Sunday, December 18, 2016

Adventures In Babysitting (1987)

Chris Parker joins the ranks of Laurie Strode as one of Hollywood's most popular child supervisors.  She finds herself babysitting after her boyfriend bails on their anniversary dinner.  Chris' good deed of rescuing her flaky friend Brenda from downtown Chicago with kids in tow turns into a high octane evening of thrill rides as they balance on the rafters, play third party to a gang fight and sing the blues.   I saw Adventures In Babysitting in the theater about a dozen times.  My laughter intensified with each viewing, as well as my crush on Elisabeth Shue.  As a kid, I wished I would get a night like Brad, Daryl and Sara experienced.  Unfortunately my biggest adventure was trying to wrestle the cable box away from my babysitter to watch NBC's Saturday Night line up.  Don't f!ck with the babysitter indeed.

Babysitting Trivia: Halloween (1978) producer Debra Hill also produced this film.  When Chris gets the frantic call from Brenda you can see the movie playing in the background.    

Adventures In Babysitting was filmed in Chicago, IL and Toronto, Canada

Location: The Tire Blow Out
Address: Dan Ryan Expressway between Monroe & Madison Street, Chicago, IL

Location: The Bus Station
Address: 20 E Randolph Street, Chicago, IL

The bus station is now a shopping center...

Location: Walking Toward Party Building
Address: N Canal Street & W Fulton Street, Chicago, IL

Mostly a superimposed shot...

Location: Bad Guys Chase Chris & The Kids 
Address: N Post Place & W Lake Street, Chicago, IL

Location: Stairs To El Station
Address: 150 N Wells Street, Chicago, IL

The stairs and station are no longer there...

Location: Driving Underground
Address: N La Salle Drive & W Kinzie Street, Chicago, IL

Location: The Anderson Party Building
Address: 150 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

Locations Visited: October 2016

Still Need To Visit:

Toronto Locations

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