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Adventures in Babysitting

Director: Chris Columbus Run Time: 102 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG13 Release Year: 1987

Starring: , Anthony Rapp, Elisabeth Shue, Keith Coogan, Maia Brewton, Penelope Ann Miller, Vincent D'Onofrio

Being stood up has never been so adventurous this late 80s action romp through Chicago.

After her boyfriend cancels their anniversary date, 17-year old Chris Parker (the young and dancing Elisabeth Shue) decides she’ll babysit the Anderson’s kids (15-year-old Brad and 8-year-old Sara) and settle in for a boring evening in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park. However, a distress call from her good friend Brenda kicks starts a whole series of misadventures: broken down cars, gang fights on the “L” train, dangling outside of skyscrapers, and supposed superheroes.