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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joel
... Lana
... Guido
... Rutherford
... Barry
... Miles Dalby
... Joel's Father
... Joel's Mother
... Vicki
... Glenn
... Jackie
... Chuck (as Kevin C. Anderson)
Sarah Partridge ... Kessler
... Business Teacher
Scott Harlan ... 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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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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Negocios riesgosos  »

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Budget:

$6,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,275,327, 7 August 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$63,500,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Curtis Armstrong, who played a teenager, was twenty-eight during filming (the summer of 1982). See more »

Goofs

The CTA car that Joel and the Hooker had sex on was part of the Lake/Dan Ryan line. The Lake/Dan Ryan line never ran underground in a subway, yet there is a scene in which the CTA car was in a subway. 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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Soundtracks

Mannish Boy
Written by Bo Diddley (uncredited), Melvin London (uncredited), and Muddy Waters (uncredited)
Performed by Muddy Waters
Provided courtesy of Blue Sky Records/Distributed by CBS Records
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A confused kid in a confused world
16 July 1999 | by 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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