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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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Dawson (as Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio)
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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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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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When Chris is talking to Brad and Sara about going to pick up Brenda at the bus station you can clearly hear Halloween 1978 playing on the TV behind them. Debra Hill was a producer for this film also. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Pruitt arrives in his tow truck to help Chris with the flat, he should have known to take off the left rear panel inside (1980's model Buick Estate Wagon) where he would have found the spare tire and jack. Any tow truck driver should have known that. All GM station wagons were built this way between 1977 and 1990. 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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Shot of the thug who chased the little girl outside of skyscraper whimpering about being stuck out there. See more »

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Referenced in Greek: Fumble (2011) See more »

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Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock-n-Roll
Words and Music by Muddy Waters (as Morganfield) - Brownie McGhee (as McGhee)
Performed by Muddy Waters
Courtesy of CBS Records
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A really sweet and innocent comedy about a girl who babysits but has to take a tour downtown.
16 January 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is a really funny movie because you never really know where it's going. Basically everything that happens in it happens by accident. It's not only funny but also exciting if you aren't that old. I think it's great.

It sort of reminds me about "Afterhours" (starring Griffin Dunne) but this is the family version of that movie. Anything can happen during a crazy night or so it seems. Elisabeth Shue is good in this movie and everyone in it seems to have had a good time making it. If you just want to see a cute movie which makes you feel good , or if you've had enough of over-dramatic epics , action that blows you out of your seat and bloody horror movies , check this out. It's sweet , funny , lovable and adventurous all at the same time. If you don't like it , there are more than enough of violence out there for you.


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