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Risky Business

  • Dec 2, 2009
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One of Tom Cruise's earliest roles, Risky Business is a funny movie.

Directed by Paul Brickman, Joel Goodsen (Tom Cruise) is a teenager who meets Lana (Rebecca De Mornay) then embarks on an unusual business venture while his parents are away.

While I have fond memories of this movie, there are a lot of better movies out there in this category.

Risky Business is one of Tom Cruise's first films, and is sure to have any viewer laugh, making Risky Business rank in at number 9 on the Top 10 Tom Cruise Movies.
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Quick Tip by . July 18, 2010
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A classic with tom cruise that is for sure. Underwear any one lol
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Risky Business is a 1983 comedy-drama film written by Paul Brickman in his directorial debut. It is best known for being the film that launched Tom Cruise to stardom.[1] The film also stars Rebecca De Mornay as Lana and Joe Pantoliano as Guido. It features Curtis Armstrong as Miles, Richard Masur as Rutherford, the Princeton University interviewer, and Bronson Pinchot as Barry.


Joel Goodson (Tom Cruise) is a tame high school student who lives with his wealthy parents in the North Shore area of suburban Chicago. His father wants him to attend Princeton University, his alma mater,[2] so Joel participates in Future Enterprisers, an extracurricular activity in which students work in teams to create small businesses.

When his parents go away on a trip, Joel's friend Miles (Curtis Armstrong) convinces him to take advantage of his newfound freedom by having some fun. On the first night, he raids the liquor cabinet, plays the stereo loudly, and dances around the living room in his underwear and pink dress shirt to the tune of "Old Time Rock and Roll". Another night, he races his father's Porsche 928, despite his parents' explicit instruction to drive only his mother's car.

The following day, Miles suggests that Joel contact a call girl. Joel refuses, but Miles calls "Jackie" on his behalf and leaves Joel's address on ...

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Release Date: August 5, 1983
Runtime: 98 min
Studio: The Geffen Company

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