Adventures in BabysittingDirector: Chris Columbus
Teenager Chris Parker (Elisabeth Shue) would rather party with her boyfriend, but when her beau breaks their date she reluctantly accepts a babysitting job. It isn't all TV and icebox-raiding when Chris' best friend Brenda (Penelope Ann Miller) calls her to announce that she's stranded at the bus station. With her youthful charges in tow (one of whom, 15-year-old Brad (Keith Coogan), has a hopeless crush on the babysitter), Chris heads into downtown Chicago to go to Brenda's rescue. Thus begins a roller coaster ride of comic mishaps, unexpected perils and hairbreadth escapes. IN one bit, blues singer Albert Collins refuses to allow Chris and company to leave the nightclub they've wandered into until they agree to sing along with a song borrowed from, of all things the 1939 B-picture Nancy Drew, Reporter! . Screenwriter and Steven Spielberg protégé Chris Columbus made his directorial debut with Adventures in Babysitting.
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- Touchstone / Disney
- [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Elisabeth Shue||Chris Parker|
|Maia Brewton||Sara Anderson|
|Keith Coogan||Brad Anderson|
|Anthony Rapp||Daryl Coopersmith|
|Calvin Levels||Joe Gibb|
|Penelope Ann Miller||Brenda|
|John Ford Noonan||John Pruitt|
|Bradley Whitford||Mike Tedwell|
|John Davis Chandler||Bleak|
|Dan Ziskie||Mr. Anderson|
|Lolita Davidovich||College girl at frat party|
|John Dee||Old Man|
|Monica Devereux||Teenage Runaway|
|Rummy Bishop||Janitor #2|
|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|
|Sandi Ross||Bag Lady|
|Linda Sorenson||Mrs. Anderson|
|Walt Woodson||Gang Member|
|Albert Collins||Blues Club Performer|
|David Lee||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Barbara Dunphy||Production Designer|
|Judith R. Gellman||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Todd Hallowell||Production Designer|
|Michael Kamen||Score Composer|
|Gregory Keen||Art Director|
|Steven Saxton||Associate Producer|
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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!
I am just a loving little girl,who cares for others.
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!
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
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 !