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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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Kelly McGillis reportedly wanted the lead role but Chris Columbus turned her down. See more »

Goofs

When Pruitt is driving the kids to Dawson's Garage, he gets a call from Dawson about his wife being with another man. Pruitt steps on the gas pedal and we get a brief glimpse of the speedometer. The outer numbers (white) are in kilometers and the inner numbers (blue) are in miles per hour. It looks like Pruitt is going 65 mph when actually he's going about 40 mph. See more »

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Brad: [to Mike] You're such a loser!
[nearby Daryl sighs; remembering the incident with the street gang on the subway train earlier]
Daryl: Here we go again.
Brad: I can only dream about having somebody like Chris as a girlfriend, but you've got her, and you treat her like this?
Mike: Don't waste your time, half pint. Her legs are locked together at the knee.
Brad: [grabs him by the collar] I'd love to hit you. I'd love to pound on your face!
Mike: [taunting] Yeah? Go ahead.
Brad: But I won't. You're so slimy, I won't sink to your level.
Daryl: I ...
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The title does not appear until minutes after the opening credits. See more »

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Referenced in The Thundermans: Adventures in Supersitting (2013) See more »

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The Brady Bunch Theme
Words by Sherwood Schwartz
Music by Frank De Vol
Performed by The Brady Bunch
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
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Just a FUN movie!
1 August 2002 | by (Escondido, California, USA) – 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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