The Watching Hour: Adventures In Babysitting
USA, 1987, 102 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Coming of Age, Teen Flick
Special pre-film Pajama Party, Friday the 14th starting at 9pm! Free Basil Doc's pizza! Free Beer! Board Games! Boys! Texting! Squeal!!!!
35mm presentation - After her boyfriend cancels a date, 17-year-old Chris agrees to babysit for 15-year-old Brad and his younger sister, Sara. When she gets a call from her best friend who's at the bus stop in downtown Chicago deciding not to run away, Chris packs the kids in the family car to go fetch her. En route, they run into every imaginable hitch, including having to sing the blues to escape a neighborhood club, accidentally stealing vital financial information from the mob, and witnessing a tow-truck driver's wife's infidelities.
DIRECTOR: Chris Columbus
Principal Cast: Elisabeth Shue, Keith Coogan, Maia Brewton, Penelope Ann Miller, Anthony Rapp, Vincent D'Onofrio
US Distributor: Touchstone Pictures