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Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 3 July 1987 (USA)
A babysitter must battle her way through the big city after being stranded there with the kids she's looking after.

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Chris Parker agrees to babysit after her "dream" 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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Melanie Griffith auditioned for the lead role, but backed out. See more »

Goofs

There are several skyline shots showing the Associates Center (now called Smurfit Stone) with buildings, different landmarks and an El Train route. In real life there are no buildings, El Train tracks in front of the Associates Center. In fact, the only landmarks the Associates Center faces is what is now Millennium Park, and Lake Michigan. See more »

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Chris: Hi. Um... My name is Chris Parker. I live in Oak Park. That's a suburb.
Brad: They probably figured that out. Ha.
Chris: This is Brad, Sara and Daryl. And we're in trouble.
Daryl: Ain't no doubt.
Chris: See, me and my boyfriend Mike, tonight's our anniversary. But then he went and cancelled. And now I'm stuck watching these three. And it's so hard...!
Albert Collins: And it's so hard!
Chris: Babysitting these guys.
Band: She's got the...
Chris: I got this call from Brenda. I went to pick her up. The tire had a blowout. And my mom's car got shot up.
Sarah: And ...
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Crazy Credits

The title does not appear until minutes after the opening credits. See more »

Connections

Followed by Adventures in Babysitting (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Babysitting Blues
Words by Mark Mueller
Music by Robert Kraft
Produced by Robert Kraft
Performed by Albert Collins, Elisabeth Shue (uncredited), Maia Brewton (uncredited),
Keith Coogan (uncredited), and Anthony Rapp (uncredited)
Courtesy of Alligator Records
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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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