Chris Vognar’s Screening Room: RISKY BUSINESS

Director Paul Brickman
Year 1983
Starring Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano
Rating R
Run Time 98min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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About the movie:

RISKY BUSINESS (1983, Dir. Paul Brickman) - Ah, the days when Tom Cruise was a hungry rising star, willing to say what the, well, you know. There's no telling the impact Rebecca De Mornay had on my young hormones; to this day I hear Tangerine Dream as an aphrodisiac. And Joe Pantoliano could win an Oscar some day but to me he'll still be Guido, the Killer Pimp. (Chris Vognar - Movie Critic, The Dallas Morning News)

About the series:

I don't look at the '80s as some magical time for American filmmaking. But this was the decade I became, for better or worse, a celluloid junkie, a teenager passing lonely hours at the theater or with the VCR. '80s movies helped shaped me. I take them personally.

I'll be hosting screenings of some of my '80s favorites the second Thursday of every month from July through December, with a discussion after every movie. These aren't necessarily my favorite movies of the decade (though some of them are). They all, however, left a mark. My programming goal was to avoid the obvious but maintain popular appeal. My thanks to the Alamo Drafthouse, where the '80s were never forgotten, for collaborating on this series. (Chris Vognar - Movie Critic, The Dallas Morning News)

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