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Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Chris
... Sara
... Brad
... Daryl
Calvin Levels ... Joe Gipp
... Dawson (as Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio)
... Brenda
... Dan
John Ford Noonan ... Pruitt
... Mike
... Graydon
... Bleak (as John Chandler)
Dan Ziskie ... Mr. Anderson
Allan Aarons ... Janitor #1
... Nurse
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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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A lifetime of fun in just one night. See more »


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3 July 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Night on the Town  »

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$34,368,475
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Trivia

According to a recent documentary about Jon Mikl Thor he was originally cast in the part of Dawson. As Thor's gimmick was playing Thor the god (similar to the Marvel comic), the casting would have fit well with the movie's plot points. Thor even was involved with the pre production of the movie and participated in costume fittings. Thor was fired and the part was recast as Vincent D'Onofrio with little explanation given to Thor's agent, though it could have involved D'Onofrio's recent success in the movie Full Metal Jacket (1987). See more »

Goofs

When Chris and the children start walking on the I-beam above the bad guys hideout, looking down from the kids' point of view, there is a metal chain hanging over it. From the camera angle from below, there is no chain. See more »

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Brad: Uh... where's the spare?
Daryl: Maybe it's on the car... you think?
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The title does not appear until minutes after the opening credits. See more »


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Expressway to Your Heart
Words and Music by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble) & Leon Huff
Produced by Robert Kraft
Performed by Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes (as Southside Johnny and the Jukes)
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A really sweet and innocent comedy about a girl who babysits but has to take a tour downtown.
16 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is a really funny movie because you never really know where it's going. Basically everything that happens in it happens by accident. It's not only funny but also exciting if you aren't that old. I think it's great.

It sort of reminds me about "Afterhours" (starring Griffin Dunne) but this is the family version of that movie. Anything can happen during a crazy night or so it seems. Elisabeth Shue is good in this movie and everyone in it seems to have had a good time making it. If you just want to see a cute movie which makes you feel good , or if you've had enough of over-dramatic epics , action that blows you out of your seat and bloody horror movies , check this out. It's sweet , funny , lovable and adventurous all at the same time. If you don't like it , there are more than enough of violence out there for you.


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