I absolutely love this movie. I think I saw it for the first time in 1987, the year it came out and I've watched it almost every year since.
What is there not to love? Babysitter is asked to babysit two kids while parents attend a party in the city. Older boys sex crazed best friend comes over and make a nuisance of himself. Babysitter's best friend calls from a bus station down town, desperately needing help so the babysitter packs all three kids in the car and heads downtown.
What ensues is nothing but lots of fun and chaos. There are gang fights, mechanics that look like Thor, car thieves, chases, prostitutes, frat parties, blues musician Albert Collins, even some scaling of a building trying to get to the parents in their high rise party.
This is one 80s movies that I don't think gets enough attention and acclaim. This is one of those movies that watching it once will turn you into a lifelong lover of cheesy 80's cinema.
Synopsis From Back Cover:
Christ Parker (Elisabeth Shue of Cousin Bette, Leaving Las Vegas) agrees to babysit after her "dread" date stands her up. Expecting a dull evening, Christ settles down with three kids for a night of TV...and boredom. But when her frantic friend Brenda calls and pleads to be rescued from the bus station in downtown Chicago, the evening soon explodes into an endless whirl of hair-raising adventures! Babysitter and kids leave their safe suburban surroundings and head for the heart of the big city, never imagining how terrifyingly funny their expedition will become.