• Risky Business (1991)

Risky Business

Release Date: October 14th, 1991

DVD Release Date: August 20th, 1997

R |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Ecstatic when his parents leave on vacation for a few days, high school senior Joel Goodsen (Tom Cruise) cuts loose with his best friend Miles. After an attempt at securing the services of a prostitute goes slightly awry, Joel hires gorgeous Lana (Rebecca De Mornay) for a night of delight. Stunned by the amount of Lana's "bill" the next morning, Joel grows frantic after he crashes his father's Porsche. In an effort to raise lots of money fast, a desperate Joel turns the house into a brothel.

Cast: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Bronson Pinchot, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Masur, Curtis Armstrong, Nicholas Pryor, Janet Carroll

Director: Paul Brickman

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Geffen Pictures

Keywords: Father, Friendship, Transformation, Growing up, Best friend, Amusing, House, School, Mother, 1980s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The very best thing about the movie is its dialogue. Paul Brickman, who wrote and directed, has an ear so good that he knows what to leave out. show more

  • 88
    TV Guide Magazine

    Smart, stylish, and cynical about the values of its time, this movie aspires to be The Graduate for its generation and it comes pretty close. show more

  • 75
    Jay ScottThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    An adolescent-oriented farce so finely tuned it projects beyond its narrow intended audience - it's not only for adolescents, it's for anyone who remembers what adolescence was like. [05 Aug 1983]

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy