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 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
When Walter breaks his leg, Sue Ellen arrives at the hospital and he has already been treated. When she arrives she tells them that she is his mother. No paperwork whatsoever was involved. You cannot treat a child without a parent. When she arrived, he was ready to go. See more
This place is a crock! We're never gonna make it through the summer. Man, I'm gonna hold up at Lizard's.
Sue Ellen "Swell" Crandell
Oh, that's real brotherly of you Kenny. Always taking the easy way out. Don't you have any pride?
I got an idea. When our food runs out, we can eat Elvis.
[the dog Elvis runs out of the room
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
References Super Password
Life's Rich Tapestry
Performed by Modern English
Courtesy of TVT Records
Written by Modern English
Published by American Momentum Music Ltd. See more