The s teen comedy was, of course, more than a s teen comedy. It offered wry social commentary on American values and Reagan-era capitalism, dressed up in a cool, cerebral style. It turns out that the chemistry was the real deal.
One of the most iconic '80s teen movies not connected to John Hughes turned 30 in August. But as Cruise's star rose, Brickman retreated from Hollywood. Recently, I gave the hermit-like year-old a call at his home office in Santa Barbara.
The film opens on a train, or so it is meant to appear, a camera panning along a Chicago neighborhood at night while familiar clacking on tracks echoes underneath. She invites him to join her, so he agrees, but moving across the room and through the door, he loses her in the fog before suddenly finding himself in a room full of students taking their College Boards. His life is ruined.
BeforeCruise was regarded as an up-and-coming actor, someone to watch. After Risky BusinessCruise and his Ray-Bans were everywhere: posters, magazine covers, publicity shots A movie star had been born.
By Heidi Parker For Dailymail. Curtis Armstrong made the revelations about the young Cruise in his new tell-all book, Revenge of the Nerd. Even then, Cruise portrayed himself as a straight laced, devout young actor, who would spend most evenings reading the Bible before bed.
Crusie is unlikely to be happy with the latest claims which describe young women queued up outside his hotel room. However, the reports of his promiscuity in the new book at least seem to silence the persistent rumours that the actor is secretly gay. His first film was Risky Business, where he starred opposite a young Tom Cruise and kept a diary about everything he saw.
Risky Business is a American coming-of-age comedy film  written and directed by Paul Brickman in his directorial debut and starring Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay. The film covers themes including materialismloss of innocence, coming of ageand capitalism. Joel Goodson is a high-achieving high school student who lives with his wealthy parents in the Chicago North Shore area of Glencoe. His father wants him to attend Princeton Universityhis alma materso Joel participates in Future Enterprisers, an extracurricular activity in which students work in teams to create small businesses.
It was before Tom Cruise was the commercial super star, brand commodity, and, finally, couch-jumping, questionably sane individual the world now knows. This was the film that essentially launched his career thanks largely to a dance number in his fruit of the looms and Bob Seger, but there's one sex scene in this proto-John Hughes, coming-of-age film that has withstood the decades since Cruise has become the Pepsi of Hollywood. Cruise plays a high school-aged young Republican with aspirations of becoming a corporate raider whose parents leave him alone for the weekend.