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Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 3 July 1987 (USA)
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A babysitter must battle her way through the big city after being stranded there with the kids she's looking after.

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Chris Columbus

Writer:

David Simkins
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Shue ... Chris
Maia Brewton ... Sara
Keith Coogan ... Brad
Anthony Rapp ... Daryl
Calvin Levels ... Joe Gipp
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Dawson (as Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio)
Penelope Ann Miller ... Brenda
George Newbern ... Dan
John Ford Noonan John Ford Noonan ... Pruitt
Bradley Whitford ... Mike
Ron Canada ... Graydon
John Davis Chandler ... Bleak (as John Chandler)
Dan Ziskie ... Mr. Anderson
Allan Aarons Allan Aarons ... Janitor #1
Marcia Bennett ... Nurse
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Storyline

Chris Parker agrees to babysit after her "dream" date stands her up. Expecting a dull evening, Chris 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! Babysitter and 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 Anonymous

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She thought babysitting was easy money - until she started hanging out with the Andersons. See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Night on the Town See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,901,297, 5 July 1987

Gross USA:

$34,368,475

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,368,475
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Right before shooting a scene in which the group runs through a dirty, trash-filled alley, the Toronto Sanitation department came by and cleaned it up, so the crew had to dig through local dumpsters for more trash. See more »

Goofs

In real life the diamond-shape slant of the Associates Center is a 45-degree angle, but in the movie, when Sara is up against the slant, it's noticeably steeper than 45 degrees. See more »

Quotes

Chris: Who was at the door?
Brad: Stray dog.
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Crazy Credits

Shot of the thug who chased the little girl outside of skyscraper whimpering about being stuck out there. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version (released as "A Night On The Town") was cut by 8 secs for a PG rating to remove uses of the word 'fuck'. Later video versions were released under the original title and uncut after being upgraded to a 15 certificate. The print UK television uses for daytime showings however is the PG-friendly cut cinema version, carrying the 'A Night On The Town' title - so it can appear on UK television under both titles at times depending on the time of day it is shown. See more »

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Referenced in Dawson's Creek: Be Careful What You Wish For (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

The Brady Bunch Theme
Words by Sherwood Schwartz
Music by Frank De Vol
Performed by The Brady Bunch
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
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I Love This Movie..
14 February 1999 | by Game_manSee all my reviews

A few Years Ago my Dad Bought it for me on tape and I used to watch it over and over I watched it so many times that I knew Every Word in the movie I really Like this movie And I know It's an Old movie But SEE IT!!!! its Good


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