Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead
Character: Sue Ellen "Swell" Crandell
Directed by: Stephen Herek
Written by: Neil Landau, Tara Ison
Produced by: Robert Newmyer, Julia Phillips, Brian Reilly, Jeffrey Silver
Cast Members: Joanna Cassidy, John Getz, Josh Charles, Keith Coogan, Concetta Tomei, David Duchovny, Kimmy Robertson, Jayne Brook
Released date: June 7, 1991
Duration: 1 hour 42 minutes
Five siblings are left alone all summer when their mom leaves town and the evil babysitter bites the dust.
→ No rules. No curfews. No baths. No nagging. No pulse.
→ Christina Applegate’s first lead role. She was 18
→ Christina Applegate gained almost 10 pounds to play a 17-year-old teenager. She lost all of that weight soon after filming ended
→ I can’t quit now. I’m an embezzler. I am officially an embezzler! Rose or someone is gonna find that money gone and when they do, they’ll lock me up and throw away the key!
→ Zach, I bought a pair of boots and a magazine, you bought a home entertainment center!