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Adventures in Babysitting Details


Teenager Chris Parker ([[Performer~P65475~Elisabeth Shue~elisabethshue]]) 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 ([[Performer~P49300~Penelope Ann Miller~penelopeannmiller]]) 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 ([[Performer~P14675~Keith Coogan~keithcoogan]]), 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 [[Performer~P14204~Albert Collins~albertcollins]] 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 [[Feature~V34435~Nancy Drew, Reporter!~nancydrewreporter]] . Screenwriter and [[Performer~P112325~Steven Spielberg~stevenspielberg]] protégé [[Performer~P85595~Chris Columbus~chriscolumbus]] made his directorial debut with Adventures in Babysitting. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:July 1, 1987


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


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