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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
No rules. No curfews. No nagging. No pulse.
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Did You Know?
was the first choice to direct this film. But he turned it down as the story didn't interest him. John Hughes
was also asked to direct, but he turned it down because he only directed scripts that he wrote himself. Hughes was also trying to distance himself away from working on teen movies. Joe Dante
, Richard Donner
, and Joel Schumacher
also turned it down as well. See more
Sue Ellen comes home from work and puts her purse on the kitchen island. In the next scene at the office, the secretary goes through Sue Ellen's things, finds her driver's license in her purse, and discovers that Sue Ellen is 17. See more
Sue Ellen "Swell" Crandell
I feel so guilty, I should've been nicer.
Yeah, she was a great baby sitter.
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: Heartbeeps
Performed by Charlie Terrell
Courtesy of Giant Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Written by Charlie Terrell
Published by Go Dog Go Music See more