- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 14, 1999
- Originally Released: 1987
- Label: Walt Disney Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby 2.0 Stereo Surround - English, French
- Additional Release Material:
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Penelope Ann Miller,
Vincent D'Onofrio &
John Ford Noonan,
John Davis Chandler,
Clarke Devereux &
Fredric Steinkamp &
Debra Hill &
Variety - 06/24/1987
"...A fresh, solid lead performance from Elisabeth Shue....[Levels] gives a sweetly controlled performance..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/01/1987
"...Amusing....This whole cast has a genuine simpatico and warmth -- especially Levels, Shue and Rapp..."
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.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment:
Adventures In Babysitting
Chris Parker (Elisabeth Shue, THE KARATE KID, CALL TO GLORY) 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!
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.