Adventures in Babysitting (1987) - Plot Summary Poster

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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
  • In the suburbs of Chicago, the seventeen year-old Chris Parker is in love with her boyfriend Mike. When Mike stands her up and cancels their dinner in Chicago, Chris accepts to babysit the siblings Sara and Brad. But her friend Brenda 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 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 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.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Chris has a big night out planned when her boyfriend cancels on her. She agrees to babysit for a preteen girl and a pubescent boy. She's settled in for a dull night when a girlfriend calls her to say she's marooned at a downtown bus station with very seedy characters around. The three plus one of the boy's friends get into the parents' station wagon for a trip to the inner city. All is well until the flat tire.

    - Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>
  • Chris Parker is a high school senior that her date stands her up. The only thing she can do now is babysit Brad and Sara Anderson, and their annoying sex fiend neighbor Darryl. When her friend Brenda is trapped in a bus station, Chris has to travel out of the suburbs to the big city. While there and with a flat tire, Chris, Brad, Sara, and Darryl get caught in the middle of a mafia deal lead by Dan Lynch because of a Playboy magazine. Will they be able to get back to the 'burbs?

    - Written by Seth Weinstein (problemchild4@hotmail.com)
  • A babysitter must battle her way through the big city after being stranded there with the kids she's looking after.


Chris Parker is awaiting the arrival of her boyfriend, Mike Toddwell, to pick her up for a date. When he arrives...

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