PG-13 | | Comedy
Five siblings are left alone all summer when their mom leaves town and the evil babysitter bites the dust.
The original script was written with Winona Ryder in mind for the role of Sue Ellen Crandell. Justine Bateman was later cast as Sue Ellen but then left the project. Christina Applegate was cast after her Married with Children (1986) costar Ed O'Neill, who was friends with a producer of the film, gave her the script.
Melissa, want to get down from there?
Melissa Crandell: No.
Mom: Get down from there.
When Sue Ellen and Bryan are talking on their beach date under the pier, the tide is out. Then when they kiss, they are standing in an inch of water.
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".
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)