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Adventures in Babysitting (1987) Poster

Goofs

Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

When Chris and the kids approach the frat party, the Greek letters outside are actually Kappa Phi Gamma, not Phi Gamma Gamma. The shadow of the Gamma makes it appear as two. When they are inside the party reference is correctly made to it being a "Kappa" party. The letters Kappa Phi Gamma also appear on the wall behind the band.
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Boom mic visible 

In the hospital, after the doctor tells them that Brad is dead, Chris faints. When he comes back out and she comes to, you can see the boom microphone above them. It is in two different shots before they leave the hospital.
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When Mr. Pruitt and the group run out of the hospital, they are being chased by the police. They run down an alley toward the back of an ambulance. As the kids get close to the camera, you can see a shadow of a boom microphone on the white wall on the right side of the frame.
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Continuity 

When Sara goes up in the elevator at her parents' building there are chocolate fingerprints on two of the numbered floor buttons. She ends up at the higher floor which is still under construction going right past the floor where her parents' party is. The elevator doors should have opened at the lower number floor first and seeing the party going on, she would have gotten off there and wouldn't have continued going up.
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In the garage, the station wagon is covered with dust and is badly in need of cleaning. When they pull out, it is as clean as a showroom version.
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In the film's end credits, Lolita Davidovich (under the name Lolita David) is credited as "blonde". In the film, she is a brunette.
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Around 1 hour and 15 minutes, they said that the time was 11:41 pm. But when they were driving on the street, the clock on the tower was around 10:03 pm.
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When the bad guys are chasing Sara, she leaves perfect chocolate fingerprints on the elevator buttons. However, when she stole the chocolate pastry from the French restaurant she was wearing green gloves. She had them on when she ran to the building. The chocolate never touched her hands, so she couldn't have left the fingerprints on the buttons.
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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.
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As Chris and the gang are running down the alley, right before entering the Blues house, you can see at the end of the alley that it is daytime.
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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.
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The bus station is supposedly only 30 minutes from the Andersons' house, yet as Chris and the kids are heading there, it has suddenly become nighttime outside although it wasn't even dusk when they left the house.
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When Chris arrives at the Andersons' house, the movie, "Halloween" is playing in the background, but the soundtrack is from a western movie. When Brenda calls, it is vice versa.
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When the kids are in the upstairs bedroom of the home near the end of the film and Chris comes up to give them the all's clear, heavy traffic can be seen outside the second floor window, even though the street outside is shown as a quiet suburban neighborhood and practically empty on the following scene.

NOTE: Per Google street view of the filmed location (4 Valleyanna Drive in North York, Toronto ON per itsfilmedthere.com), there is a four-lane avenue backing the property. This explains the traffic, assuming the window behind Brad and Sara is at the back of the house.
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At the warehouse, the kids are sent up to the office. Joe leads them up the stairs. Later, he is back downstairs without explanation.
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When Sara is running from the gangsters, she looks up at the Associates Center, which is completely lit up. Later on when she goes into a construction site, there are no lights on anywhere. Which means the view from outside should of shown a large spot on the building's diamond-shape roof in total darkness. In this case, the left side of the diamond, according to a view of the roof as Chris drops the rope to Sara.
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Around 1 hour and 27 minutes, Chris unplugged the electrical cord to tie it around the guy's ankles, a few minutes later, the electrical cord was plugged into the outlet even though she didn't do it on screen.
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When the kids are boarding the elevator in the office building, the buttons indicate that it is an Otis Series 1 elevator. However; the chime, the call buttons on the floors themselves, and the directional indicators on top of the elevator doors are NOT those of an Otis Series 1. An Otis Series 1 elevator would have a low-frequency chime instead of the high-frequency chime heard in the movie; call buttons that match the floor buttons inside the elevator (except with arrows); and the directional indicator would be a green arrow instead of a white light. In other words, the elevator is partly Otis Series 1 and partly some other brand. These could be new elevators in an older installation, however. If this is the case, the call buttons and directional indicators would've almost definitely been replaced as well.
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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.
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The lead singer in the Blues scene is playing an electric guitar that needs to be connected to an amp with a cable. As the scene ends he walks with Chris and the kids near the other end of the room. This would require a very long cable and the ability to walk through the crowd without the cable getting tangled; an impossibility in the scene.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Mr. Pruitt gets out of his semi at his home, the camera crew is reflected in his truck's rear view mirror.
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Crew members are reflected in Sara's helmet when Brad calls Thor a homo.
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When Joe pulls the newly stolen car into the garage for the first time and Brad, Sara, and Daryl lean over to stare out the window, the crew is reflected in the glass of the window.
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When Sara is dangling outside the windows of her parents' building, you can see indentations of her safety harness under her stretchy pants.
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During a close-up of Sara as she's hanging outside her parents' building (shot from inside the building), the camera and operator are reflected in the glass. You can even see the red light from the camera.
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After the French restaurant incident, when the bad guys are chasing Sara and she is about to run into a building in which a janitor is washing the floor, a camera and crew are visible in the window.
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Errors in geography 

There are several skyline shots showing the Associates Center (now called Smurfit Stone) with buildings, different landmarks and an El Train route. In real life there are no buildings, El Train tracks in front of the Associates Center. In fact, the only landmarks the Associates Center faces is what is now Millennium Park, and Lake Michigan.
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The John Hancock building is not on the southern side of the Associates Center as it's shown when Sara is up against the diamond-shape roof.
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Throughout a lot of the shots of the gang in Chicago, Brad and Sara's parents' building is shown facing them as they are running through the city. This is geographically impossible, as the diamond cut of the building actually faces Lake Michigan.
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Factual errors 

Kappa Phi Gamma is a sorority, not a fraternity.
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The Associates Center elevator showed that there's a 46th story. In real life, the Associates Center (now known as Smurfit Stone) has 42 stories.
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In real life the diamond-shape slant of the Associates Center is a 45-degree angle, but in the movie, when Sara is up against the slant, it's noticeably steeper than 45 degrees.
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When Mr. Pruitt arrives in his tow truck to help Chris with the flat, he should have known to take off the left rear panel inside (1980's model Buick Estate Wagon) where he would have found the spare tire and jack. Any tow truck driver should have known that. All GM station wagons were built this way between 1977 and 1990.
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Miscellaneous 

On Sara's skate, her first name is spelled as "Sarah". In the end credits, it is spelled "Sara".
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

When Sara is in Chicago's downtown looking for her parents' building, she walks by a closed Scotia Bank. That is a Canadian bank, however, it has had a branch there since 1892.
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