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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

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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

There's a time for playing it safe and a time for Risky Business. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Four 1978 Porsche 928 models were used in the movie (and a 1981 model), including one that was gutted for the lake scene, and another that was painted gold. A collector tried to track down all of the Porsches but only found one of them, which he bought for $49,200 at a 2012 Hollywood memorabilia auction. 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 »

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 Enlisted: Pete's Airstream (2014) 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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A confused kid in a confused world
16 July 1999 | by DTM2434See 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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