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With his parents out of town and awaiting word from the college boards, a teenager becomes involved in unexpected ways with a quick-thinking prostitute, her pimp, and assorted others. Cruise is likeable, especially when dancing in his underwear. Funny, well-paced, stylish prototypical '80s teen flick reintroduced Ray-Bans as the sunglasses for the wanna-be hip. What a party!

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Available on Running time 99 minutes.

Cast and Crew

The First Time, Oldest Profession, Torrid Love Scenes, Subways, Dance Fever, Coming of Age, Scams, Stings & Cons, Chicago, Teen Comedy
Paul Brickman
Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Curtis Armstrong, Bronson Pinchot, Joe Pantoliano, Kevin Anderson, Richard Masur, Raphael Sbarge, Nicholas Pryor, Janet Carroll
Reynaldo Villalobos, Bruce Surtees
Paul Brickman
Tangerine Dream
Steve Tisch, Jon Avnet Productions

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Risky Business
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Everyone knows what this movie is and the legendary white button-up with underwear and socks outfit. Joel Goodson is in high school and is not really one to party and get crazy. He lives with his wealthy parents in the North Shore area of suburban Chicago. His parents are going out of town and he has an interview at Princeton. Joel participates in Future Enterprisers, an extracurricular activity in which students work in teams to create small businesses. He and his friend Miles decide to get a little crazy while his parents are gone, running around the house, drinking, listening to loud music, and prostitutes. On of the prostitutes, Lana, keeps Joel company one night, and take his mom's expensive Steuben glass egg when he leaves to get $300 for her. Joel and Miles's crazy time with his father's Porsche, prostitutes, and trying to get the egg back helped Joel think of his career for the mini project... a brothel. During his interview to Princeton, the man doesn't think his "business" in Ivy League material. His furniture gets stolen by Lana's "man," and they have to get it back along with the egg before his parents come home. Everything is done last minute, and Joel actually gets into Princeton.