A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand.

Director:

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

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

Included among the American Film Institute's 1998 list of the 400 movies nominated for the Top 100 Greatest American Movies. See more »

Goofs

When Lana is running across the lawn, she's barefoot, but in the very next scene, when you see her running from behind, she's wearing heels.

Frame by frame analysis reveals that she is wearing shoes, evident by the little red straps of her shoes. 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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Alternate Versions

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

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Referenced in Anus Magillicutty (2003) See more »

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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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A Teen Comedy With A Tom Cruise Touch,
21 June 2013 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Risky Business is a fantastic movie with a clever storyline and a outstanding debut for Tom Cruise,who I find to be one of the best actors of all time,and this movie gives us a great first impression that Tom Cruise can really act,and he was only in his early twenties at this stage.The movie is one of those teen sex comedies,but there's a lot more drama and seriousness involved in it,it isn't one of those movies like American Pie or Superbad,there's a lot more drama to it,although the movie is also very funny at times as well.Fans of teen comedies will enjoy Risky Business and people who love Tom Cruise should definitely enjoy it as well.

When his parents are away for a week,Joel Goodsen (Tom Cruise) gets carried away with trying to have a bit of fun and gets involved with the wrong kind of people.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

5 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Risky Business See more »

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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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