Adventures in Babysitting

Adventures in Babysitting
Adventures in Babysitting
  • PG-13
  • 1h 42m
  • 1987
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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!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Time Out

Chris sets off on a rescue mission, and ends up running the gauntlet of big city perils in a belab...

June 21, 2017
United Press International
Cathy Burke

The direction is fast-paced, the characters are vulnerable and sympathetic and even the bad guys h...

June 25, 2017
Cinema Crazed
Felix Vasquez Jr.

One very unique and entertaining comedy that has yet to be duplicated.

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
'80s comedy has lots of profanity, peril, innuendos.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Adventures in Babysitting is a 1987 comedy. It includes some violent scenes, but they're mostly fodder for jokes that center on the vivid imaginations of kids from the 'burbs. A "stab wound" results in only one stitch; criminals chase the kids through the city but not for the sinister reason they think. You'll also see some guns, fistfights, and one scary moment where a little girl tries to escape a high-rise building by climbing out a window. The movie is also a little racy, with talk of Playboy magazine and a surprising number of sexual innuendos, including a college-age man dating a 17-year-old girl complaining that her "legs are locked together at the knees" and scenes with a prostitute. Profanity includes "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," "homo," "idiot," "bitch," "scum sucker," "penis," "goddamn," and "Jesus."

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:July 1, 1987
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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