June 29, 2013, @ 8:00 pm
(Paul Brickman, US 1983, 98 min.)
30th Anniversary. A young Tom Cruise in briefs glides across his living room to the siren sounds of Bob Seger. Has any ’80s film been more iconic than Risky Business? It is hard to believe, but 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of this film, with a starmaking turn for a then 20-year-old Tom Cruise as rich kid Joel Goodson who takes advantage of his parents’ absence to turn his suburban home into a house of pleasure and profit. With an alluring supporting performance by Rebecca De Mornay, a moody soundtrack by Tangerine Dream, and a sly screenplay by writer/director Brickman, Risky Business is a crowd-pleasing comedy and a clever commentary on the growing greed of the young capitalists of the 1980s.