Teenager Chris Parker (Elisabeth Shue) would rather party with her boyfriend, but when her beau breaks their date she reluctantly accepts a babysitting job. It isn't all TV and icebox-raiding when Chris' best friend Brenda (Penelope Ann Miller) calls her to announce that she's stranded at the bus station. With her youthful charges in tow (one of whom, 15-year-old Brad (Keith Coogan), has a hopeless crush on the babysitter), Chris heads into downtown Chicago to go to Brenda's rescue. Thus begins a roller coaster ride of comic mishaps, unexpected perils and hairbreadth escapes. In one bit, blues singer Albert Collins refuses to allow Chris and company to leave the nightclub they've wandered into until they agree to sing along with a song borrowed from, of all things the 1939 B-picture Nancy Drew, Reporter! . Screenwriter and Steven Spielberg protégé Chris Columbus made his directorial debut with Adventures in Babysitting.~Hal Erickson
Elisabeth ShueChris Parker
Maia BrewtonSara Anderson
Keith CooganBrad Anderson
Anthony RappDaryl Coopersmith
Calvin LevelsJoe Gibb
Penelope Ann MillerBrenda
John Ford NoonanJohn Pruitt
Bradley WhitfordMike Tedwell
John Davis ChandlerBleak
Dan ZiskieMr. Anderson
Lolita DavidovichCollege girl at frat party
John DeeOld Man
Monica DevereuxTeenage Runaway
Rummy BishopJanitor #2
John HemphillDrunk at Party
Clark JohnsonBlack Gang Leader
Sam MosesDr. Nuhkbane
Les NirenbergFat Man
Juan RamirezChicano Leader
Sandi RossBag Lady
Walt WoodsonGang Member
Michael KamenComposer (Music Score)
Barbara DunphyProduction Designer
Todd HallowellProduction Designer
Gregory KeenArt Director
Steven SaxtonAssociate Producer
Judith R. GellmanCostume Designer
David LeeSound/Sound Designer
Adventures in Babysitting
Year of Release
25th Anniversary Edition, Blu-ray
English, French, Spanish
Adventures in Babysitting [25th Anniversary Edition] [Blu-ray] 
First watched this movie on ABC family I think, and I thought I would give it try. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. Such an adventure, comical, action-packed, and just a fun movie. Elisabeth Shue plays (Kris) the fun, sensible, and mature babysitter just trying to keep the kids alive in this action adventure while trying to pick up her friend. Each time, they run into strangers good and bad. I'm glad I bought it because it's a feel-good, adventure, comedy. Speaking of comical, is it just me or do the brother and sister and the friend Darrell remind you and look like Hermione Granger, Harry Potter w/o the glasses, and Ron Weasley from the books and movies. I noticed right away the looks, and the hair color I thought the resemblance was uncanny! Overall, the characters, story, and the different stars throughout the movie was great! What an adventure and the parents didn't even know! Love this 80's babysitting movie, let's face it babysitting is an adventure.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Feel good story
Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.
A very identifiable movie for anyone whose ever done any babysitting ... or been the recipient of any babysitting. Great for kids of all ages.
My wife and I enjoyed this movie so much that, with Best Buy's fantastic pricing, we could afford to buy a copy for my daughter and her family.
Who hasn't experienced both being under the care of a teenage baby sitter in your youth and then, as teenagers themselves, working as a baby sitter to earn some much appreciated spending money. It has always been a "right of passage" from adolescence to the teen years and is usually the only opportunity for a 'first job'.
However, this particular babysitting job suddenly becomes "An Adventure in Babysitting" when it slowly and continuously wends its way through hysterically funny and exciting twists and turns that will leave you laughing throughout all the unexpected situations and how each resolution brings on another more funnier and more challenging situation to overcome.
Fortunately, the events of this fictional movie never occurred in our experiences but are the result of a great storyline, great writing and best of all a great and believable cast, led by Elisabeth Shue. This movie is guaranteed to tickle your funny-bone and could easily bring you your most unforgettable and enjoyable movie experience.