Single mother goes away for the summer. The kids are first delighted but then find that Mom has hired the sitter from hell to stay with them. When the sitter dies of a sudden coronary they deposit the body at a mortuary only to discover all their summer expense money was in her purse. The kids must find a way to survive the summer without mom or her money. This means actual work!
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No rules. No curfews. No nagging. No pulse.
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Did You Know?
When the movie was released on video, it had a contest in which participants would answer a number of questions about the movie related to movie trivia, as well as rating various actors' performances. The winner, whose answers matched up the best with an official set, would win the babysitter's car (which stolen by the drag queens). See more
When Sue Ellen goes to send a fax, the fax machine only has a power cable connected. The empty phone jacks, where cables should go, are clearly visible. See more
It was petty cash, YOU were spending petty cash.
Sue Ellen "Swell" Crandell
Zach, I bought a pair of boots and a magazine, you bought a home entertainment center!
The two groundskeepers for the cemetery stand over the Babysitters grave and comment how nice it was for her to leave them the money. The tombstone reads "Nice Old Lady inside who died of natural causes". See more
The scene when Kenny puts his cannabis plant on the window sill, it falls off, on VHS, he smiles, then Sue Ellen walks in. On DVD, he smiles, & says, "Fuck...!", then Sue Ellen walks in. (this refers the Australian VHS & DVD Versions) See more
Referenced in After Paradise: James Gunn
Gimme Some Money
Performed by Spinal Tap
Courtesy of Polygram Special Products, a Division of Polygram Group Distribution Inc.
Written by Christopher Guest
, Michael McKean
and Rob Reiner
Used by Permission of Intertrax Music Inc. See more