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
A lifetime of fun in just one night.
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Did You Know?
An early draft of the script has the part of Dawson, the garage owner, played by an extremely unfeminine woman and the scene emphasizes the humor of Sara and Brad's confusion over Dawson's gender. This part ultimately went to Vincent D'Onofrio
and the scene as it appears in the film plays with Sara's fascination with the comic book hero Thor and has her confusing Dawson with her comic book hero (to Sara he's cleverly disguised as an everyday garage mechanic). See more
At the beginning, when Pruitt saves the kids, he says "I'll get you a new tire, my treat" toward the end when he reunites with the kids at the hospital after smashing the windshield, he tells him he'll pay for the windshield but Dawson will charge them $50 for the tire. See more
Brad? Sarah? That's not your parents' car is it?
Yes it is!
Oh my God it is!
What are we going to do?
[the kids duck down and drive past the Andersons
Look at that lunatic! You know, Brad and Sarah are going to be driving in a couple of years and they'll be sharing the road with people like that.
Brad, how fast do your parents drive?
I don't know... forty-five?
We'll go eighty.
Shot of the thug who chased the little girl outside of skyscraper whimpering about being stuck out there. See more
Future In Your Eyes
Words and Music by Southside Johnny Lyon
(as John Lyon) and Robin Batteaux
Produced by Robert Kraft
Performed by Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
(as Southside Johnny and the Jukes) See more