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A Jamaican babysitter uses voodoo to tame a pair of mischievous, stir-crazy boys.



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Jennifer Mowbray
Lance Paxton
Joshua Rudoy ...
Dennis Paxton
Barbara Lynn Paxton
Mrs. Abbott


A Jamaican babysitter uses voodoo to tame a pair of mischievous, stir-crazy boys. Written by Anonymous

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5 January 1986 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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A 1986 Version Of 'Nanny McPhee'
31 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite a very predictable and clichéd Spielberg story (black sitter succeeds when whites all fail, and voodoo is real and works and other nonsense) the episode still has some charm and a few laughs. It's also interesting to see Seth Green so young. Even though he's still a relatively young man around 33, he's been acting a long time. Here he is at the age of maybe 10, this little skinny red-haired kid with a Madonna tee-shirt. That's a hint he ("Lance") isn't exactly an angel. He and his smaller brother "Dennis" (Joshua Rodoy) are hellish boys who have ruined every baby-sitter that has come their way. That is, until "Jennifer" arrives. I enjoyed the expressions on Mabel King's face as she portrays a Caribbean voodoo priestess.

This theme is still being repeated. "Nanny McPhee," a fine movie made recently, had the same premise, meaning somebody with supernatural powers taming incorrigible kids.

I did laugh at a couple of strange sites, like a horse sitting down on a sofa!

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