Adventures in Babysitting
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Chris Parker agrees to babysit for a neighbor after her "dream" date stands her up. Expecting a dull evening with three kids and the TV, the hair-raising adventure soon explodes when her friend Brenda calls and begs to be rescued from the bus station in downtown Chicago.
Main Cast & Crew
Chris Columbus - Director
Penelope Ann Miller
John Ford Noonan
After her boyfriend cancels a date, 17-year-old Chris agrees to babysit for 15-year-old Brad and his younger sister, Sara. When she gets a call from her best friend who's at the bus stop in downtown Chicago deciding not to run away, Chris packs the kids in the family car to go fetch her. En route, they run into every imaginable hitch, including having to sing the blues to escape a neighborhood club, accidentally stealing vital financial information from the mob, and witnessing a tow-truck driver's wife's infidelities.
Directorial debut for Chris Columbus, who would later direct the successful blockbuster "Home Alone." Shot in Chicago and Toronto in DeLuxe color. Lolita Davidovitch is credited as Lolita David in the film. Rated PG by the British Board of Film Censors.
"...A fresh, solid lead performance from Elisabeth Shue....[Levels] gives a sweetly controlled performance..." - 06/24/1987 Variety
"...Amusing....This whole cast has a genuine simpatico and warmth -- especially Levels, Shue and Rapp..." - 07/01/1987 Los Angeles Times, p.C1