Episode 7: Risky Business (1983) - High School Parties, The Lottery, and Hometown Bar Burns Down!
Updated: Sep 22
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Fun Facts About the Movie:
The original working title was “White Boys Off The Lake” because it was partly filmed along Lake Michigan, but the studio likely rejected it “because it sounded like an off-Broadway play” according to director Paul Brickman
Cruise made the decision to lose 14 pounds in 5 weeks by jogging outside in Florida (yikes) and strict dieting. When he reached his weight goal, he stopped all of that so he could put on a layer of fat to look unathletic for his character
Cruise thinks that the film is about “today’s capitalistic society”…
Other actors up for the role as Joel include Nicholas Cage, Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, John Cusack, and Tom Hanks
The script originally said that Cruise would just “dance around the house to rock music,” however the actor improvised the iconic scene of dancing around the house with a candlestick holder for a microphone!
The movie caused sales of Ray-Ban Wayfarers to increase by 2000%
It was over 100 degrees that summer, but filmmakers required the extras to still wear sweaters
William Lee - 8
Lisa - 5
JT - 7
Cowtown Drive-In Average - 6.66