PG-13 | | Comedy
Five siblings are left alone all summer when their mom leaves town and the evil babysitter bites the dust.
John Landis was the first choice to direct this film. But he turned it down as the story didn't interest him. John Hughes was also asked to direct, but he turned it down because he only directed scripts that he wrote himself. Hughes was also trying to distance himself away from working on teen movies. Joe Dante, Richard Donner, and Joel Schumacher also turned it down as well.
Sue Ellen "Swell" Crandell:
What do you want from me? You want me to call Mom back? Because I can.
Kenny Crandell: No.
Sue Ellen "Swell" Crandell: You want to call Aunt Pat or go crawling to one of Mom's semi-wretched friends?
Kenny Crandell: No!
Sue Ellen "Swell" Crandell: Alright. We don't need a warden, we don't need somebody telling us when to eat and sleep ...
After the babysitter arrives, Sue Ellen lies on her bed talking on the phone. The tip of a brown shoe appears in her doorway. It's Melissa, waiting for her cue to walk into the bedroom.
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 film is not distributed by Warner Bros. in the UK and, as such, has a black screen replacing the WB logo at the beginning of the film.