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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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Dawson (as Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio)
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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

In the film, Chris Parker (Elisabeth Shue) is a 17-year old high school student and four years younger than Dan Lynch (George Newbern) who is a 21-year old college student. But in reality at the time of the film's release, Elisabeth Shue was 23 years old and fortunately more than one year older than George Newbern who was 22 years old. See more »

Goofs

While driving into the City of Chicago, the Sears Tower on the right (meaning they were coming from the south side), but later on, when Pruitt is towing away the car, the Sears Tower is on the left (meaning they're going back south). Plus, they're coming from west suburban Oak Park, which means they shouldn't of been coming from the south going into the city. See more »

Quotes

Chris: Now boys, if either of you give me any grief I swear to God I'll kill you. Dead, murdered, stabbed.
Daryl: Raped?
Chris: I'm too old for this crap.
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Crazy Credits

Shot of the thug who chased the little girl outside of skyscraper whimpering about being stuck out there. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Muppet Babies: Adventures in Muppet-Sitting (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Future In Your Eyes
Words and Music by Southside Johnny Lyon (as John Lyon) and Robin Batteaux
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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