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Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 3 July 1987 (USA)
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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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3 July 1987 (USA)  »

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A Night on the Town  »

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$34,368,475
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In the film, Chris Parker is a 17-year-old high school student, and four years younger than Dan Lynch, who is a 21-year-old college student. When the film was released, Elisabeth Shue was 23 years old, and one year older than George Newbern, who was 22 years old. See more »

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In the garage, the station wagon is covered with dust and is badly in need of cleaning. When they pull out, it is as clean as a showroom version. See more »

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Daryl: Don't touch it! It could get infected, Jesus! He could get anything - Tetanus, rabies, scabies, emphysema!
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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 That's So Raven: Adventures in Boss Sitting (2006) See more »

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Then He Kissed Me
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector
Performed by The Crystals
Courtesy of Spector International Records
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Just a FUN movie!
1 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Why does this movie have such a low rating on this site? This is such a good movie! Ok, I'll admit, the story is pretty odd, but it's still very good, and it's a great adventure.

All the actors do a great job in the film. Elizabeth Shue looks as beautiful as ever and does a great job as Chris Parker. Keith Coogan does a great job as well. Other notable cast members are Vincent D'Onofrio, Penelope Ann Miller, Geroge Newbern, Bradley Whitford, and Lolita Davidovich. Also, I have to hand it to director Chris Columbus, he did a superb job with this film. Amazingly enough, this was his first directorial effort too. Good job Chris! It's always good to see where directors come from, if you didn't know, he went on to do "Home Alone", "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York", "Mrs. Doubtfire", "Bicentennial Man", and "Harry Potter: The Sorcerer's Stone", just to name a few.

There are so many good things about this film! This movie's got action, adventure, and comedy. The comedy in the film is absolutely fantastic! There are a few scenes that crack me up just thinking about them. ...And there are a great number of quotable lines that everyone that has seen this movie will remember.

Anyhow, I strongly suggest you see this film! I really hope that you enjoy the film if you haven't seen it already. Thanks for reading,

-Chris


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