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Risky Business -- A high school senior's is life gets turned around when he meets a sexy call girl who transforms his house into a brothel while his parents are away.
Risky Business -- 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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Writer:
Paul Brickman (written by)
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Release Date:
5 August 1983 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
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 »
Plot:
A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Not Just Another Teen Sex Comedy See more (147 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Cruise ... Joel Goodsen

Rebecca De Mornay ... Lana

Joe Pantoliano ... Guido

Richard Masur ... Rutherford

Bronson Pinchot ... Barry

Curtis Armstrong ... Miles

Nicholas Pryor ... Joel's Father

Janet Carroll ... Joel's Mother

Shera Danese ... Vicki

Raphael Sbarge ... Glenn

Bruce A. Young ... Jackie

Kevin Anderson ... Chuck (as Kevin C. Anderson)
Sarah Partridge ... Kessler
Nathan Davis ... Business Teacher
Scott Harlan ... Stan Licata
Sheila Keenan ... Nurse Bolik
Lucy Harrington ... Glenn's Girlfriend
Jerry Tullos ... Derelict on Train
Jerome Landfield ... Kessler's Father

Ron Dean ... Detective with Bullhorn

Bruno Alexander ... Mechanic (as Bruno Aclin)
Robert Kurcz ... Service Manager
Jonathan Chapin ... Kid at Gas Station
Jimmy Baron ... Kid at Window
Harry Teinowitz ... Kid at Party

Francine Locke ... Shower Girl
Ann Cole ... Call Girl
Candace Collins ... Call Girl
Elizabeth Curran ... Call Girl
Jill DeVries ... Call Girl (as Jill De Vries)
Debra Dulman ... Call Girl
Joyce Hazard ... Call Girl
Kerry Hill ... Call Girl

Megan Mullally ... Call Girl
Lora Staley ... Call Girl

Vivian Victor ... Call Girl
Fern Persons ... Lab Teacher
Cynthia Baker ... Test Teacher
Wayne Kneeland ... Russell Bitterman (as Wayne C. Kneeland)
Jade Gold ... Evonne Williams
Dana Balkin ... Girl in Nurse's Office
Karen Grossman ... Hall Marshall
Brett Baer ... Howie Rifkin
Vinny Argiro ... Mr. Rents Salesman
Eric Minsk ... Wimpy Kid

Mike Genovese ... Rent-All Man (as Michael Genovese)
Steven Charous ... Softball Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Brown ... Swat Team Leader (uncredited)

Jason Gedrick ... Extra at Party (uncredited)

Anne Lockhart ... Babysitter (uncredited)
Robert Minkoff ... Bit (uncredited)

Sean Penn ... Cameo (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Brickman 
 
Writing credits
Paul Brickman (written by)

Produced by
Jon Avnet .... producer
James O'Fallon .... associate producer
Steve Tisch .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tangerine Dream 
 
Cinematography by
Bruce Surtees 
Reynaldo Villalobos 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Chew 
 
Casting by
Nancy Klopper 
 
Production Design by
William J. Cassidy 
 
Set Decoration by
Ralph Hall 
 
Costume Design by
Robert De Mora  (as Robert de Mora)
 
Makeup Department
Ilona Bobak .... hair stylist
Lillian Toth .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jeffrey Harstedt .... post-production supervisor
John G. Wilson .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Grandey .... first assistant director
Richard H. Prince .... second assistant director
Jane Siegel .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jack E. Ackerman .... property master
Dominic Contursi .... lead man
Phil Contursi .... set dresser
William Dambra .... assistant property master
Richard Dean Rankin .... construction coordinator (as Richard Rankin)
Barb Schuppert .... set dresser (as Barbara Schuppert)
Carl Ramsey .... poster artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Fred J. Brown .... sound effects editor
David E. Campbell .... sound re-recording mixer
Juno J. Ellis .... assistant sound editor
Alfred T. Ferrante .... sound recordist
Kurt Kreutz .... boom operator
John T. Reitz .... sound re-recording mixer
Gregg Rudloff .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gregg C. Rudloff)
Michele Sharp .... sound effects editor
Scott D. Smith .... sound mixer (as Scott Smith)
Fred Stafford .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Steve Purcell .... special effects
 
Stunts
Steve M. Davison .... utility stunts
Rick Le Fevour .... utility stunt driver (as Rick LeFevour)
Reid Rondell .... stunt double: Joel
Joe Shapiro .... stunt driver
Rick Le Fevour .... driving double: Tom Cruise (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Art Bartels .... best boy grip
Kelly R. Borisy .... grip
Ted Churchill .... panaglide photographer
Daniel Crededio .... electrician
Eugene F. Crededio .... best boy electric (as Gino Crededio)
John D. Crededio .... gaffer (as John Crededio)
George Kohut .... camera operator
Gene L. Koterwski .... electrician
Michael M. Krevitt .... key grip
Peter Kuttner .... first assistant camera
Ross A. Maehl .... gaffer
Robert McLain .... dolly grip (as Bob McLain)
Mike Moyer .... best boy electric (as Mike G. Moyer)
Mark Simon .... second assistant camera
Jim Taylor .... still photographer
Michael Kohnhorst .... first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Calvin Maehl .... chief lighting technician (uncredited)
Timothy W. Tiedje .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ilene Giardini .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Albert Coleman .... second assistant film editor
Howard Heard .... first assistant film editor
David Solomon .... second assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Curt Sobel .... music editor
Greg Fulginiti .... music engineer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Armand Paoletti .... transportation co-captain
James Riccio .... transportation coordinator (as James A. Riccio)
 
Other crew
Rick Ardrey .... office personnel
Carol Chacamaty .... secretary to producers
Freddie Dawson .... office personnel
Richard Feld .... location manager (as Richard J. Feld)
Jeffrey Lampert .... office personnel
Barbara Pieters .... production accountant
Nancy Rae Stone .... production secretary
Marion Tumen .... script supervisor
Nancy Willen .... unit publicist
Cynthia Lea Clark .... nurse (uncredited)
Ross L. Kulma .... key paramedic (uncredited)
Tom Lackey .... location scout (uncredited)
Marvin Towns Jr. .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
99 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 (cable rating) | Argentina:16 (original rating) | Argentina:13 (re-rating) | Australia:M | Finland:K-14 | Germany:16 (1983) | Iceland:14 | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | Sweden:11 | UK:18 | USA:R (No. 27107)

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Trivia:
In an effort for Tom Cruise to look more "teenage" in appearance, the producers of Risky Business (1983) 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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
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...
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Monument Ave. (1998)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hungry HeartSee more »

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37 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Not Just Another Teen Sex Comedy, 14 June 2003
Author: Brian Washington (Sargebri@att.net) from Los Angeles, California

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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