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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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Paul Brickman

Writer:

Paul Brickman
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cruise ... Joel
Rebecca De Mornay ... Lana
Joe Pantoliano ... Guido
Richard Masur ... Rutherford
Bronson Pinchot ... Barry
Curtis Armstrong ... Miles Dalby
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 Sarah Partridge ... Kessler
Nathan Davis ... Business Teacher
Scott Harlan 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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Meet the model son who's been good too long. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay appeared in films directed by Francis Ford Coppola. De Mornay in One from the Heart (1981) and Cruise in The Outsiders (1983). See more »

Goofs

Right after Joel's parents leave for the airport, Joel is eating a T.V. dinner and is pouring himself a Chivas and Coke. When he is pouring the Coke, some of it spills onto the table in the close shot. When they show the wide shot the table is clean. 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... 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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Alternate Versions

CBS edited 2 minutes from this film for its 1985 network television premiere. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Happy Endings: The Kerkovich Way (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

After the Fall
Written by Jonathan Cain (uncredited) and Steve Perry (uncredited)
Performed by Journey
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Not Just Another Teen Sex Comedy
14 June 2003 | by SargebriSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

5 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,275,327, 7 August 1983

Gross USA:

$63,541,777

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,541,777
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Geffen Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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