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“Adventures in Babysitting” (1987) turned 35 years old this past weekend!

It was released on 7/3/87!!!

It was such a great movie. One of my favs as a child. I hated the little girl but otherwise I loved it and Elisabeth Shue. She was one of my favorites!

You know you loved it!

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by Anonymousreply 20January 23, 2023 3:55 AM

She was supposed to be a leading light in the Third Wave of Hollywood's young stars. Not quite in the "Brat Pack," but people still expected her to do great things.

WHET this beauty?

by Anonymousreply 1July 5, 2022 3:59 PM

Love the opening with the And Then He Kissed Me song.

by Anonymousreply 2July 5, 2022 4:09 PM

Such a fun movie. I saw it at least 3 times in the theater.

by Anonymousreply 3July 5, 2022 4:15 PM

[quote] I hated the little girl

I disagree. The child did just fine. Unfortunately when she grew up she married some lady with blue hair.

Terrific film, and generally I despise the teen movies of that time frame.

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by Anonymousreply 4July 5, 2022 4:17 PM

Also, Anthony Rapp!

by Anonymousreply 5July 5, 2022 4:26 PM

Don't fuck with a babysitter.

by Anonymousreply 6July 5, 2022 4:31 PM

With a skinny Vincent D'Onofrio as Thor.

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by Anonymousreply 7July 5, 2022 4:33 PM

The babysitting blues is one of my favorite movie moments . Love Albert Collins!

by Anonymousreply 8July 5, 2022 4:39 PM

I used to love babysitting Anthony Rapp!

by Anonymousreply 9July 5, 2022 4:43 PM

I loved Keith Coogan in this.

by Anonymousreply 10July 5, 2022 4:53 PM

Brenda was a riot. "Then I don't have a weiner!" line still cracks me up.

by Anonymousreply 11July 5, 2022 4:54 PM

In the remake, Brenda will definitely be an airheaded gay boy.

Runs away from home every week, but never gets far? Check.

Ditzy and totally dependent on another friend for rescue? Check.

No money, but endless judgment about actual poor people? Check.

Spends all night at the bus station, and is a mess when finally picked up? Check.

by Anonymousreply 12July 5, 2022 4:57 PM

One of the best openings of all time.

by Anonymousreply 13September 23, 2022 11:31 AM

OP the sad seacow, are you arrested yet?

by Anonymousreply 14September 23, 2022 11:42 AM

Shue got all the nominations for Leaving Las Vegas and then, poof, she was gone from screens forever.

I think her brother may be the worst actor ever cast on a primetime TV show.

by Anonymousreply 15September 23, 2022 11:51 AM

I always mix Elizabeth Shue and Helen Slater up.

by Anonymousreply 16September 23, 2022 12:52 PM

The children's hospital I often stayed at in the early '90s had a small VHS library. You could reserve a TV/VCR combo for a couple hours to watch a movie. I always chose this one, and my dad was often a captive audience. He still says "Thor's a homo."

by Anonymousreply 17September 23, 2022 12:59 PM

[quote] In the remake, Brenda will definitely be an airheaded gay boy.

There was already a remake.

by Anonymousreply 18September 23, 2022 1:31 PM

Fun movie that says a lot about suburbia and segregation without being preachy at all.

by Anonymousreply 19January 23, 2023 3:52 AM

Thor is a homo!

by Anonymousreply 20January 23, 2023 3:55 AM
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