

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A Night on the Town  »

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$34,368,475 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

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When the bad guys are chasing Sara, she leaves perfect chocolate fingerprints on the elevator buttons. However, when she stole the chocolate pastry from the French restaurant she was wearing green gloves. She had them on when she ran to the building. The chocolate never touched her hands, so she couldn't have left the fingerprints on the buttons. See more »

Quotes

Sarah: Hey, wait! I know why you aren't acting like yourself. You don't have your special helmet!
[off the look Dawson gives her]
Sarah: See you have the baseball cap, but you're supposed to be wearing this
[takes off her Thor helmet]
Sarah: Here, take mine. Go on, take it!
Dawson: You're giving this to me?
Sarah: Well, yeah, you're my hero!
Dawson: [Smiles] Here. Here, take the car.
[Tosses Chris the keys]
Sarah: Thanks, Thor.
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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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Referenced in The Simpsons: The Book Job (2011) 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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This movie set new boundaries in movie-making.
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I didn't want to go see this movie back in '87 with my kids, but I was dragged into it. The movie was awesome then, and it still remains a great movie. Why? The music. Anyone even remotely interested in "The Blues" as a music genre should have this DVD in their library. Not only do you get some great blues music as part of the scoring, the incidental Blues Club Scene, vintage Chicago, pulls this out of the ordinary to a slam for music lovers.

And, ... how about the straggling scene after the credits, which is standard today. Heck, I'm in my 50s, and I still have to pull this movie out to hear the harp licks.


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