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Risky Business

Saturday, Jun 24 at 5:30 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Paul Brickman. 1983, 99 mins. 35mm. With Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano, Nicholas Pryor, Janet Carroll, Richard Masur, Curtis Armstrong, Bronson Pinchot. Everybody remembers Cruise sliding across the living room floor in his tighty-whities singing along to Bob Seger. Yet the surprise of Risky Business, following a series of mostly brainless early ’80s sex comedies and first-love dramas, was its sexual sophistication and sharp commentary on the growing capitalist mania of the Reagan era. As Joel Goodsen, who goes from sexually frustrated teen to entrepreneur pimp in the space of a weekend while his parents are away, Cruise offers a pure, embryonic dose of the singular charms that would define a decade, while De Mornay kills her every scene as the streetwise sex worker who becomes his accomplice. (Released August 5, 1983) 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.