Risky Business

Risky Business

Paul Brickman (1983)

18 Certificate


Our Score
In this bright comedy, Tom Cruise stars as the teenager who turns his parents' home into a brothel after an encounter with Rebecca De Mornay's entrepreneurial hooker. Writer/director Paul Brickman has 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.


An upper-class suburban teenager gets involved with a prostitute while his parents are away on holiday, turning the family home into a brothel and jeopardising his plans for the future. Coming-of-age comedy, starring Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Bronson Pinchot and Joe Pantoliano.

Cast & Crew

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
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains swearing, sex scenes, drug abuse and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray