History Film / RiskyBusiness

5th Jun '17 3:53:03 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheEighties: Soundtrack by Tangerine Dream, Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight" highlighting a love scene, no cell phones in sight... yeah, definitely done on this decade.

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* TheEighties: Soundtrack by Tangerine Dream, Phil Collins' Music/PhilCollins' "In The Air Tonight" highlighting a love scene, no cell phones in sight... yeah, definitely done on this decade.
5th Jun '17 3:52:47 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Joel Goodson (Cruise) is a suburban Chicago teenager obessing over getting into [[IvyLeagueForEveryone Princeton]] when not thinking about sex. When his parents leave him alone for the weekend, his TheCasanova friend phones a call girl for Joel since Joel obviously [[YouNeedToGetLaid needs to get laid]]. She eventually has a business proposition for him: He [[WildTeenParty throws a party]], introduces some of his [[AllMenArePerverts horny teen friends]] to her associates, and she and Joel split a cut of the evening's proceeds (i.e., they turn his parents' house into a brothel for a night). From there, HilarityEnsues. In the years since its release, [[SignatureScene it's best known]] for the scene of Cruise dancing around in nothing but his pink dress shirt to "Old Time Rock and Roll" by Bob Seger which has been endlessly parodied, including by Cruise himself.

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Joel Goodson (Cruise) is a suburban Chicago teenager obessing over getting into [[IvyLeagueForEveryone Princeton]] when not thinking about sex. When his parents leave him alone for the weekend, his TheCasanova [[TheCasanova Casanova]] friend phones a call girl for Joel since Joel obviously [[YouNeedToGetLaid needs to get laid]]. She eventually has a business proposition for him: He [[WildTeenParty throws a party]], introduces some of his [[AllMenArePerverts horny teen friends]] to her associates, and she and Joel split a cut of the evening's proceeds (i.e., they turn his parents' house into a brothel for a night). From there, HilarityEnsues. In the years since its release, [[SignatureScene it's best known]] for the scene of Cruise dancing around in nothing but his pink dress shirt to "Old Time Rock and Roll" by Bob Seger which has been endlessly parodied, including by Cruise himself.
28th May '17 9:16:46 AM marcoasalazarm
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* AdultsAreUseless: Joel's parents don't help him with his anxiety and after some time away (during which ''all of the furniture was stolen and Joel had to buy it back and put everything in place with minutes to spare before they arrived'') Joel's mom's sole response (she barely even says "hello") is to notice the ''microscopic'' crack on the glass egg (that nobody else in the family can see, even when she brights it right to their noses) and label Joel as "irresponsible" and punish him (and his dad doesn't even tries to defend the kid--seriously, aside from ''that'', the house is otherwise impeccable).

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* AdultsAreUseless: Joel's parents don't help him with his anxiety and after some time away (during which ''all of the furniture was stolen and Joel had to buy it back and put everything in place with minutes to spare before they arrived'') Joel's mom's sole response (she barely even says "hello") "hello" before checking the egg) is to notice the ''microscopic'' crack on the glass egg (that nobody else in the family can see, even when she brights it right to their noses) and label Joel as "irresponsible" and punish him (and his dad doesn't even tries to defend the kid--seriously, aside from ''that'', the house is otherwise impeccable).



* [[BadlyBatteredBabysitter Badly Battered Housesitter]]: Joel's wild weekend would have probably destroyed the house, or left it bereft of stuff (take note that the damn glass egg was given back only because Guido knew Joel would pay him the rest of the money afterwards). Joel's mom is quick to label as "irresponsible" for a virtually invisible, microscopic crack on the egg that nobody else notices (and considering that Joel caught it when Guido ''tossed it'', it could have ended much worse).

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* [[BadlyBatteredBabysitter Badly Battered Housesitter]]: Joel's wild weekend would have probably destroyed the house, or left it bereft of stuff (take note that the damn glass egg was given back only because Guido knew Joel would pay him the rest of the money afterwards). Joel's mom is quick to label him as "irresponsible" for a virtually invisible, microscopic crack on the egg that nobody else notices (and considering that Joel caught it when Guido ''tossed it'', it could have ended much worse).
28th May '17 9:15:21 AM marcoasalazarm
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%%* TheEighties
%%* AdultsAreUseless

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%%* TheEighties
%%* AdultsAreUseless
* TheEighties: Soundtrack by Tangerine Dream, Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight" highlighting a love scene, no cell phones in sight... yeah, definitely done on this decade.
* AdultsAreUseless: Joel's parents don't help him with his anxiety and after some time away (during which ''all of the furniture was stolen and Joel had to buy it back and put everything in place with minutes to spare before they arrived'') Joel's mom's sole response (she barely even says "hello") is to notice the ''microscopic'' crack on the glass egg (that nobody else in the family can see, even when she brights it right to their noses) and label Joel as "irresponsible" and punish him (and his dad doesn't even tries to defend the kid--seriously, aside from ''that'', the house is otherwise impeccable).



%%* AllMenArePerverts

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%%* AllMenArePerverts* AllMenArePerverts: Miles' idea of helping Joel is to pretty much constantly tell him "YouNeedToGetLaid" and drive him into doing so. Joel's dreams, even the ones that go bad, always have some erotic part.



* [[BadlyBatteredBabysitter Badly Battered Housesitter]]: Joel's wild weekend would have probably destroyed the house, or left it bereft of stuff (take note that the damn glass egg was given back only because Guido knew Joel would pay him the rest of the money afterwards). Joel's mom is quick to label as "irresponsible" for a virtually invisible, microscopic crack on the egg that nobody else notices (and considering that Joel caught it when Guido ''tossed it'', it could have ended much worse).



%%* ComingOfAge

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%%* ComingOfAge * ComingOfAge: One way or another, and even if it hurt somewhat, Joel has matured as a person and is willing to take greater risks in the future.
26th Apr '17 8:14:40 PM 43110
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* AffablyEvil: Guido. [[spoiler:Except for the car chase and flashing a gun at Joel, Guido is a likable guy, and (in)directly mentors Joel in the finer points of business.]]

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* AffablyEvil: Guido. [[spoiler:Except Except for the car [[spoiler:car chase and flashing a gun at Joel, Joel]], Guido is a likable guy, and (in)directly mentors Joel in the finer points of business.]]
27th Jan '17 11:43:06 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* MakingASpectacleOfYourself: The poster. Possibly a reference to {{Lolita}}.

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* MakingASpectacleOfYourself: The poster. Possibly a reference to {{Lolita}}.Literature/{{Lolita}}.
5th Jan '17 6:26:38 PM whiteladydragon000
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* WildTeenParty: Subverted slightly in that the house is still in one piece after the party... [[spoiler:it's just that Guido the Killer Pimp stole everything the morning after [[OhCrap just as the parents are due home]].]]

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* WildTeenParty: Subverted slightly in that the Played with. The house is still in one piece after the party... [[spoiler:it's just that Guido the Killer Pimp stole everything the morning after [[OhCrap just as the parents are due home]].]]
20th Dec '16 9:26:21 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Joel gets ragged on this by his friends, who pressure him into phoning call girls until he gets Lana...
14th Aug '16 7:51:08 AM JamesAustin
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A 1983 teen {{dramedy}} directed by Paul Brickman, straring Creator/TomCruise (in his first leading role) and Rebecca De Mornay.

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A ''Risky Business'' is a 1983 teen {{dramedy}} directed by Paul Brickman, straring Creator/TomCruise (in his first leading role) and Rebecca De Mornay.



* AdultsAreUseless
* AffablyEvil - Guido. [[spoiler:Except for the car chase and flashing a gun at Joel, Guido is a likable guy, and (in)directly mentors Joel in the finer points of business.]]
* AllMenArePerverts
* AnxietyDreams - The film begins with one. Joel is very worried over whether or not he'll get into Princeton.
* BittersweetEnding - [[spoiler:Joel wins his way into Princeton, and it's hinted that he and Lana are going to remain a couple. But Joel [[GrowingUpSucks has become jaded by the ordeal]], and isn't entirely convinced that Lana wasn't in on Guido's scam.]]
* {{Bookends}} - The movie opens on Joel wearing his [[CoolShades sunglasses]] and smoking a cigarette. Towards the end, having been exiled to yardwork by his mom [[spoiler:for getting a crack in her beloved glass egg]] we watch as he slides on those shades and lights up, signaling how jaded he had become during his misadventures and that this had all been told in flashback.
* CatchPhrase - "Sometimes you gotta say 'What the Fuck'."
** Inverted by Joel's dad, who cleans it up when he offers that advice to Joel.
** "Time of your life, huh kid?"
* ComingOfAge
* CoolCar - The Porsche. There is... no substitute.
-->'''Miles''': Fuck you.
* CoolShades - '''look at that poster.'''
* DarkerAndEdgier - Compared to other teen sex comedies.
* DeadpanSnarker - Lana

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* %%* TheEighties
%%*
AdultsAreUseless
* AffablyEvil - AffablyEvil: Guido. [[spoiler:Except for the car chase and flashing a gun at Joel, Guido is a likable guy, and (in)directly mentors Joel in the finer points of business.]]
* %%* AllMenArePerverts
* AnxietyDreams - AnxietyDreams: The film begins with one. Joel is very worried over whether or not he'll get into Princeton.
* BittersweetEnding - BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Joel wins his way into Princeton, and it's hinted that he and Lana are going to remain a couple. But Joel [[GrowingUpSucks has become jaded by the ordeal]], and isn't entirely convinced that Lana wasn't in on Guido's scam.]]
* {{Bookends}} - {{Bookends}}: The movie opens on Joel wearing his [[CoolShades sunglasses]] and smoking a cigarette. Towards the end, having been exiled to yardwork by his mom [[spoiler:for getting a crack in her beloved glass egg]] we watch as he slides on those shades and lights up, signaling how jaded he had become during his misadventures and that this had all been told in flashback.
* CatchPhrase - CatchPhrase:
**
"Sometimes you gotta say 'What the Fuck'.fuck'." Inverted by Joel's dad, who cleans it up when he offers that advice to Joel as "What the heck."
** Inverted by Joel's dad, who cleans it up when he offers that advice to Joel.
** "Time of your life, huh huh, kid?"
* %%* ComingOfAge
* CoolCar - CoolCar: The Porsche. There is... no substitute.
-->'''Miles''': -->'''Miles:''' Fuck you.
* CoolShades - '''look CoolShades: '''Look at that poster.'''
* DarkerAndEdgier - DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to other teen sex comedies.
* DeadpanSnarker - LanaDeadpanSnarker: Lana.



* TheEighties
* EroticDream - Joel's turns into a nightmare when he dreams that a SWAT team surrounds his house, with his parents yelling "Get off the babysitter!" through a bullhorn.

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* TheEighties
* EroticDream -
EroticDream:
**
Joel's turns into a nightmare when he dreams that a SWAT team surrounds his house, with his parents yelling "Get off the babysitter!" through a bullhorn.



* FocusGroupEnding- Much like ''PrettyWoman'', the movie was originally meant to be a DarkerAndEdgier exploration of prostitution, with Joel [[spoiler: getting denied admission to Princeton and probably breaking up with Lana]]. The studio wanted a feel-good ending, and it was agreed to let a test audience decide which way the movie would end.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold - Lana, eventually.
* HumiliationConga - Joel rarely catches a break as one disaster follows another, culminating [[spoiler:with his mom chewing him out for a tiny crack in that glass egg of hers.]] [[spoiler:Then his dad lets him know he's gotten into Princeton.]]
* IdealizedSex - Joel and Lana, especially the living room scene when the windows are blown open. Lana is apparently so hot, she somehow controls the forces of nature.
* IronicEcho - "Time of your life, huh kid?"

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* FocusGroupEnding- FocusGroupEnding: Much like ''PrettyWoman'', ''Film/PrettyWoman'', the movie was originally meant to be a DarkerAndEdgier exploration of prostitution, with Joel [[spoiler: getting denied admission to Princeton and probably breaking up with Lana]]. The studio wanted a feel-good ending, and it was agreed to let a test audience decide which way the movie would end.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold - HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Lana, eventually.
* HumiliationConga - HumiliationConga: Joel rarely catches a break as one disaster follows another, culminating [[spoiler:with his mom chewing him out for a tiny crack in that glass egg of hers.]] [[spoiler:Then his dad lets him know he's gotten into Princeton.]]
* IdealizedSex - IdealizedSex: Joel and Lana, especially the living room scene when the windows are blown open. Lana is apparently so hot, she somehow controls the forces of nature.
* IronicEcho - IronicEcho:
**
"Time of your life, huh kid?"



* IvyLeagueForEveryone - Considering Joel and his friends are coming from upper-income homes, there's actually [[SeriousBusiness a ton of pressure]] to get into Ivy League schools, with Joel having nightmares about not making it...

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* IvyLeagueForEveryone - IvyLeagueForEveryone: Considering Joel and his friends are coming from upper-income homes, there's actually [[SeriousBusiness a ton of pressure]] to get into Ivy League schools, with Joel having nightmares about not making it...



* AManIsNotAVirgin - Joel gets ragged on this by his friends, who pressure him into phoning call girls until he gets Lana...
* MassiveMultiplayerScam - [[spoiler:Joel suspects at the end of the movie that from the moment he was given Lana's number he was the mark for an elaborate scam: of Lana stealing Mom's glass egg, the accident with the Porsche, getting nudged by Lana into turning his house into a brothel, and Guido stealing everything from the house and forcing Joel to buy it all back. Lana's hesitant response to his question hints Joel might be right.]]
** And Joel [[spoiler:seems willing to forgive, because he knows he's learned from the experience, and it probably DID help him get into an Ivy League college. It helps that Joel also believes that Lana's genuinely in love with him.]]
* MeaningfulName - Joel ''Goodson''.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast - Guido The Killer Pimp.
* PimpDuds - Underplayed by Guido, who dresses much like a businessman except for the open collar and gaudy necklaces.

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* AManIsNotAVirgin - AManIsNotAVirgin: Joel gets ragged on this by his friends, who pressure him into phoning call girls until he gets Lana...
* MassiveMultiplayerScam - MassiveMultiplayerScam: [[spoiler:Joel suspects at the end of the movie that from the moment he was given Lana's number he was the mark for an elaborate scam: of Lana stealing Mom's glass egg, the accident with the Porsche, getting nudged by Lana into turning his house into a brothel, and Guido stealing everything from the house and forcing Joel to buy it all back. Lana's hesitant response to his question hints Joel might be right.]]
**
]] And Joel [[spoiler:seems willing to forgive, because he knows he's learned from the experience, and it probably DID help him get into an Ivy League college. It helps that Joel also believes that Lana's genuinely in love with him.]]
* MeaningfulName - MeaningfulName: Joel ''Goodson''.
''Goodson'' might be a cad, but he tries to be a good son.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast - NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Guido The the Killer Pimp.
* PimpDuds - PimpDuds:
**
Underplayed by Guido, who dresses much like a businessman except for the open collar and gaudy necklaces.



* RiskyBusinessDance - [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]]. This iconic scene is also an example of HarpoDoesSomethingFunny -- Cruise was just told to "dance to rock music."
* SexIsGood - pretty much any character who has sex for any reason ends up better off for it.
* SexyShirtSwitch
* ToxicFriendInfluence - Really, most of what happens is Miles' fault.
* WildTeenParty - Subverted slightly in that the house is still in one piece after the party... [[spoiler:it's just that Guido the Killer Pimp stole everything the morning after [[OhCrap just as the parents are due home]].]]

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* RiskyBusinessDance - [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]].RiskyBusinessDance: {{Trope Namer|s}}. This iconic scene is also an example of HarpoDoesSomethingFunny -- Cruise was just told to "dance to rock music."
* SexIsGood - pretty SexIsGood: Pretty much any character who has sex for any reason ends up better off for it.
* %%* SexyShirtSwitch
* ToxicFriendInfluence - ToxicFriendInfluence: Really, most of what happens is Miles' fault.
* WildTeenParty - WildTeenParty: Subverted slightly in that the house is still in one piece after the party... [[spoiler:it's just that Guido the Killer Pimp stole everything the morning after [[OhCrap just as the parents are due home]].]]
26th Jul '16 12:34:52 PM CobaltJacket
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* MakingASpectacleOfYourself: The poster. Possibly a reference to {{Lolita}}.
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