Simon Templar (The Saint), is a thief for hire, whose latest job to steal the secret process for cold fusion puts him at odds with a traitor bent on toppling the Russian government, as well as the woman who holds its secret.
Having gotten a taste of college life, a drastically changed farm girl returns home for Thanksgiving break with her best friend, a flamboyant party animal who is clearly a fish out of water in a small farm town.
Chris Parker agrees to babysit after her boyfriend, Mike Todwell, stands her up. Expecting a dull evening, she settles down with three kids for a night of TV...and boredom. But when her frantic friend, Brenda, calls and pleads to be rescued from the bus station in downtown Chicago, the evening soon explodes into an endless whirl of hair raising adventures. Chris and the kids leave their safe suburban surroundings and head for the heart of the big city, never imagining how terrifyingly funny their expedition will become.Written by
When the kids are boarding the elevator in the office building, the buttons indicate that it is an Otis Series 1 elevator. However; the chime, the call buttons on the floors themselves, and the directional indicators on top of the elevator doors are NOT those of an Otis Series 1. An Otis Series 1 elevator would have a low-frequency chime instead of the high-frequency chime heard in the movie; call buttons that match the floor buttons inside the elevator (except with arrows); and the directional indicator would be a green arrow instead of a white light. In other words, the elevator is partly Otis Series 1 and partly some other brand. These could be new elevators in an older installation, however. If this is the case, the call buttons and directional indicators would've almost definitely been replaced as well. See more »
For an unknown (to me) reason, when I saw this on British TV, it was called "A Night On The Town", a far inferior title than 'Adventures in Babysitting', although maybe they figured that parents would think this a children's movie...
Anyway, the movie itself is charming in that way that only 1980s US comedy films are. There is an air of innocence to the whole thing, before these more conscious and overtly cynical days that we know and hate now - maybe a reason why 1980s retro is all the rage now... that, and things are cyclical.
I thought the film WAS charming, although entirely far-fetched in its plot lines, although I think that was kind of the point. The characters, while not being very complicated, were warm and at least not entirely two-dimensional, and the little girl was quite cute and not extremely annoying as could have happened.
Overall, I'd recommend it to hounds who love to watch 80s films.
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