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"Adventures in Babysitting"

Great '80s comedy-adventure flick. Elisabeth Shue was perfect in the lead, and the kids were all perfectly cast (which included future out gays Anthony Rapp and Maia Brewton). Also notable for featuring a hot and in-shape Vincent D'Onofrio as Dawson/Thor and a kick-ass oldies soundtrack.

by Anonymousreply 3902/04/2013

"Don't FUCK with the babysitter!"

by Anonymousreply 102/03/2013

I had a big crush on Elisabeth Shue. This was right before I realized I was gay. Coincidence?

by Anonymousreply 202/03/2013

I loved this movie when I was a kid.

by Anonymousreply 302/03/2013

This was around the time Kevin Spacey tried to seduce Rapp.

by Anonymousreply 402/03/2013

Funny that both Jodie Foster and Michelle Pfeiffer were originally offered the role.

by Anonymousreply 502/03/2013

Really, R5? Jodie and Shue are about the same age, so I can sort of see that, but isn't Pfeiffer a little too old?

by Anonymousreply 602/03/2013

I had a crush on her, too, R2. She still looks great, and has some amazing arms, which she displayed recently on an episode of CSI. The woman can rock a tank top.

by Anonymousreply 702/03/2013

OMG... I would love to have seen Jodie saying "Don't FUCK with the babysitter" in that bass voice of hers.

by Anonymousreply 802/03/2013

The "Babysitting Blues" sequence, where they have to sing the blues in order to get out of that club, is classic.

by Anonymousreply 902/03/2013

It wasn't that great...

by Anonymousreply 1002/03/2013

Again, DL thinks it's the 1980s.

by Anonymousreply 1102/03/2013

Those brats were so homophobic, I might've been able to moderately enjoy it on a fluff level otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 1202/03/2013

Don't forget Bradley Whitford as the oldest looking senior on film since the actors in GREASE.

Love that film, btw.

"Don't nobody leave this place without singing the blues"

by Anonymousreply 1302/03/2013


Jodie's only a few years younger than Michelle.

And the movie had a long history. It was supposed to be filmed in the 60s with Jane Fonda and then was shelved. When it was first brought back, the idea was to have Bridgette Fonda do it. I don't know or remember why that didn't work out. Some of the other actresses that were offered the part included Sharon Stone, Valerie Bertinelli, Justine Bateman, and Tatum O'Neil. Oddly, the first choice was supposed to be Kathleen Turner.

by Anonymousreply 1402/03/2013

And in case any one feels a strong need to watch it. The complete movie is up on Youtube.

by Anonymousreply 1502/03/2013

The Babysitting Blues sequence is awesome.

Penelope Ann Miller was funny in this too.

by Anonymousreply 1602/03/2013

Great movie!

by Anonymousreply 1702/03/2013

Oh, get off it R11. There's nothing wrong with reminiscing.

Bradley was hot as her dickhead cheating boyfriend.

by Anonymousreply 1802/03/2013

I loved this movie. I think Justine Bateman could have pulled it off. Kathleen Turner was too old even then.

by Anonymousreply 1902/03/2013

[quote]Penelope Ann Miller was funny in this too.


by Anonymousreply 2002/03/2013

Elisabeth Shue was supposed to be 17, but looked like she was pushing 30.

by Anonymousreply 2102/03/2013

R21- She looked 20 in the movie.

by Anonymousreply 2202/03/2013

Was Chris supposed to be in high school? I thought she was in college.

They were going to remake it a few years ago with Raven Symone and Miley Cyrus, but someone wisely put the ixnay on that idea.

by Anonymousreply 2302/03/2013

Wasn't the recent "Fun Size" just a ripoff of this film. The original -- "Adventures in Babysitting" -- was 1000x more enjoyable.

by Anonymousreply 2402/03/2013

I had no idea Bradley Whitford was once a stud.

by Anonymousreply 2502/03/2013

Believe it or not, Vincent d'Onofrio was the stud in that movie.

by Anonymousreply 2602/03/2013

More pics, R26! I like his hairy chest.

by Anonymousreply 2702/03/2013

What ever happened to Keith Coogan?

by Anonymousreply 2802/03/2013

Guilty pleasure for me! Fell in love with Thor!

by Anonymousreply 2902/03/2013


by Anonymousreply 3002/03/2013

Take it back Brad! Take back what you said about THOR!

by Anonymousreply 3102/04/2013

Wow, Brad Whitford looked great when young. He looked good until his marriage ended and then suddenly he aged a decade overnight. Maybe it was the stress of the breakup or maybe it would've happened that way no matter what.

by Anonymousreply 3202/04/2013

No, R23.

If you recall, as Chris was dancing at that Frat party with the guy, he asked her if she was a freshman and she replied that she was a HS.

by Anonymousreply 3302/04/2013

The character of Brenda wandering around the bus stop cracks me up every time.

by Anonymousreply 3402/04/2013

Whitford aged a lot over the course of The West Wing. They even made reference to Josh's hairline receding on WW.

by Anonymousreply 3502/04/2013

[quote]The character of Brenda wandering around the bus stop cracks me up every time.

That's no kitten, lady...that's a jumbo-sized SEWER RAT!!

by Anonymousreply 3602/04/2013

I saw this movie probably 100 times as a kid

by Anonymousreply 3702/04/2013

"I'll make this very clear: you slip me the cash, and I'll slip you the weiner."

"But I don't HAVE any cash!"

"Then I don't have a WEINER!"

by Anonymousreply 3802/04/2013

LOL. I was reading that the "I don't have a weiner" line was originally ad-libbed by the actor as "Then I don't have a fuckin' weiner!" Chris Columbus liked it, but Disney insisted he take it out.

by Anonymousreply 3902/04/2013
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