A babysitter must leave her safe suburban surroundings and head for the heart of the big city to rescue a stranded friend, unaware of the perilous adventures that await her and the kids she's looking after who have tagged along.
- Chris Columbus
- David Simkins
- Touchstone Pictures
- Silver Screen Partners III
In the suburbs of Chicago, the seventeen year-old Chris Parker is in love with her boyfriend Mike. When Mike stands her up and cancels their dinner in Chicago, Chris accepts to babysit the siblings Sara and Brad. But her friend Brenda calls her telling that she decided to run away home but now she has repented; she begs Chris to rescue her from the bus station in downtown Chicago. Chris makes a deal with Sara and Brad and when she is ready to drive to downtown, Brad's friend Daryl overhears the negotiation and blackmails Chris to go with them. However, when they are on the expressway, Chris has a flat tire and she realizes that she has forgotten her purse in the house. The mechanic Pruitt stops this tow truck and offers to truck the car to his garage. Chris sees no other option and accepts the offer in the beginning of an unforgettable night of adventures in Chicago.