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!
She thought babysitting was easy money - until she started hanging out with the Andersons.
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This was Chris Columbus's first directing job since his senior thesis film at NYU in 1980. He said it gave him the confidence to be back on a set again. See more
When the kids are in the upstairs bedroom of the home near the end of the film and Chris comes up to give them the all's clear, heavy traffic can be seen outside the second floor window, even though the street outside is shown as a quiet suburban neighborhood and practically empty on the following scene.
NOTE: Per Google street view of the filmed location (4 Valleyanna Drive in North York, Toronto ON per itsfilmedthere.com), there is a four-lane avenue backing the property. This explains the traffic, assuming the window behind Brad and Sara is at the back of the house. See more
That was Mrs. Anderson, she wants to know if you can babysit tonight.
[sees the look Brenda gives her
No, tell her I can't.
Because I want to sit at home and be depressed.
Oh, sit for the Andersons, that'll depress anyone.
Mom, I'm too old to babysit.
The title does not appear until five minutes after the opening credits. See more
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. See more
Referenced in Revenge: Addiction
Bring It On Home To Me
Words and Music by Sam Cooke
Performed by Sam Cooke
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