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Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 3 July 1987 (USA)
A babysitter must leave her safe suburban surroundings and head for the heart of the big city to rescue a stranded friend, unaware of the perilous adventures that await her and the kids she's looking after who have tagged along.

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Storyline

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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A lifetime of fun in just one night. See more »


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3 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

Steven Spielberg considered being the executive producer of this film and have the film released under the Amblin banner, to help his friend Chris Columbus get the directing job. However Columbus had the directing job secured. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, when Pruitt saves the kids, he says "I'll get you a new tire, my treat" toward the end when he reunites with the kids at the hospital after smashing the windshield, he tells him he'll pay for the windshield but Dawson will charge them $50 for the tire. See more »

Quotes

Daryl: Don't touch it! It could get infected, Jesus! He could get anything - Tetanus, rabies, scabies, emphysema!
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The title does not appear until minutes after the opening credits. See more »

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References Gremlins (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Expressway to Your Heart
Words and Music by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble) & Leon Huff
Produced by Robert Kraft
Performed by Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes (as Southside Johnny and the Jukes)
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This movie set new boundaries in movie-making.
28 June 2004 | by (US) – See all my reviews

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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