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The Babysitter (1995)

A teenage babysitter is the focus of two boys and a man's separate obsessions.

Director:

Guy Ferland

Writers:

Robert Coover (story), Guy Ferland
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alicia Silverstone ... Jennifer
Jeremy London ... Jack
J.T. Walsh ... Harry Tucker
Lee Garlington ... Dolly Tucker
Nicky Katt ... Mark
Lois Chiles ... Bernice Holsten
George Segal ... Bill Holsten
Ryan Slater ... Jimmy
Brittany English Stephens Brittany English Stephens ... Bitsy
Tuesday Knight ... Waitress
Eric Menyuk ... Joe
Matthew Kimbrough ... Large man
Jane Alden Jane Alden ... Wilma
Noel Evangelisti Noel Evangelisti ... Audrey
Michael Chieffo ... Young man
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Storyline

A teenage girl babysits two young kids while the parents go out to a party. Her boyfriend is coerced (with the help of alcohol) by an old 'friend' into going to the house. Both boys are obsessed with the babysitter, as is the father of the two children. The story basically shows the effects drink has on different people. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

It's All In Your Mind

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for scenes of sexuality, strong language and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The name of Alicia Silverstone's character is not revealed until 84 minutes into the movie. She is mostly just referred to as "the babysitter." During the final moments of the film, seconds before she is pulled away in the back of a police car, her name, Jennifer, is disclosed. See more »

Goofs

When the babysitter is putting the baby in the crib, as she first stands there holding it, you can clearly see by the stiff limbs that it is a doll. The next cut, with the camera looking in past her shoulder, does show a real baby. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mark: What you're doing?
Jennifer: I'm walking.
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Soundtracks

BLUES AT THE LADIES
Written by Loek Dikker
Produced by Loek Dikker
Performed by The Waterland Studio Band
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Alicia's cute; movie sucks
3 March 2001 | by smatysiaSee all my reviews

Alicia Silverstone is so pretty, so good, I hope she gets some decent material someday. This film wasn't very good. Miss Silverstone was good, but the film could have really used some more exposure (wink, nod). At least she did spend a fair part of the movie in a bubble bath, but she seemed to have a flesh-colored towel in there when she was moving very much. I will have to give some credit to J. T. Walsh and Lee Garlington as the Tuckers. It was fairly fun to watch them get more and more hammered at the party. I've heard that drunkenness is difficult for an actor, but these two made it quite believable. Overall, this film is of interest only to Silverstone fans, (real ones, because she does NO nude scenes here) Grade: D


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Babysitter See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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