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
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In an effort for Tom Cruise to look more "teenage" in appearance, the producers of Risky Business put him though an unusual bit of physical training. Cruise worked out 7 days a week in order to lose ten pounds. Once that had been accomplished, he immediately ceased working out and ate extremely fatty foods in order to add a layer of baby fat. This is how he achieved that "fresh-faced" teenage look. See more »
On two occasions in the film, Joel's SAT scores were revealed to be 597 Verbal and 560 Math. SAT scores are multiples of ten, so a score of 597 would be impossible. See more »
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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Risky Business tells the story of Joel Goodsen, portrayed by Tom Cruise, a young teenager who fantasizes about the usual stuff, girls,sex,money,having fun and has the usual concerns,please his parents,getting into college,secure a future.Joel's parents go on a trip and Joel has the house to himself.One of his friends convinces him to answer a sex ad.This is how Joel meets Lana, a beautiful young call-girl to whom he feels immediately attracted to.But Joel is innocent and naive and Lana,knowing this, takes advantage of him, staying in his house longer then she was suppose to stay and involving him in risky situations.The all thing gets quickly out of control which results in a series of accidents such as Joel's furniture being stolen and his father's car falling into a river. Now with his parents returning soon Joel has to juggle between solving the situation and make sure everything looks like the same it did before his parents left. Although it has some funny moments that may cause a few laughs, I wouldn't call Risky Business a comedy.The movie has quite a few dramatic and tense moments.The soundtrack is great and Tom Cruise did a great job as Joel Goodsen.Risky Business is a nice movie that in a way mocks the American dream.With his black wayfarers Cruise oozes style and charisma,no wonder why this movie has become such a classic and is seen as a defining point in Cruise's career.
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