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Risky Business (1983)

A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand.

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Chuck (as Kevin C. Anderson)
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Stan Licata
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A suburban Chicago teenager's parents leave on vacation, and he cuts loose. An unauthorised trip in his father's Porsche means a sudden need for lots of money, which he raises in a creative way. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Joel had all the normal teenage fantasies...cars, girls, money. Then his parents left for a week, and all his fantasies came true. [UK Theatrical] See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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5 August 1983 (USA)  »

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$6,200,000 (estimated)

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$63,500,000 (USA)
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As Joel is counting his hard earn gains, he is whistling the Phil Collins song "In The Air Tonight" which is also used during the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Joel's parents call to check in and give him their flight information he repeats "Saturday, United flight 162, 3:30." Later at the lake Lana says to Joel "...bet your folks are nice, and they are gone til Sunday?" He replies "Yea." See more »

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Joel Goodson: [voiceover] The dream is always the same. Instead of going home, I go to the neighbors'. I ring, but nobody answers. The door is open, so I go inside. I'm looking around for the people, but nobody seems to be there. And then I hear the shower running, so I go upstairs to see what's what. Then I see her; this... girl, this incredible girl. I mean, what she's doing there I don't know, because she doesn't live there... but it's a dream, so I go with it. "Who's there?" she says. "Joel,"...
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Referenced in The O.C.: The Risky Business (2005) See more »

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Every Breath You Take
Written by Sting (uncredited)
Performed by The Police
Courtesy of A&M Records
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Great Movie - set the standard for this genre
19 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First, with respect to continuity, I just watched the movie (with my teen-aged daughter) and the plates on the Porsche on the way home from the garage is clearly Illinois and NOT New Jersey. In any event, my daughter and her friend were watching "The Girl Next Door" and I spent the whole movie thinking that this was very derivative and my daughter and her friend had never even heard of "Risky Business," so we watched it. My daughter really liked the movie and agreed that her movie was a pale imitation (though it was cute). I think a lot of teen movies are now just trying to shock as opposed to telling an interesting and intricate story. This movie made Tom Cruise (with whom I very annoyed given his treatment of Nicole and his display on the Today Show - medication can help a chemical imbalance), but the movie is a classic. I loved it when I first saw it as a young adult (25) and I still think it is one of the best teen movies ever made.


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