Risky Business
Director:Paul Brickman
Writer:Paul Brickman
Producer:Jon Avnet, James O'Fallon, Steve Tisch
Genre:Comedy, Drama
Little did Tom Cruise know that he would become a box-office superstar after he cranked up some Bob Seeger and played air guitar in his underwear. But there's more to this 1983 hit than the arrival of a hot young star. Making a stylish debut, writer-director Paul Brickman crafted a subtle satire of crass materialism wrapped in an irresistible plot about a crafty high schooler named Joel (Cruise) who goes into risky business with the beguiling prostitute Lana (Rebecca De Mornay) while his parents are out of town. Joel turns his affluent Chicago-suburb home into a lucrative bordello and forms a steamy personal and professional partnership with Lana, but only as long as the two can avoid the vengeful pimp Guido (Joe Pantoliano) and keep their customers happy. A signature film of the 1980s, "Risky Business" still holds up thanks to Cruise's effortless charm and the movie's timeless appeal as an adolescent male fantasy. "--Jeff Shannon"
Tom Cruise Joel Goodsen
Rebecca De Mornay Lana
Joe Pantoliano Guido
Richard Masur Rutherford
Bronson Pinchot Barry
Curtis Armstrong Miles
Nicholas Pryor Joel's Father
Janet Carroll Joel's Mother
Shera Danese Vicki
Raphael Sbarge Glenn
Bruce A. Young Jackie
Kevin Anderson Chuck (as Kevin C. Anderson)
Sarah Partridge Kessler
Nathan Davis Business Teacher
Scott Harlan Stan Licata
Sheila Keenan Nurse Bolik
Lucy Harrington Glenn's Girlfriend
Jerry Tullos Derelict on Train
Jerome Landfield Kessler's Father
Ron Dean Detective with Bullhorn
Bruno Alexander Mechanic (as Bruno Aclin)
Robert Kurcz Service Manager
Jonathan Chapin Kid at Gas Station
Jimmy Baron Kid at Window
Harry Teinowitz Kid at Party
Francine Locke Shower Girl
Ann Cole Call Girl
Candace Collins Call Girl
Elizabeth Curran Call Girl
Jill DeVries Call Girl (as Jill De Vries)
Debra Dulman Call Girl
Joyce Hazard Call Girl
Kerry Hill Call Girl
Megan Mullally Call Girl
Lora Staley Call Girl
Vivian Victor Call Girl
Fern Persons Lab Teacher
Cynthia Baker Test Teacher
Wayne Kneeland Russell Bitterman (as Wayne C. Kneeland)
Jade Gold Evonne Williams
Dana Balkin Girl in Nurse's Office
Karen Grossman Hall Marshall
Brett Baer Howie Rifkin
Vinny Argiro Mr. Rents Salesman
Eric Minsk Wimpy Kid
Mike Genovese Rent-All Man (as Michael Genovese)
Steven Charous Softball Player
Jason Gedrick Extra at Party (uncredited)
Anne Lockhart Babysitter (uncredited)
Christopher Franke Composer
Edgar Froese Composer
Johannes Schmölling Composer
Bruce Surtees Cinematographer
Reynaldo Villalobos Cinematographer
Richard Chew Editor
Steve Purcell special effects
DVD Details
Languages:English, French, Spanish
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Picture Format:Widescreen
Release:Sep 2008