‘Risky Business’ 30 Year Anniversary with 1983 Tom Cruise Interviews

 

Tom Cruise As 'Joel Goodsen' in 'Risky Business'

Tom Cruise As ‘Joel Goodsen’ in ‘Risky Business’

‘Risky Business,’ the iconic film that launched Tom Cruise’s career is 30 years old TODAY! In honor of the occasion, we’ve put together a special YouTube Risky Business play list for you…

Risky Business opened August 5, 1983, and featured Tom Cruise in the role that would become his launching pad to super stardom…

Tom played a Chicago high school student, ‘Joel Goodson,’ who goes KA-RAZY when his parents leave town on a trip. He meets and sleeps with a prostitute, played by Rebecca De Mornay; throws a party to end all parties in his home, destroy’s a Porsche, and of course, he dances in his underwear to the Bob Seger song ‘Old Time Rock and Roll.’ You know, the rite of passage teenage stuff we can all identify with;).

Tom received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in Risky Business. The film’s cast also included Curtis Armstrong, Joe Pantoliano and Bronson Pinchot. Check out more film info on IMDB.

The indelible pop culture-imprinted mental image of a guy in a shirt, no pants, and socks who’s rockin’ out is one that is instantly recognized the world over year after year, and c’mon, who amongst us hasn’t recreated that scene at home some time in our lives?

Here’s what happens when you search YouTube for ‘Risky Business dance’…22,000 results…some hilarious, some awkward, some, OUCH, kinda painful when they didn’t get the opening slide just right!

That scene has been re-created so many times in so many ways in tribute…Even Tom himself has spoofed/paid tribute to the Joel Goodsen dance scene…

30 years later, people around the world continue to search for ‘Risky Business’…Check out this Google trends worldwide chart for ‘Risky Business’…(BTW, The spikes you see are for October/Halloween costume searches)…

Click to search 'Risky Business' in Google Trends

Click to search ‘Risky Business’ in Google Trends

As the spikes above indicate, every year on Halloween, ‘Joel Goodsen’ is resurrected by people around the world of every gender, shape and size! Click to view ‘Joel Goodsen’ costumes on Google

Tom Cruise as 'Joel Goodsen' in the unforgettable home alone dance scene in  'Risky Business'

Tom Cruise as ‘Joel Goodsen’ in the unforgettable home alone dance scene in ‘Risky Business’…the movie that catapulted Tom to stardom…

 

We found a few great interviews with Tom from ‘The Merv Griffin Show’ and ‘Good Morning America’ wherein he talks about the making of ‘Risky Business’…its interesting to see Tom adjusting to his new found stardom and attention…he also reveals that it was a wrestling accident that prompted him to try acting in school…see? You never know when life’s challenges end up being doorways to your future!

Here’s a great perspective from Yahoo that includes director Paul Brickman’s insights in the recounting of the making of the film and of course, that ultra-memorable dance scene that lives on and on…

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