Adventures in Babysitting

Continuity mistake: When Chris, Brad and Sarah are watching TV in the living room you can hear a scene from the movie Halloween but there is something totally different on the TV. Also, as Chris starts to leave later on, there are several shots of the TV and Halloween is now on screen but the scene being shown is the same one that was heard earlier.

Tina Gilliam

Continuity mistake: As the four kids flee the car thieves, Chris and Brad change positions between the chase shot and the front shot where they hit the chain link fence. (00:41:00)


Continuity mistake: When Daryl kicks Mike in the restaurant, the table he falls onto is strongly shadowed during the kick, but well lit when Mike actually falls on it. (01:19:15)


Continuity mistake: While Chris is flirting with the college guy and she admits she's still in high school, his arm flits from his side in the wide shot to against the wall in the closeup. (01:04:25)


Continuity mistake: While Graydon is pulling Sara up from the side of the building, shots from outside show the rope rising evenly, but inside Graydon is pulling it up hand-over-fist in spurts. (01:23:55)


Continuity mistake: After Chris and the kids storm the jazz stage, in one shot the guitarist has his back to Chris and in the next he is facing her and looking curious. (00:41:55)


Continuity mistake: As they are first driving into the city and Daryl asks whether Chris knows Mike Toddwell, Daryl is sitting up straight with his arm raised. Two quick cuts later, he is slumped down with his arms crossed. A few shots later, he's sitting up again. (00:16:30)


Continuity mistake: As the tow truck rolls up to hook up the car, watch the way the four are standing. Daryl is behind Brad by a good foot or so and Chris is just in front of Brad. In the closeup for Chris' line, she and Brad are shoulder to shoulder and Daryl immediately behind them. Cut back to the long shot and they're as before again. (00:22:40)


Continuity mistake: When Sarah is on the top floor of her parents' building (which is under construction), the camera view from behind her shows her holding a mallet by her side, when the camera switches to the front she is holding the mallet in front of her with her elbow bent. (01:21:55)

Other mistake: The way 'Sara'/'Sarah' is spelled differs from the movie credits and the tag on the bottom of her roller skate shown near the end of the movie. (01:35:35 - 01:37:30)

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Trivia: Sara wears a backpack with a Gizmo on it. This refers to the film Gremlins, which director Chris Columbus wrote.

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Question: When the kids were coming out of the hospital, Pruitt was there and said that Dawson was going to charge them $50 for the tire, which he knew they didn't have. Earlier in the movie when he saw them on the expressway, he said he would treat them to a tire as a nice gesture. He paid for the window because that was his fault, but why did he suddenly decide not to buy their tire for them when he knew they were flat broke?

Answer: He's on the lam after shooting at his wife's lover. He probably needs whatever cash he has on hand.

Brian Katcher

Answer: He didn't decide not to buy them the tire. He said Dawson wouldn't let him buy it for them.


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