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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.

Director:

Chris Columbus

Writer:

David Simkins
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Shue ... Chris
Maia Brewton ... Sara
Keith Coogan ... Brad
Anthony Rapp ... Daryl
Calvin Levels 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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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 Anonymous

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


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Trivia

Sharon Stone auditioned for the lead role. See more »

Goofs

After the French restaurant incident, when the bad guys are chasing Sara and she is about to run into a building in which a janitor is washing the floor, a camera and crew are visible in the window. See more »

Quotes

Nurse: Dr. Nuhkbane, the guy with the stab wounds just died.
Dr. Nuhkbane: Oh dear.
Chris: Oh, Doctor, we're looking for our friend.
Dr. Nuhkbane: Your friend? Which one is he?
Chris: Um, he's the one with the stab wounds.
Dr. Nuhkbane: Oh dear.
Chris: What?
Dr. Nuhkbane: I'm sorry. Your friend is dead.
Sarah: Dead?
Daryl: Dead?
[...]
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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

On television broadcasts, during the subway scene, "fuck" is changed to "fool." See more »

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Spoofed in Death Train (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

The Blues Had a Baby (And They Named It Rock-n-Roll)
Written by Muddy Waters and Brownie McGhee (as Morganfield-McGhee)
Performed by Muddy Waters
Courtesy of CBS Records
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One of those movies you grow out of, but don't stop liking
28 November 2003 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

I grew up with this movie and always wanted to be like Chris. She was so beautiful and handled the toughest situations so well. She took the deadliest situations and got the kids out of them so safely. Well, now I babysit and I'm glad I never got in the same situation, but it still made for a great and fun movie.

Chris is a senior who has a big date planned with her boyfriend, but when he cancels, she is forced to babysit the Anderson's daughter, Sara. They also have a son, Brad is a couple years younger and has a huge crush on Chris and decides to cancel on his friend, Darrel to stay home with Chris. But when Chris's best friend, Brenda, calls her from the Anderson's, she finds out her friend is stranded at a bus station and can't get anyone else to help her. So Chris takes Brad and Sara and is forced to take Darrel since he won't leave them alone, they all go into the city of Chicago and end up getting a flat and get into one deadly situation after the next, even getting chased by the Mafia!

This is a fun flick that I still watch 'til this day and have so much fun with. I would always recommend this also for anyone, I truly hope it is discovered by new generations. I still enjoy singing along with the "Babysitting Blues", I think I finally feel Chris's pain, after all, I'm too old to babysit. :D

7/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adventures in Babysitting 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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