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Risky Business (1983)

R  |   |  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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Chuck (as Kevin C. Anderson)
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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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Kim Basinger turned down the role of Lana, because she didn't like the script. See more »

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During the car chasing scene, the Porsche turns the corner revealing very obviously only one person inside it. See more »

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[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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Love on a Real Train (Risky Business)
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Written and Performed by Tangerine Dream
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Not Just Another Teen Sex Comedy
14 June 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

When this film was released, it was during the time of the "teen sex comedy" craze. Films like Class and Porky's were all about seeing scores of horny teens in the most raunchy escapades possible. However, this film and Fast Times at Ridgemont High can be seen as more being a little more serious than the others. Risky Business is definitely a commentary on how greed can corrupt an individual and what the consequences can be. Also, the acting in this film, as well as Fast Times, is light years away from Porky's and all films like it and it will always be a classic parable.


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