Left to safeguard the family home while his parents are away, promising student Joel Goodson (Tom Cruise) seizes the chance to have the time of his life.
But when a friend’s prank results in Joel being visited by troubled prostitute Lana (Rebecca De Mornay), things get out of hand as he turns his parents’ home into a brothel.
Writer/director Paul Brickman honed a sharp satire on American go-getting here, as Cruise – with his parents away and the use of his father’s Porsche – starts making money out of his sexually frustrated friends.
The danger comes when a killer-pimp arrives on the scene (“never mess with a man’s business”), and that’s when this comedy of embarrassment becomes a near-tragedy of class collisions.
Rebecca De Mornay