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Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

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Anthony Rapp Anthony Rapp
Daryl
Calvin Levels Calvin Levels
Joe Gipp


Written by
David Simkins David Simkins
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9 years, 10 months ago at Apr 12 22:17
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Since the ratings were pretty decent and since it was Chris Columbus’ directing debut, I was quite eager to check this flick. Furthermore, the title sounded pretty neat as well. Unfortunately, I thought the whole thing was rather disappointing. Indeed, in my opinion, the concept was actually really similar to ‘Home Alone’ which would be also directed by Columbus 3 years later and would turn ... read more

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4 years, 11 months ago at Mar 10 20:36
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I felt compelled to write review because the other ones I've read on here might put you off watching this. I really enjoyed this flick. It's a basic formula but done in a way that makes it pretty funny. Kids and adults alike can enjoy this just as long as you're not one for taking everything so seriously. Love the kids' performances, love Elisabeth Shue, it gives me people to root for and a littl... read more

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2 years, 6 months ago at Aug 22 10:04
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It’s a good adventure/comedy movie. You just shouldn’t take this movie too seriously. If you watch it just to enjoy and have fun, you will! I will definitely watch it again someday. 
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Chris Parker agrees to babysit after her "dread" 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!
Release date: 1 July 1987
UPC: 717951003300
Tags: Comedy (17), Adventure (12), 1980s (8), 1987 (7), Teen (6), Babysitter (5), Family (5), Thriller (4), Action (4), Drama (3), Thor (3), Chase (3), Crime (2), Party (2), Short Sighted (1), '80's (1), HQ (1), Skyscraper (1), Baby Sitting (1), Blues Music (1)
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“I felt compelled to write review because the other ones I've read on here might put you off watching this. I really enjoyed this flick. It's a basic ”

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