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Risky Business (1983)

riskybusinessLeft 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.

Joel Goodson
Tom Cruise
Lana
Rebecca De Mornay
Guido
Joe Pantoliano
Rutherford
Richard Masur
Barry
Bronson Pinchot
Miles
Curtis Armstrong
Joel’s father
Nicholas Pryor
Joel’s mother
Janet Carroll
Vicki
Shera Danese
Glenn
Raphael Sbarge

Director
Paul Brickman