Risky Business

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Risky Business


Risky Business





In the 1983 smash hit Risky Business, director Paul Brickman takes his audience on a wild
ride through Chicago. The film spans across the Chicago land area, and beyond. From a
small high school, to a world famous hotel, it really shows what Chicago is made of. But
it also holds a dark side to itself, when the dangerous and socially perverse world of
prostitution comes into play.


Joel Goodman, played by Tom Cruise, is an average high school senior. He has regrets and
doubts when it comes to his life and is constantly wondering how will his parents take the
next disappointment that he bring to them. But following his parents little getaway, and
following some of his friends advise Joel gets himself involved with a small time
prostitute named Lana, played by Rebecca DeMornay. In class we touched upon the topic;
does this movie glorify prostitution? There is no clean-cut answer to this question,
because on one side Joel profited over eight thousand dollars from his little endeavor
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