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Risky Business (1983)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  5 August 1983 (USA)
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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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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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Risky Business  »

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Budget:

$6,200,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$63,500,000 (USA)
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Sean Penn:  as the man sitting in the passenger seat as Joel first takes the Porsche for a spin. The cameo was a favor for director Paul Brickman. See more »

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The 6000 series "L" uses dynamic brakes and not air brakes, during many of the "L" scenes you can hear the sound of air brakes releasing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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After the Fall
Written by Jonathan Cain (uncredited) and Steve Perry (uncredited)
Performed by Journey
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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A confused kid in a confused world
16 July 1999 | by (Laura, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Tom Cruise stars in this 80's teen flick that was popular for its time and still has a good message to this very day. Tom playing the innocent Joel Goodson, a kid that is on his way to making it big and getting into a good college until he meets up with the call girl Lana(Rebecca De Mornay). This movie just goes to show you how certain decisions can have different impacts on how the overall picture turns out, and Joel sees and realizes just that. The show was cast perfectly and the music adds to spice the movie up. This is a Warner Bros. classic and I think anyone in their right mind should see it.


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