Single mother goes away for the summer. The kids are first delighted but then find that Mom has hired the sitter from hell to stay with them. When the sitter dies of a sudden coronary they deposit the body at a mortuary only to discover all their summer expense money was in her purse. The kids must find a way to survive the summer without mom or her money. This means actual work! Written by
John Vogel <email@example.com>
No rules. No curfews. No baths. No nagging. No pulse.
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Production nearly stopped towards the end of shooting due to Christopher Pettiet
's drug addiction, which was starting to get out of control. The producers cut a few of his scenes to keep the film on schedule. See more
The film is set in summer 1990, but the Q.E.D. report on Sue Ellen's computer screen lists March 22,1989, as the date. The posters in the Clown Dog advertise a circus on Friday April 20th. In 1989, April 20th was not on a Friday. See more
Not exactly your dream job, eh?
Sue Ellen "Swell" Crandell
Got that right. You think I woke up this morning and said, 'Gee, I'd love to scrub fat vats! I'd love to smile and work with raw meat'?
The two groundskeepers for the cemetery stand over the Babysitters grave and comment how nice it was for her to leave them the money. The tombstone reads "Nice Old Lady inside who died of natural causes". See more
Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Power Pack
(Love Is) The Tender Trap
Produced by Bruce Nazarian
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Published by Barton Music Corp. See more