Adventures in Babysitting

Adventures in Babysitting

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Director: Chris Columbus

Cast: Chris Columbus, Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan

     
 

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Chris Columbus' charming comedy Adventures in Babysitting comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned.

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Chris Columbus' charming comedy Adventures in Babysitting comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Although there are no supplemental materials of any consequence, the inexpensive list price makes this disc a great purchase for anyone looking for a comedy the whole family can enjoy.

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The surprise hit Adventures in Babysitting was what catapulted Elisabeth Shue from throwaway roles, like Ralph Macchio's girlfriend in The Karate Kid, to the status of legitimate teenybopper star with a fitness for light comedy. In fact, until her Oscar-nominated turn in Leaving Las Vegas, this breezy adventure constituted Shue's most recognizable accomplishment, which may say more about her subsequent choices than the cinematic durability of her babysitter extraordinaire. Still, a good escapist potboiler like this tends to stick in the memory, especially when it's spiced up by preteen crushes and an infectious candy-coated sensibility. Like many other formulaic comedies that exceed the modest goal of supplying inoffensive family entertainment, Adventures cruises along on a combination of smart writing, energetic directing, and, perhaps most important, performances that are effortlessly familiar. As co-screenwriter and director, Chris Columbus bears a hefty responsibility for whatever lingering charms the film has, as it builds pleasingly on the child-themed adventures he penned in Gremlins and The Goonies, as well as previewing his Home Alone movies. In the capable hands of Columbus and Shue, babysitting has never been less mundane.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/18/2000
UPC:
0717951003300
Original Release:
1987
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
1:42:00
Sales rank:
1,349

Special Features

French language track; 2.0 Dolby Surround; Widescreen [1.85:1]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elisabeth Shue Chris Parker
Maia Brewton Sara Anderson
Keith Coogan Brad Anderson
Anthony Rapp Daryl Coopersmith
Vincent D'Onofrio Dawson
Calvin Levels Joe Gibb
Penelope Ann Miller Brenda
George Newbern Dan
John Ford Noonan John Pruitt
Bradley Whitford Mike Tedwell
John Davis Chandler Bleak
Allan Aarons Actor
Janet Hirshenson Actor
Ron Canada Graydon
Dan Ziskie Mr. Anderson
Lolita Davidovich College girl at frat party
John Dee Old Man
Marcia Bennett Nurse
Monica Devereux Teenage Runaway
Rummy Bishop Janitor #2
Rick Goldman Adulterer
Deryck Hazel Maitre D
John Hemphill Drunk at Party
Clark Johnson Black Gang Leader
Sam Moses Dr. Nuhkbane
Les Nirenberg Fat Man
Juan Ramirez Chicano Leader
Richard Rebiere Friend
Sandi Ross Bag Lady
Linda Sorenson Mrs. Anderson
Walt Woodson Gang Member
Albert Collins Blues Club Performer
Kirsten Kieferle Sesame

Technical Credits
Chris Columbus Director,Screenwriter
David Lee Sound/Sound Designer
Barbara Dunphy Production Designer
Judith R. Gellman Costumes/Costume Designer
Raja Gosnell Editor
Todd Hallowell Production Designer
Debra Hill Producer
Janet Hirshenson Casting
Jane Jenkins Casting
Michael Kamen Score Composer
Gregory Keen Art Director
Lynda Obst Producer
Steven Saxton Associate Producer
David Simkins Screenwriter
Frederic Steinkamp Editor
Ric Waite Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Side #1
0. Chapter Selection
1. Opening credits/Bad news. [:02]
2. The adventure begins. [4:52]
3. A distress call. [4:52]
4. The more the merrier. [:29]
5. Blowout on the expressway. [:29]
6. Handsome John Pruitt. [5:52]
7. Grand theft auto. [3:26]
8. The chop shop. [2:46]
9. Over and out. [3:34]
10. Singing the blues. [6:03]
11. Rapid transit rumble. [2:27]
12. Emergency!. [5:39]
13. The frat party. [6:00]
14. A slow dance. [9:47]
15. Sara meets Thor. [4:37]
16. An awkward anniversary. [5:37]
17. On the run. [3:53]
18. Inside the cocktail party. [5:09]
19. The rescue. [5:00]
20. Hurrying on home. [4:10]
21. The greatest night so far. [4:50]
22. End credits. [2:40]

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Adventures in Babysitting 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
SleepDreamWrite 3 months ago
One of my all time favorites, next to other classics like Goonies, etc. This one from the story to the performances, and that soundtrack. The nostalgia!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I am just a loving little girl,who cares for others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Watching this movie with my girlfriends is one of my fondest memories as a teenager. Elizabeth Shue gives an awesome performance, including the classic lip-sync in the opening scene. George Newbern is the 'knight in shining armor' - we could hardly believe when he was then the groom in 'Father of the Bride'. Penelope Ann Miller - another classic performance, great one liners. And you gotta love when Elizabeth Shue sings the blues! Also great performance by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes in the frat house scene. Definitely one to make you smile!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great movie. Elizabeth Shue gives a great performance. I loved the soundtrack to this movie but I can't find it anywhere. I loved Albert Collins and the song they all did - Remember Noone leaves here without singing the blues!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think I've seen this movie at least 100 times and I never get tired of it. I think it is so funny and I love Darryl! (ya think?) I always have wanted to have an exciting babysitting job like Chris has, but so far it's been typical.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love this movie its really awesome i love the part on the subway and how they got on home its a really nice 80's film from 1987 although i was only 2 later on i seen the movie and really enjoyed it and Daryl's quote saying ya think? LoL very funny a real cool movie love it! also the litte girl who loves Thor her hero !
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