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
When the drag queens are stealing the Buick and it cuts back to the kids, Kenny is saying "Liza?" while Sue Ellen's mouth is clearly saying "Shit." However, the audio has them both saying "Liza?" See more
River Ridge Hospital is on line for you, it seems there's been an emergency with your son.
Sue Ellen "Swell" Crandell
Oh!... My son!
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
Keep the Faith
Performed by Valentine
Produced by Bill Wray
Written by Bill Wray
Published by Virgin Music, Inc./Bill Wray Music See more