- Actors: Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan, Anthony Rapp, Calvin Levels
- Directors: Chris Columbus
- Writers: David Simkins, Elizabeth Faucher
- Format: Color, NTSC
- Language: English
- Rated: Parents Strongly CautionedPG-13
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: Buena Vista Pictures
- VHS Release Date: July 14, 1992
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (677 customer reviews)
- ASIN: 6301008944
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,741 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Adventures in Babysitting [VHS]
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In its own way, "Adventures in Baby Sitting is in the mold of the Indiana Jones films, where the cast of characters are stuck on a roller coaster of exciting encounters.Read more ›
When highschool senior Chris Parker (Elisabeth Shue) decides to spend Saturday night babysitting the Anderson kids Sara (Maia Brewton) and Brad (Keith Coogan) as well as Brad's best friend Daryl (Anthony Rapp), no one, not least Chris, will be prepared for the wild ride ahead, when Chris' best friend Brenda (Penelope Ann Miller) phones and begs to be rescued from the Chicago bus depot after an aborted attempt to run away. Chris bundles the kids in the car and heads for downtown Chicago, but after getting stranded thanks to a flat tyre, the gang end up in a mess of trouble!
This is such a fun film. Elisabeth Shue glows as Chris and offers one of her funniest comedy performances. Whilst she is best-remembered by most film critics for her role in "Leaving Las Vegas", to 80's kids like me, she'll forever be fondly regarded as Chris in AIB.
Anthony Rapp, Keith Coogan and Maia Brewton are hilarious in their roles, and Penelope Ann Miller is a scream in the film's clever subplot of Brenda's adventures in the bus depot. The film also features early turns from Vincent d'Onofrio, Bradley Whitford and George Newbern.
The DVD is presented in non-anamorphic widescreen, with no extras whatsoever, but fans will just be happy to finally have this 80's gem on DVD. A bargain price too.
First one: The Playboy magazine. I know they don't show much of anything but still, it isn't something that I want my 6 year old seeing and asking what is that, why is she dressed like that?
Second: I can quote this, on the subway, the street gang "Lords of Hell" if I remember right, when they confronted Elizabeth Shue's character and the kids, and the love struck teenager tries to man up to them, a knife gets taken out and snapped into the kids foot. Then followed up by, "Don't F*** with the Lords of Hell!" Elizabeth Shue pulls out the knife and holds it to the gang leaders face and says, "Don't F*** with the babysitter!" Now, 2 F words, and this is in the family movie category? I need to say I don't think this should be.Read more ›
Everyone, I believe, can relate to the craziness that goes on here.... it is just taken to the extreme in this movie.
Elizabeth Shue is fantastic as the babysitter. One of the most memorable lines is when she proclaims... "I'm the babysitter!".
Not to be missed. Enjoyable for everyone. Must see classic and timeless comedy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The original movie a classic all its own recommend buying a 80's classic to be enjoyed an watched again and again for young teens.Arrived in excellent condition and on timePublished 5 hours ago by Alan T.
Still a classic! I just introduced it to my 11 year old and she loved it!Published 3 days ago by kiki
I laughed through the whole movie. I remember those days. lol Refreshing.Published 17 days ago by WaTaHll
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