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Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 3 July 1987 (USA)
A babysitter must leave her safe suburban surroundings and head for the heart of the big city to rescue a stranded friend, unaware of the perilous adventures that await her and the kids she's looking after who have tagged along.

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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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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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Trivia

Bradley Whitford was allowed to use his own Camaro for the movie. It has the license plate "SO COOL," the actual license plate Bradley had on his car. See more »

Goofs

While driving into the City of Chicago, the Sears Tower on the right (meaning they were coming from the south side), but later on, when Pruitt is towing away the car, the Sears Tower is on the left (meaning they're going back south). Plus, they're coming from west suburban Oak Park, which means they shouldn't of been coming from the south going into the city. See more »

Quotes

Daryl: The chick is losing it.
Chris: I am not!
Sarah: [to Daryl and Brad] You guys want some candy?
[Brad takes the chocolate bar from Sara. Chris turns and knocks the candy bar from his hands]
Chris: Brad, no chocolate! Your acne! Sara. It is time for your cough syrup. Daryl, fasten the seat belt!
Sarah: She's definitely losing it.
Chris: I am not losing anything, I am still in control here! Got it?
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The title does not appear until minutes after the opening credits. See more »

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Bring It On Home To Me
Words and Music by Sam Cooke
(ABKCO Music)
Performed by Sam Cooke
Courtesy of RCA Records
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A Cult-Movie for the Entire Life
18 November 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the suburbs of Chicago, the seventeen year-old Chris Parker (Elisabeth Shue) is in love with her boyfriend Mike (Bradley Whitford). When Mike stands her up and cancels their dinner in Chicago, Chris accepts to babysit the siblings Sara (Maia Brewton) and Brad (Keith Coogan). But her friend Brenda (Penelope Ann Miller) calls her telling that she decided to run away home but now she has repented; she begs Chris to rescue her from the bus station in downtown Chicago. Chris makes a deal with Sara and Brad and when she is ready to drive to downtown, Brad's friend Daryl (Anthony Rapp) overhears the negotiation and blackmails Chris to go with them. However, when they are on the expressway, Chris has a flat tire and she realizes that she has forgotten her purse in the house. The mechanic Pruitt (John Ford Noonan) stops this tow truck and offers to truck the car to his garage. Chris sees no other option and accepts the offer in the beginning of an unforgettable night of adventures in Chicago.

"Adventures in Babysitting" is one of those adorable cult-movies for the entire life. I saw this movie in the 80's and since then, it has become one of my top movies ever. There are unforgettable scenes and maybe my favorite is when Albert Collins says that nobody leaves the club without singing a blues. The 25th anniversary Blu-Ray is really a worthwhile shopping. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Uma Noite de Aventuras" ("One Night of Adventures")


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