Just finished watching it after not having seen it in years (or rather decades) and it holds up extremely well.
Josh Charles is so adorable, as is Keith Coogan.
Shame the younger son OD'ed a while back.
The alternate ending is much better.
I'm right on top of that, Rose!
What is the alternate ending?
What's the alternate ending? Just read Hollywood is remaking this one.
This is one of my guilty pleasures.
Chris Petiet (the one who overdosed) was a great friend of Leo's back in the day, I bet if was alive he would be on the yacht with him and Lukas.
I absolutely love this movie. I've never heard of an alternate ending. Are you sure you're not thinking of Heathers?
R8, I cannot see the picture.
I love the remake of "Dragging the Line" that's in this movie. It's a cool little teen flick that takes me back to my youth. Keith Cooogan was way too old to STILL be playing a teenager by this point, however.
LOVE this movie.
I love it! And Joanna Cassidy is in it as Christina's diva boss.
I'm right on top of that, Rose!
I used to watch this movie EVERY time on t.v. Keith Coogan is gay, right? He gave off that vibe. Loved how cute he was after his "chef" make-over. In any case, he was a recurring character in the first couple of seasons on Will and Grace. He played one half of a couple who were friends of Will's. Still cute back then.
The movie also featured David Duchovny in an early douchebag role, and IIRC his then real life girlfriend played the receptionist.
I love it too. Wow, r15, I didn't know that was his real life gf. I love the part where they go to the party and the stoner valet parking kid calls Duchovny "Metallica breath" lol, say what? How is that an insult when the kid who says it likes Metallica? I love shit written by 40 year olds for teens.. I think Duchovny calls her a "void" too. How edgy.
My favorite scene is when Applegate's car is stolen by three drag queens done up as Liza Minnelli, Dolly Parton, and Marilyn Monroe. FYI, the actor playing "Marilyn" also played the tranny who kicks James Caan's ass in "Freebie and the Bean".
Is Keith Coogan related to Jackie Coogan?
Grandson. Keith changed his last name from Mitchell to Coogan early in his career as a tribute to his grandfather.
A cult classic!
There's a funny Facebook page called: I know what petty cash is thanks to Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead
DTMTBD is just so campy. It's an early 90s movie, and it captures that time perfectly.
They've been having festivals for it in recent years. Keith Coogan even appeared, along with the writer. The writer did a big interview, revealing the back story to the script. No one wanted it. His agent submitted it. It was originally called "The Real World." A lot of things were changed, characters added. I do wonder if the writer is gay. I sort of got that impression, but with very little physical evidence to back it up.
"Talks like she's chewing her face?"
Oh and don't forget the "hip" uniforms from the fashion show r21. God those outfits were ugly and considering that most nurses are to put it delicately, not even close to being a size 2, I doubt they wouldn't want to wear those skin tight spandex monstrosities. Oh and a huge, dirty feather on a pen is "just what the doctor ordered" when dealing with people with open wounds that can easily get infected.
They did a bunch of bad dubbing to not get an R rating. Christina is dubbed saying "punk" when she's actually saying "prick." In the drag queens screen, Christina says shit. They dubbed it to "Liza?"
Joanna Cassidy is divine!!! Her laugh is legendary.
The film is pretty ludicrous though. The babysitter's death has next to nothing to do with the plot, and how did they thing they were going to explain her death once the mother returned? The film called for a suspension of disbelief.
David Duchovny was funny. The receptionist was the biggest cunt of all-time, so perfectly captured.
There's a lot of goofs, including the calendar seen in the background, and the age on her driver's licence. IMDB has all of it.
They announced a remake two years ago. The writer brought up some good points about the problems trying to do that, most easily: technology. It's harder to get away with what Sue Ellen got away with today.
Did anyone have the VHS tape? In the beginning they had a contest to win Mrs. Sturak car.
Dan Castellaneta (Homer Simpson) did the voice of animated Mrs. Sturak.
I never put together who Danielle Harris was -- I had no idea that she had become a 'scream queen.' She still talks about Don't Tell Mom today, as fans still rush up to her and bring it up.
That wasn't Coogan.
It's such a fabulous film and every character is distinctive and lovable.
"TV ROTS YER BRAINS!!!! Go to your room - I expect a COMPLETE REPORT tomorrow morning on the life of the aardvark."
I also thought the mom was a deadbeat for leaving her kids behind as she travels to Australia.
To this day, if I'm feeling overwhelmed I'll say to myself, "Don't feel overwhelmed--just do one thing at a time!"
"AH YES! The QED report. I have that for you, Rose!"
"What are YOU doing with it? Sue Ellen, what is CAROLYN doing with it?!!"
"Cathy Henderson brought it by. It seems she's been COVERING for Sue-Ellen. Doing her work FOR HER."
"You let Cathy do the QED report?!"
"I was wondering... how you were going to get that and the research for the presentation done at the same time. BRAVO! You REALLY know how to delegate responsibility. Carolyn, you want to be EXECUTIVE material? KEEP AN EYE on SUE-ELLEN!!! YOU... YOU... ARE A PARAGON!!!!"
I remember seeing this movie at the movie theater when I was a kid! Loved it!
I love when Rose points out that Sue Ellen's computer has a mouse. Gurl you FAAAAANCY.
The ugly brother from Poltergeist was a little creep and so was the one who bought the girl a diamond. I always wondered why Suell didn't smack them for that. I liked Kenny though. Oh, excuse me, Kenneth.
Whenever I'm dealing with someone stupid I say, "You need to go...to PER-SO-NNEL."