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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Did You Know?
In one of the earlier script drafts the babysitter's death was supposed to be a more elaborate storyline: the Crandell children were all suspects, and they all had their reasons to kill her. Although certain scenes were scaled down, elements of their motives remain in the final cut of the film: Walter having to do a book report, Melissa forced to wear a dress, Zack losing Cynthia. See more
The film is set in 1990. At the office where Sue Ellen works, a calendar on the wall reads June, though the days' correspondences to the dates don't match the actual ones in June 1990. See more
Park it yourself, Metallica breath!
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
I Only Have Eyes for You
Performed by Timothy B. Schmit
Produced by John Boylan
& Timothy B. Schmit
Written by Harry Warren
and Al Dubin
Published by Warner Bros. Inc. See more