Adventures in Babysitting

1987 film directed by Chris Columbus

Adventures in Babysitting is a 1987 American comedy film about a teen girl who agrees to babysit after her date stands her up. Instead of the expected dull evening, she must journey into the city with the kids to rescue her friend from a downtown bus station.

Directed by Chris Columbus. Written by David Simkins.
She thought babysitting was easy money - until she started hanging out with the Andersons.


[in a telephone booth in the bus station]
Brenda: Chris I'm begging you, it's really scary here. I've just seen three people shoot up, a bald Chinese lady with no pants on, and there's this old guy outside who wants his bedroom slippers!
Old Man: [banging on telephone booth] Get out of my house!
Brenda: [kicks out a small box and the guy's slippers] You just moved!

Chris: Now, boys. If either of you give me any grief, I swear to God I'll kill you. Dead, murdered, stabbed.
Daryl: Raped?
Chris: I'm too old for this crap.

College Girl: I'm so lonely!
Daryl: How could a righteous babe like you be lonely?
College Girl: That's the sweetest thing anybody's ever said to me!
Daryl: Really?
College Girl: Want to go to bed?

Chris: Don't worry. We'll get home. This has all just been a big mistake.
Sarah: What about Brenda?
Brad: That was her parents' mistake.

Daryl: The chick is losing it.
Chris: I am not!
Sarah: [to Daryl and Brad] You guys want some candy?
[Brad takes the chocolate bar from Sara. Chris turns and knocks the candy bar from his hands]
Chris: Brad, no chocolate! Your acne! Sara. It is time for your cough syrup. Daryl, fasten the seat belt!
Sarah: She's definitely losing it.
Chris: I am not losing anything, I am still in control here! Got it?

Chris: [to Joe Gipp] Sir, would you please take us to the next corner, and drop us off?
Joe: [chuckling] In this neighborhood? Hey... I wouldn't even get out of the car in this neighborhood.
Brad: Could you drop us off at the nearest mall?
Joe: A mall? Where are you all think we're at, Boise, Idaho? Shoo!

Daryl: Did you steal all of these cars?
Joe Gipp: Yeah. It gets me some good money.
Daryl: Isn't it kind of dangerous?
Joe Gipp: Hey, I like danger, all right?
Chris: You should try babysitting.

Gang Leader: Don't...fuck...with the Lords of Hell.
Chris: Don't fuck with the babysitter!

Chris: ♪ I've got the babysitting blues. ♪
Sarah, Brad, Daryl: ♪ Baby, baby. ♪
Chris: ♪ Babysitting blues. ♪
Albert Collins: ♪ Now, there're nights ♪
Chris: ♪ You swear you were born to lose. Yeah! ♪
Albert Collins: ♪ Like tonight. ♪
Chris, Albert Collins: ♪ And you wish your feet were walking in someone else's shoes. ♪
Albert Collins: ♪ Some guys are out to get them. And the girls's probably dead. She ain't got a nickel. ♪
Sarah, Brad, Daryl: ♪ And we should be in bed! ♪
Albert Collins: ♪ You're outta luck. ♪
Chris: ♪ I got enough watching these guys. I've got the babysitting blues. ♪
Everybody: ♪ Baby, baby. ♪
Chris: ♪ Babysitting blues. ♪

Brad: [to Mike] You're such a loser.
Daryl: Here we go again.
Brad: I can only dream about having somebody like Chris as a girlfriend, but you've got her, and you treat her like this?
Mike: Don't waste your time, half pint. Her legs are locked together at the knee.
Brad: [grabs him by the collar] I'd love to hit you. I'd love to pound on your face!
Mike: Yeah? Go ahead.
Brad: But I won't. You're so slimy, I won't sink to your level.
Daryl: I will. [kicks Mike]

Chris: Who was at the door?
Brad: Stray dog.

Chris: I don't think your parents will ever ask me to babysit again.
Brad: If they do, I'd ask them for a buck more than an hour.


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