Risky Business

Synopsis: A suburban Chicago teenager's parents leave on vacation, and he cuts loose. An unauthorised trip in his father's Porsche means a sudden need for lots of money, which he raises in a creative way.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Paul Brickman
Production: Warner Bros.
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.8
Metacritic:
75
Rotten Tomatoes:
96%
R
Year:
1983
99 min
2,285 Views


Joel, do you hear something odd?

Something unpleasant?

JOEL:

No.

A preponderance of bass, perhaps?

JOEL:

Uh, no.

Is this the way I left the equalizer?

JOEL:
No.

-No.

This is not some toy

for you and your friends.

If you can't use it properly,

you're not to use it at all.

My house, my rules.

FATHER:

Joel, I spoke to Bill Rutherford.

Turns out he interviews for Princeton.

JOEL:

I'll never get into Princeton.

FATHER:

I already arranged an interview.

Friday night, the 4th, at the house.

JOEL:

Oh, Jesus, Dad.

Honey, tell him about your involvement

with Future Enterprisers.

They look for that sort of thing.

Right?

There's 50 for food,

which should be more than enough...

...another 50 for emergencies,

and an extra 25 just in case.

Don't forget to water the plants

around the patio and in the dining room.

I wrote that down,

it's on the fridge door.

JOEL:
Dad, want me to start your car?

-The car will be fine.

JOEL:

For the battery, I mean.

Please, you're not to use my car.

You're not insured.

-Use the station wagon.

-Use my car, honey.

JOEL:
Okay.

-Joel?

Do we understand each other?

JOEL:

Okay!

Oh, uh...

...darling, as far as the house is

concerned, just use your best judgment.

You know we trust you.

JOEL:

Have a great time.

Be good.

We will, honey. You too. Mwah.

Bye.

[SIGHS]

[JOEL HUMMING]

[BOB SEGER'S "OLD TIME ROCK

AND ROLL" PLAYING ON STEREO]

[MOUTHING WORDS]

-Hey.

-Hey.

Guess what?

Dalby got into Harvard.

BARRY:

Sh*t.

GIRL:

He must have aced his Boards.

Seven eighty, Verbal.

Seven sixty-five, Math.

Sh*t.

GLENN:
You know what

a Harvard M.B.A. makes, first year?

Forty grand.

I've got a cousin

who went into dermatology.

First year, over 60,000.

-Just for squeezing zits?

-Ha, ha!

Why don't you try it, Barry?

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Paul Brickman

Paul Brickman (born April 23, 1949) is an American screenwriter and film director. He is best known for the film Risky Business, which he wrote and directed. more…

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