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Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  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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Steven Spielberg considered being the executive producer of this film and have the film released under the Amblin banner, to help his friend Chris Columbus get the directing job. However Columbus had the directing job secured. See more »

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When Sara is running from the gangsters, she looks up at the Associates Center, which is completely lit up. Later on when she goes into a construction site, there are no lights on anywhere. Which means the view from outside should of shown a large spot on the building's diamond-shape roof in total darkness. In this case, the left side of the diamond, according to a view of the roof as Chris drops the rope to Sara. See more »

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Brad: Daryl, why are you hugging me?
Daryl: Brad, don't you ever die on me! Ever!
Brad: O.K. I won't.
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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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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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