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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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1 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

Julia Louis-Dreyfus auditioned for the lead role, but withdrew in favor of Jodie Foster. But Foster, also withdrew, leaving Michelle Pfeiffer, Valerie Bertinelli, Elisabeth Shue and Justine Bateman as the only choices. Bateman withdrew from the project due to creative conflicts from the producers of Family Ties (1982). Pfeiffer left the project and instead starred in The Witches of Eastwick (1987). Bertinelli lost out to Shue on the final day of auditions. See more »

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When Sara is in Chicago's downtown looking for her parents' building, she walks by a closed Scotia Bank. That is a Canadian bank, however, it has had a branch there since 1892. See more »

Quotes

Chris: He's with Sesame Plexer! Oooh! She's such a sleeze!
Daryl: He dumps you for some easy chick, and you get a night of hell. That doesn't seem very fair to me.
Chris: Excuse me, I'll be right back.
Daryl: This, I gotta see.
Mike: You know, Ses. Girls like you come along once in a lifetime.
Chris: Or twice in one night.
Mike: Oh wow.
Chris: How's your sister? Is she all better? You lied.
Mike: No, I didn't!
Chris: [Yelling] Don't lie!
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Shot of the thug who chased the little girl outside of skyscraper whimpering about being stuck out there. 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.
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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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