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.
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
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
During a close-up of Sara as she's hanging outside her parents' building (shot from inside the building), the camera and operator are reflected in the glass. You can even see the red light from the camera. See more
The chick is losing it.
I am not!
[to Daryl and Brad
You guys want some candy?
[Brad takes the chocolate bar from Sara. Chris turns and knocks the candy bar from his hands
Brad, no chocolate! Your acne! Sara. It is time for your cough syrup. Daryl, fasten the seat belt!
She's definitely losing it.
I am not losing anything, I am still in control here! Got it?
Shot of the thug who chased the little girl outside of skyscraper whimpering about being stuck out there. See more
"Real Wild Child"
Words and Music by Johnny O'Keefe
(as John O'Keefe), Johnny Greenan
(as John Greenan) and David Owens
Performed by Iggy Pop
Courtesy of A&M Records See more