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As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
A young man leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big give-away in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new... See full summary »
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 a 2009 interview with the A.V. Club, Bronson Pinchot said his strongest memory of working with 20-year-old Tom Cruise on this film was that (in Pinchot's words), "he was tense and made constant, constant unrelated homophobic comments, like, 'You want some ice cream, in case there are no gay people there?' I mean, his lingo was larded with the most . . . there was no basis for it. It was like, 'It's a nice day, I'm glad there are no gay people standing here.' Very, very strange." See more »
Guido charges toward the girls as they run toward Joel's house. In the next frame Guido is standing back where he was before he started running. 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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In a rich Chicago suburban neighbourhood Joel Goodson (Tom Cruise) strives to fulfil his parents' Princeton goal, enlisting into an entrepreneur competition in order to better his resume. Coming-of-age comes about when his parents leave on a two week vacation, having him to cope for himself. After being hyped up by his friend Miles (Curtis Armstrong), Joel decides to invite an exclusive call-girl Lana (Rebecca De Mornay). After a fiery night Joel turns out to lack enough money to pay for the service, which soon leads to the situation to spiral out of control...
Still charming and entertaining with an absolutely volcanic De Mornay igniting the screen, "Risky Business" does however lack the timeless commentary of "The Graduate", while loses in wit and development to the quasi-remake "The Girl Next Door". Basically just another teen-movie with style to share, straight-forward, not flashy, but extremely effective. The main strengths still lie in the more artistic, creative sequences, like a brilliantly executed train sex scene. Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay captivate throughout making it a still likable, but by no means meaningful movie.
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