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Risky Business Risky Business is the film that first put Cruise in sunglasses and lit up his 500-watt grin. He was just 21 when he played Joel...Risky BusinessPT98MR Risky Business is the film that first put Cruise in sunglasses and lit up his 500-watt grin. He was just 21 when he played Joel...2008-09-24Megan Mullally
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(Kobal Collection)

B+

Risky Business

Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay; Starring: Megan Mullally; Director: Paul Brickman; Runtime (in minutes): 98; MPAA Rating: R

Risky Business is the film that first put Cruise in sunglasses and lit up his 500-watt grin. He was just 21 when he played Joel Goodsen, a Chicago teen who takes up with a call girl (De Mornay) and turns his home into a brothel. He doesn?t deliver Trop­ic Thunder-size laughs, but he was deft at comedy even then — especially strumming air guitar in his underwear. The best EXTRA on this 25th anniversary disc: a screen test of the star running lines with endearing gawkiness. B+

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