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Adventures in Babysitting [DVD] [1987]

Release Date:01/18/2000
Chris Columbus' charming comedy Adventures in Babysitting comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Although there are no supplemental materials of any consequence, the inexpensive list price makes this disc a great purchase for anyone looking for a comedy the whole family can enjoy.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (107 out of 108)

    Special Features

    • French language track
    • 2.0 Dolby Surround
    • Widescreen [1.85:1]


    Adventures in Babysitting
    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, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Elisabeth Shue
      Elisabeth Shue - Chris Parker
    • Maia Brewton
      Maia Brewton - Sara Anderson
    • Keith Coogan
      Keith Coogan - Brad Anderson
    • Anthony Rapp
      Anthony Rapp - Daryl Coopersmith
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      Calvin Levels - Joe Gibb

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