Adventures in Babysitting

Synopsis: 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!
Director(s): Chris Columbus
Production: Touchstone Pictures
  2 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min


- Well, he walked up to me

and he asked me if I wanted to dance

He looked kind of nice

And so I said I might take a chance

When he danced he held me tight

And when he walked me

home that night

All the stars were shining bright

And then he kissed me

Each time I saw him

I couldn't wait to see him again

I wanted to let him know

that he was more than a friend

I didn't knowjust what to do

So I whispered, "I love you"

And he said that he loved me too

And then he kissed me

He kissed me in a way

That I've never been kissed before

He kissed me in a way

That I wanna be kissed forever more

I knew that he was mine

So I gave him all the love that I had

And one day he took me home

to meet his mom and his dad

Then he asked me to be his bride

And always be right by his side

I felt so happy I almost cried

And then he kissed me


Oh, God. He's here.



Okay, Chris, just relax.

Tonight is going to be

the greatest night of your life.


Hi, Chris.

- I'm a little bit overdressed.

- No, it's just...

I got to cancel.

My little sister got sick

and my parents are going out tonight.

Well, I could come over and help out.

We could make some chicken soup

or something.

No, you don't want to be there.

She's contagious.

I don't want you to get sick.

We'll do the French restaurant thing

next week, okay?



I don't know. Friday, Saturday.

I got to get going.

My sister's waiting for me.

You're upset about tonight, aren't you?


Well, yeah, a little.

But I understand.

You know, Chris,

girls like you come along

once in a lifetime.



- Contagious?

- Yeah, that's what he said.

He's lying.


Ugh, God. I don't know why you're

making such a big deal about him.

He's the best thing

that's ever happened to me.

He's the only thing

that's ever happened to you.

That's why we've got to get out.

It's like a Dairy Queen.

You only get one flavor.


You know, I asked you over here

to cheer me up.

I feel worse.


- Oh, Chris, I'm sorry.

I'm just in a really bad mood.

My parents are driving me crazy.

My stepmom is such a pain.

If I don't get out of the house

I'm going to spike her Tab with Drano.

Don't do that.


- Chris? Hi, Brenda.


- Hi, Mom.

- That was Mrs. Anderson.

She wants to know

if you can babysit for her tonight.

- No. Tell her I can't.

- Why not?

- Wait, aren't we doing something?

- I have to go home.

Because I want to stay home

and be depressed.

Sit for the Andersons.

That'll depress anyone.

(SIGHS) I'm too old to babysit.

(SINGING) Sometimes you know

what you're looking for

Sometimes you don't

make it out the door

This time I know what I'm doing

I'm not fooling

'Cause I just can't stop

Trying to get a hold on you

I just can't stop, I won't give up

Guess what, Brad?

Mom is going to kill you

for wearing skates indoors.

Mom's got to catch me first.

Guess what?

I don't care, winghead.

Mom got Chris to babysit for me.


- Oh my...


- Sara!

- Bye!


Chris is coming.

Would you get out of the way?

Chris is coming.

Oh, no.

- Hi, Chris. Come on in.

- Hi.

Thanks a million for this.

- I'm sorry about the short notice.

- No problem.

I'm glad I could help out.

Sara. Sara!

- Did you take my Clearasil again?

- I ran out of brown.

Great. How am I supposed

to cover up my zits?

- You want some orange?

- I can't use paint.

What do you think?

I figure it's my best yet.

I got the sun rays and the cape

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David Simkins

David Simkins is an American screenwriter and television producer. His first produced screenplay was for the film Adventures in Babysitting in 1987. He has been an active writer and producer for television since his involvement with The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. in 1993-1994. He has written scripts for and produced the television shows Charmed, Blade: The Series, Dark Angel, Warehouse 13, The Dresden Files, and Human Target. more…

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