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Director:
Writer:
David Simkins (written by)
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Release Date:
1 July 1987 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A lifetime of fun in just one night. See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 6 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(344 articles)
User Reviews:
Charming See more (124 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elisabeth Shue ... Chris

Maia Brewton ... Sara

Keith Coogan ... Brad

Anthony Rapp ... Daryl
Calvin Levels ... Joe Gipp

Vincent D'Onofrio ... Dawson (as Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio)

Penelope Ann Miller ... Brenda

George Newbern ... Dan
John Ford Noonan ... Pruitt

Bradley Whitford ... Mike

Ron Canada ... Graydon
John Davis Chandler ... Bleak (as John Chandler)
Dan Ziskie ... Mr. Anderson
Allan Aarons ... Janitor #1

Marcia Bennett ... Nurse
Rummy Bishop ... Janitor #2
David Blacker ... Cleminski

Lolita Davidovich ... Blonde (as Lolita David)
John Dee ... Old Man
Monica Devereux ... Teenage Runaway

Clarke Devereux ... Gangster at Table
Rick Goldman ... Adulterer
Deryck Hazel ... Maitre D'
John Hemphill ... Drunk at Party
Frank Hill ... El Train Attendant
Philip Honey ... Jock

Clark Johnson ... Black Gang Leader
Maryann Kelman ... Passenger
Kirsten Kieferle ... Sesame
Peter Lavender ... Hot Dog Vendor
Kevin Lund ... Huge Guy
Southside Johnny Lyon ... Band Leader at Frat Party (as Southside Johnny)
Allan Merovitz ... Man with Gun
Sam Moses ... Dr. Nuhkbane
Les Nirenberg ... Fat Man
Juan Ramírez ... Chicano Leader (as Juan Ramirez)
Richard Rebiere ... Friend

Diane Robin ... Nurse
Sandi Ross ... Bag Lady
Charlene Shipp ... Mrs. Pruitt
Sandra Shuman ... Mrs. Parker
Linda Sorensen ... Mrs. Anderson
Walt Woodson ... Gang Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jaap Broeker ... Maitre'D (uncredited)
Albert Collins ... Himself (uncredited)
Jordan-Patrick Marcantonio ... Boy on Street (uncredited)

Andrew Shue ... Extra (uncredited)

David Simkins ... Frat Boy with Playboy (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Columbus 
 
Writing credits
David Simkins (written by)

Produced by
Debra Hill .... producer
Lynda Obst .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Kamen 
 
Cinematography by
Ric Waite (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Fredric Steinkamp 
William Steinkamp 
 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
 
Production Design by
Todd Hallowell 
 
Art Direction by
Barbara Dunphy 
 
Set Decoration by
Daniel Loren May  (as Dan May)
 
Costume Design by
Judith R. Gellman 
 
Makeup Department
Bryan Charbonneau .... hair stylist (as Bryan Charboneau)
Linda Gill .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
David Coatsworth .... production manager
Issy Shabtay .... production supervisor
John G. Wilson .... unit production manager: Chicago
Jayne Armstrong .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Daniel J. Heffner .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ann-Marie Ferney-Tellez .... third assistant director (as Anne-Marie Ferney)
Todd Hallowell .... second unit director
Madeleine Henrié .... second assistant director (as Madeleine Henrie)
Tony Lucibello .... first assistant director
Tony Lucibello .... first assistant director: Chicago
Robert J. Wilson .... second assistant director: Chicago
 
Art Department
Tory Bellingham .... assistant property master
Bill Harman .... construction coordinator
Gregory P. Keen .... assistant art director (as Gregory Keen)
Matthew Lammerich .... scenic artist
Don Miloyevich .... property master
Robert S. Smith .... carpenter
Tom Southwell .... illustrator
Eve Cauley .... leadperson: Chicago (uncredited)
Anthony Joseph Fatigato .... stand-by painter: Chicago (uncredited)
Drew Struzan .... poster artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Richard Friedman .... adr editor (as Dick Friedman)
David W. Gray .... stereo sound consultant: dolby
David J. Hudson .... sound re-recording mixer
David M. Ice .... sound editor
Roxanne Jones .... sound editor
Fred Judkins .... supervising sound editor
David Lee .... sound mixer
Tom C. McCarthy .... supervising sound editor (as Tom McCarthy)
Mel Metcalfe .... sound re-recording mixer
Howard Neiman .... sound editor (as Howard S.M. Neiman)
Terry Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Switzer .... boom operator
Don S. Walden .... sound editor
James Ashwill .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Jim Borgardt .... adr editor (uncredited)
Dick Hansen .... production sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
William Jacobs .... sound editor (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bob Hall .... special effects technician
Neil Trifunovich .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Lloyd .... mattes
John Coats .... visual effects cameraman (uncredited)
Tim Donahue .... visual effects art director: Introvision (uncredited)
William Mesa .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Rick Rische .... matte painter (uncredited)
David Stump .... visual effects cameraman (uncredited)
Marcus Tate .... visual effects cameraman (uncredited)
 
Stunts
G.A. Aguilar .... stunts (as George Aguilar)
Allan Angus .... stunts
Dan Beckon .... stunts
Eddie J. Fernandez .... stunts (as Eddie Fernandez)
James Fierro .... stunts
Linda J. Gamboney .... stunts
Jennifer Granger .... stunts
Mark Harper .... stunts
Michael Hernandez .... stunts
Rick Le Fevour .... stunts (as Rick LeFevour)
Nina Leone .... stunts
Stacy Logan .... stunts
Daniel Maldonado .... stunts
Leslie Munro .... stunts
Branko Racki .... stunt coordinator
Alison Reid .... stunts
Corinne Stafford .... stunts
Barry Swatuk .... stunts
Kay Whipple .... stunts (as Kay H. Whipple)
Rich Wilkie .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alphonse Blumenthal .... best boy: Chicago (as Al Blumenthal)
Angelo Colavecchia .... second assistant camera operator
Eugene F. Crededio .... gaffer: Chicago
David Crone .... second camera operator
Dennis De La Mata .... best boy: Chicago (as Dennis Delamata)
Tony Eldridge .... best boy
Henri Fiks .... camera operator
Roger Gebhard .... first assistant camera operator
Ron Gillham .... key grip
Chris Holmes .... gaffer
Cal Kohne .... dolly grip
James Kohne .... best boy grip
Bill Pryde .... second assistant camera operator
Takashi Seida .... still photographer
Kerry Smart .... first assistant camera operator
Gillian Stokvis .... second assistant camera operator
Joseph S. Yario .... grip: Chicago (as Joseph J. Yario)
Carl Boles .... gaffer (uncredited)
Paolo Cascio .... second assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Deirdre Bowen .... casting: Canada
Paula Herold .... additional casting
Michael Hirshenson .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Graham Docherty .... wardrobe assistant
Erla Lank .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Michael Pacek .... second assistant editor
Robin Russell .... first assistant editor
Karl F. Steinkamp .... first assistant editor (as Karl Steinkamp)
Michael T. Wilson .... second assistant editor (as Mike Wilson)
 
Music Department
Bruce Babcock .... additional orchestrator
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Christopher Brooks .... supervising music editor (as Christopher S. Brooks)
Bruce Dukov .... musician (violin)
Mike Gormley .... music supervisor: O.S.S.
Seth Kaplan .... music supervisor: O.S.S.
Norman Ludwin .... musician
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
John Moses .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Fred Ionson .... transportation coordinator
John P. McAuliffe .... transportation captain: Chicago (as John McAuliffe)
 
Other crew
Randi Chernov .... assistant: Ms. Hill
Janet Damp .... assistant: Mr. Columbus
Monica Devereux .... choreographer
Joseph T. Doyle .... location manager: Chicago
Prudence Emery .... unit publicist
Ann Green .... stand in for Elizabeth Shue
Orest Haba .... assistant location manager
Keith Large .... location manager
Mara McSweeny .... production coordinator
Phill Norman .... title designer: main titles
Sioux Richards .... script supervisor
Paul 'Numbers' Steinke .... production auditor (as Paul D. Steinke)
Ron Annabelle .... mechanic (uncredited)
Kathy Bond .... production assistant (uncredited)
Linda Callow .... stand-in: Linda Sorenson (uncredited)
Lisa S. Girolami .... associate production executive (uncredited)
Ron Gwynne .... location scout (uncredited)
Omar McClinton .... stand-in (uncredited)
Deb K. Oyer .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Gerry Therrien .... animal coordinator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Raja Gosnell .... thank you
Haig Manoogian .... thank you
Stacey Sher .... thank you
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"A Night on the Town" - Australia, Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK (alternative title)
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Runtime:
102 min
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Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-10 | Iceland:L | Portugal:M/12 | Sweden:11 | UK:PG (cut) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:12 (video re-rating) (2003) | UK:15 (video rating) (1988) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #28566) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
When Brad is introducing everyone in the chop shop, he tells one guy "uhh great...great shirt." The shirt is for the band Motörhead and says "Eat the Rich," a single they released in 1987.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Chris and the children start walking on the I-beam above the bad guys hideout, looking down from the kids' point of view, there is a metal chain hanging over it. From the camera angle from below, there is no chain.See more »
Quotes:
[in a telephone booth in the bus station]
Brenda:Chris I'm begging you, it's really scary here. I've just seen three people shoot up, a bald Chinese lady with no pants on, and there's this old guy outside who wants his bedroom slippers!
Old Man:[banging on telephone booth] Get out of my house!
Brenda:[kicks out a small box and the guy's slippers] You just moved!
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Soundtrack:
The Brady Bunch ThemeSee more »

FAQ

Why is Chris wearing a dress on the movie cover?
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27 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Charming, 16 January 2005
Author: marlowe_is_dead from Antarctica

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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