Risky Business (25th Anniversary Edition)
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"A classic American comedy" (Stephen Schaefer, US Magazine) celebrates its enduring 25-years-young appeal. As a straight-arrow son (left home alone while his parents are away) who takes a walk on the wild side, Tom Cruise soared to stardom. Rebecca De Mornay makes a dynamic movie debut as a liberated call girl crossing his path. They and the pitch-perfect script and direction by Paul Brickman make Risky Business "a first-class affair" (People).]]>
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Tom Cruise plays Joel Goodson, a high-school kid who is just that - a good son. He's responsible, careful, and trusted. But when his parents leave town for the week, Joel decides to loosen up - but after he nervously invites call girl Lana (Rebecca De Mornay) into his house, everyone goes horridly wrong. With only a few days left to go, Joel must raise his grades, make $8,000, get back stolen furniture, and escape from the clutches of Guino (Joe Pontoliano), the killer pimp. Work is hell. And Joel knows it.
This movie is great. It wildly exceeded by expectations, and is much better than it's said to be. Cruise is great - the fact that RISKY BUSINESS is Cruise's first major film is enough to make it worth the watch, anyway; De Mornay is also very good. Paul Brickman's direction has a sort of artistic feeling to it (he also scripted); he has a unique way of creating a film that's funny, erotic, and occasionally suspenseful.
Another wonderful aspect of the film is its terrific soundtrack. It features rockin' songs from such popular artists as The Police, Bob Seger, Talking Heads, Muddy Waters, Phil Collins, and Prince. It also features new music by the hit-making band Tangerine Dream, whose techno, futuristic-sounding score gives the movie an occasionally nightmarish, occasionally unpleasant mood to it - and, of course, the film is about every teenager's nightmares come true.
All in all, RISKY BUSINESS is essential viewing from the 1980's, and it works just as well now as it did then. Tom Cruise's first hit, a terrific soundtrack, and a cult classic - this is RISKY BUSINESS.
Otherwise, the movie looks great on BD; clearly much money was saved on the production budget by not buying any bras for Rebecca DeMornay.
Unlike today's teen movies, "Risky Business" is not preoccupied with sophomoric humor and gratuitous foul language. It's too smart a screenplay for that. Instead, it focuses on the humor of a good boy gone temporarily bad, and how one small act of rebellion changes everything. At times, the film tries to be artsy with its gimmicky camera shots, direction, and editing, thus dating the film more than the costumes and screenplay do, but overall it succeeds. The music is great, particularly for those who remember the times.
Dust off your memories and revisit this fun flick. If you've never seen it, you should, if for no other reason than for seeing why Tom Cruise and Rebecca de Mornay rocketed to fame following its release.
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Tom Cruise Stars As A Teenager Who Throws A Wild Party At His Parents House While His Parents Are Out Of Town.Very Enjoyable Movie.Published 2 days ago by KURTBERGENTHAL
I got this for my girlfriend Laura and another edition for my friend Tracy. They had both, separately, asked for it. The two editions differ only in what extras they have. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Sailor Barsoom
It came quickly and in good condition (as described). It's a great movie!!Published 3 months ago by rdwc
Very well done and inspiring. Best of Tom Cruise - so young so talented. Amazing what one can do when we put our minds to it. Great movie to watch again and again.Published 3 months ago by Nancy Chapman
Pimply faced Tom Cruise character is home alone for a week. He succumbs to his friends' pressure to lose his virginity. He uses a prostitute. Bad things happen. Read morePublished 3 months ago by S. T. Peterson
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