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Risky Business (1983)

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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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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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There's a time for playing it safe and a time for Risky Business. 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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Frank Sinatra was considered for the role of Guido, but was deemed "too serious" for the role. See more »

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When Joel is meeting with the college admissions official in his house, he closes a window to keep some friends from bothering him. When he closes the window, there is a latch on the window. In subsequent frames there is no latch on the window. 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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The Pump
Written by Tony Hymas (uncredited) and Simon Phillips (uncredited)
Performed by Jeff Beck
Provided courtesy of Epic 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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