Risky Business

Risky Business

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Director: Paul Brickman

Cast: Paul Brickman, Tom Cruise, Rebecca deMornay, Curtis Armstrong

     
 

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Risky Business is the film in which 19-year-old Tom Cruise dances around his living room in his underwear. He does this to celebrate the fact that his parents have left him alone while they go on vacation. Somewhere along the line, hooker Rebecca De Mornay, fleeing her vicious pimp, hides out in the Cruise manse. Things go from bad to worse to as Cruise

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Risky Business is the film in which 19-year-old Tom Cruise dances around his living room in his underwear. He does this to celebrate the fact that his parents have left him alone while they go on vacation. Somewhere along the line, hooker Rebecca De Mornay, fleeing her vicious pimp, hides out in the Cruise manse. Things go from bad to worse to as Cruise inadvertently drives his father's Porsche into Lake Michigan and nearly scuttles his college recruitment interview.

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Most well known for turning a very young Tom Cruise into a major box-office sensation, Risky Business is much more than a star-making vehicle. Ingeniously crafted and perfectly acted, the film is a subtle coming-of-age tale that captures the experience of upper-class American teenagers more astutely than any other film to emerge from the 1980s. Playing the naive high school senior Joel, Cruise turns in one of the finest performances of his career. Alongside him, Rebecca De Mornay is equally stunning as the tempestuous and savvy call girl Lana, who convinces her young client to turn his parents' house into a brothel for the local high schoolers. Beyond the acting though, Risky Business paints a tender and sophisticated portrait of sexual awakening and the experience of growing up. Expertly directed by Paul Brickman with a lush score from Tangerine Dream, Risky Business is sleek, satisfying Hollywood entertainment at its best.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/16/2008
UPC:
0883929014897
Original Release:
1983
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:39:00
Sales rank:
5,559

Special Features

Exclusive to Blu-ray video commentary by Tom Cruise, Paul Brickman and Jon Avnet; ; New 25th anniversary retrospective [in High Definition]; Original Screen Tests [In High Definition] ; Director's Cut of the Final Scene [in High Definition] Soundtrack Remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 ; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Cruise Joel Goodson
Rebecca de Mornay Lana
Curtis Armstrong Miles
Bronson Pinchot Barry
Raphael Sbarge Glenn
Joe Pantoliano Guido
Nicholas Pryor Joel's father
Janet Carroll Joel's mother
Shera Danese Vicki
Bruce A. Young Jackie
Kevin Anderson Chuck
Nancy Klopper Actor
Bruno Aclin Mechanic
Richard Masur Rutherford, Princeton recruiter
Sarah Partridge Kessler
Nathan Davis Business Teacher
Scott Harlan Stan Licata
Jerry Tullos Derelict
Ron Dean Detective
Robert Kurcz Service Manager
Jonathan Chapin Kid at Gas Station
Jimmy Baron Kid at Window
Harry Teinowitz Kid at Party
Megan Mullally Call Girl
Lora Staley Call Girl
Fern Persons Lab Teacher
Cynthia Baker Test Teacher
Wayne Kneeland Russell Bitterman
Karen Grossman Hall Marshal
Vinny Argiro Mr. Rents Salesman
Mike Genovese Rent-All Man

Technical Credits
Paul Brickman Director,Screenwriter
Jon Avnet Producer
William J. Cassidy Production Designer
Richard Chew Editor
Robert de Mora Costumes/Costume Designer
Christopher Franke Score Composer
Jerry Grandey Asst. Director
James O'Fallon Associate Producer
Bruce Surtees Cinematographer
Tangerine Dream Score Composer
Steve Tisch Producer
Reynaldo Villalobos Cinematographer
John G. Wilson Production Designer

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Risky Business 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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When building an '80s film collection, I suppose this one is probably a duh. See if it you have not already. You will probably like it, even if you hate Tom Cruise. I would call it a dark comedy, but the comic treatment should be visible from start to finish. It's the story of Joel, who is left alone at home while his parents take a trip, and the party madness that ensues, including Lana, a hooker that becomes a good friend by the end of the film. Good film, good story, good characters. I suppose there really isn't much more to ask for. An '80s classic. And yes, this is the one where Cruise dances in his underwear. Hahaha.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
one of the greatest classics had to be Risky Business with Tom Cruise a movie that made everyone wanna do that dance in there living room to the song old time rock in roll a movie that made people say what the fu... make your move a movie that made you wanna get a girl and make love to her on a subway train thats all in Risky Business boys parents live the house boy has the house all to himself boy gets the girl a very good movie!!!!
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