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The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)

Seven junior-high-school girls organize a daycare camp for children while at the same time experiencing classic adolescent growing pains.

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Based on the bestselling book series about seven friends whose babysitting business leads to one adventure after another. When tomboy Kristy, president of the club, has a brilliant idea to run a summer day camp, the girls all agree it's the perfect way to spend their summer--together! But life gets complicated as budding romance, family problems and a trio of scheming snobs all conspire to ruin the club. The BSC gang learn for themselves the amazing power of friendship. Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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18 August 1995 (USA)  »

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El club de las niñeras  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,418,908 (USA) (20 August 1995)

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$9,685,976 (USA)
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Trivia

Luca, who is from Switzerland, says "tschüss" to Stacey's mom when leaving the house. Tschüss, or tschüß, is German for "goodbye." German is spoken by about 64% of Switzerland. The other three national languages are French (20%), Italian (7%), and Romansh (less than 1%). See more »

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When Kristy is making the peanut butter sandwiches, one of the sandwiches goes from unwrapped to wrapped to unwrapped in between shots. See more »

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Kristy Thomas: Dad, why did you come back if you're just going to hide?
Patrick Thomas: To see you. I missed you.
Kristy Thomas: Well, you could have came before. Nothing was stopping you.
Patrick Thomas: I tried.
Kristy Thomas: Dad, you sent like two postcards in five years, or something. I was always thinking you would come. You never did, ever. I wait for you every year, you never even called. You don't care about me and everyone who does care about me's mad at me. I can't do this anymore. I've never lied to my mom or my friends and since you've got here, that's all ...
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Random phone calls are heard throughout the opening credits. See more »

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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Bottle Deposit (1996) See more »

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Written by Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal (as Manuel Seal, Jr.), and Muhammed Bell
Performed by Xscape
Produced by Jermaine Dupri
Co-produced by Manuel Seal
Courtesy of So So Def Recordings, Inc. / Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Hardly Oscar-winning but fair
12 April 2004 | by (Dundee, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I used to read the books when I was around nine years old so it was quite nostalgic moment for me catching this film one morning. Unlike the lacklustre series, this was quite a nice portrayal of the books and the child actors were able to bring the characters to life.

The plot is easy enough to follow, even for those who have never read the books before, and the film would probably appeal very much to young girls who are at an age when they have a hundred best friends. But I don't think anyone older than twelve (with the exception of the teenage and twenty-something former fans of the book!) would be very interested other than to reminisce on that innocent, childish period when life revolved around homework, best friends and relishing in the freedom of the summer hols.

One thing, however, that struck me while watching the film. It did remind me how ridiculous the whole concept of eleven- and thirteen-year-olds forming a babysitting group was. At that age, I'd be hiring a babysitter for *them* since they're as young as the kids they babysit!


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