->''"Time of your life, huh, kid?"''

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

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 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.

The score, dialogue, and cinematography give the film something of sophisticated, art-house feel in places, putting it a notch above the typical teen sex comedy. Creator/RogerEbert compared it favorably to ''Film/TheGraduate''. Be warned that in terms of narrative the genre conventions are completely played straight, so if you don't like modern teen sex comedies you probably won't like this one either.

!!Tropes used in ''Risky Business'':

* TheEighties: Soundtrack by Tangerine Dream, Music/PhilCollins' "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" 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).
* AffablyEvil: Guido. Except for the [[spoiler: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: 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.
* AnxietyDreams: The film begins with one. Joel is very worried over whether or not he'll get into Princeton.
* [[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).
* 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 as "What the heck."
** "Time of your life, huh, kid?"
* 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.
* CoolCar: The Porsche. There is... no substitute.
-->'''Miles:''' Fuck you.
* CoolShades: '''Look at that poster.'''
* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to other teen sex comedies.
* DeadpanSnarker: Lana.
* DesperateObjectCatch: Joel must catch his mother's crystal award when it's thrown at him.
* 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.
** The movie opens with Joel saying "The dream is always the same"... and we see him finding a girl taking a shower in his house, asking him to wash her back. But when he reaches her, the smoke-filled bathroom leads into a classroom where Joel realizes he's missed his [=SAT=]s and his life is ruined.
* FocusGroupEnding: Much like ''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: 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?"
** Miles' advice to say "What the fuck" is bookended by Joel's dad saying "What the heck".
* 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...
* MakingASpectacleOfYourself: The poster. Possibly a reference to Literature/{{Lolita}}.
* 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'' might be a cad, but he tries to be a good son.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Guido the Killer Pimp.
* PimpDuds:
** Underplayed by Guido, who dresses much like a businessman except for the open collar and gaudy necklaces.
** Averted by [[spoiler:Joel, who goes trolling the streets of Chicago rounding up his friends as clients for Lana's brothel idea, with only CoolShades]] as his signature style and otherwise dressed very conservatively.
* ThePreciousPreciousCar: When Joel takes Lana out on a date in his father's Porsche, the car accidentally ends up rolling into a nearby lake.
* RiskyBusinessDance: {{Trope Namer|s}}. 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: 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]].]]