I don’t know if THE BABYSITTER was hugely successful or anything, but the same team gets together again for “WEEKEND”. This doesn’t appear to be a sequel, so much, as – what do they call it these days – a “reboot”. Kind and henpecked George E Carey is in his 50s and has a little kid who needs babysitting. This one is slightly different as we deal with “Junkies” and “Hippies” and…. MURDER!!! All in all I didn’t like this one as much as THE BABYSITTER but this was kind of fun nonetheless. Let’s click on the projector.
Over the opening credits our babysitter rides up the stately manor of Carey’s character.
Inside, Carey’s getting a good nagging by his pill addled wife.
Who splits to go stay with her mom!!
Inside the house, the babysitter has been reading George’s latest movie script – “this is dullsville” she says. “You don’t know the scene today, man.”
So they head out to get groovy and we even get the same passenger seat come hither shot like we did in THE BABYSITTER.
But the wife didn’t go to her mom’s!!! She’s at her Pusher’s house, trying to score some more dope!!
Meanwhile, George is getting the dope on the current scene.
And then getting the dope.
Elsewhere, the Pusher won’t give her any pills unless she agrees to give him her husband’s boat!!! She’s got it reeeeeeeealllll bad.
Back at home, George reflects on his groovy night.
While his wife relents, concedes the boat and gets a shot in her thigh. “Stupid Junkie!” Remarks the Pusher.
Back at the house, George disrobes and things are going to get saucy!!! Oh wait, he passes out and there’s no hanky panky.
The next day, George and the babysitter head to the local motor-cross with her Hippie friends.
While his wife and the Pusher and his girlfriend and a couple of other dudes head out into the Pacific to smuggle in some dope.
That night, in front of the fire, George tells the babysitter that he loves her.
And things start to heat up!!!
Back on the boat, they drug the wife up reeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllll good.
While George and his squeeze head up to his cabin.
Back to the boat – the Pusher makes George’s wife give his girlfriend a Christmas treat!
Back at the cabin – PILLOW FIGHT!!
But then George gets a call from the guy at the dock. “Your wife took out your boat, She was with some hoodlums!” he says. “I’ve got to go rescue her!!!” George cries, donning a very sharp looking hat.
Back at the boat – there’s blood in the water!!!!
Knowing danger lies ahead, George enlists the help of his motorcycle riding hippies, including Mary Mary and her two thugs.
Out on the beach, the hippies beat the stuffing out of the Pusher and his goon and steal his hash!!!
Poor babysitter watches in melancholy as George sails off into the sunset with his wife.
FINAL ANALYSIS: Is this going to get you in the sack? Probably not, but at least they tried. On a sad note, I just a bunch of black eyed peas so I’ll probably be sleeping on the couch tonight.