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Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  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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A Night on the Town  »

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$34,368,475 (USA)
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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 (1944) 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 »

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In the film's end credits, Lolita Davidovich (under the name Lolita David) is credited as "blonde". In the film, she is a brunette. See more »

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John Pruitt: My wife called the cops, I got a little banged up.
Daryl: How's the car, is the car alright?
John Pruitt: Yeah, the car's fine. I got it down at Dawson's Garage, I paid to fix the windshield, that was my fault, but Dawson's gonna make you pay for the tire.
Brad: How much?
John Pruitt: Fifty bucks.
Chris: [shocked] Fifty bucks?
John Pruitt: Yeah, fifty bucks!
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Referenced in That's So Raven: Adventures in Boss Sitting (2006) See more »

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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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Charming
16 January 2005 | by (Antarctica) – See all my reviews

For an unknown (to me) reason, when I saw this on British TV, it was called "A Night On The Town", a far inferior title than 'Adventures in Babysitting', although maybe they figured that parents would think this a children's movie...

Anyway, the movie itself is charming in that way that only 1980s US comedy films are. There is an air of innocence to the whole thing, before these more conscious and overtly cynical days that we know and hate now - maybe a reason why 1980s retro is all the rage now... that, and things are cyclical.

I thought the film WAS charming, although entirely far-fetched in its plot lines, although I think that was kind of the point. The characters, while not being very complicated, were warm and at least not entirely two-dimensional, and the little girl was quite cute and not extremely annoying as could have happened.

Overall, I'd recommend it to hounds who love to watch 80s films.


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