He's got college board exams, an interview with a Princeton admissions officer, and finals at high school. They are the most dated aspects of the film, except maybe for Cruise's cut-off jean shorts. It's funny because it deals with subjects that are so touchy, so fraught with emotional pain, that unless we laugh there's hardly any way we can deal with them -- especially if we are now, or ever were, a teenage boy. Just do a search on YouTube for Risky Business spoofs and when you see the thousands of clips that search returns, you'll have no doubt we're correct. The instantly iconic dance in white socks, pink dress shirt, tighty-whiteys, and Ray-Ban sunglasses was improvised by Cruise. The very best thing about the movie is its dialogue. Only in the movies could such outlandish events play out without any negative repercussions. Risky Business may always be remembered for that one classic scene and for being the movie that made Tom Cruise a star, but it is also a nice little satire of 's suburban teen life. After getting into trouble with her pimp, she ends up back at Joel's house where they eventually come up with a plan. The train stops at a station and conveniently waits while Joel helps the homeless man -that had been staring at them while he sipped from a bottle- off. Everything after Joel falls asleep while waiting for Lana to show up for the first time is a dream. Risky Business connects with the audience the first third of the movie, then becomes a teenage boy's sexual fantasy. It's the sort of family that has three cars: They then proceed to do the wild thing in full view of the world without any bothersome interruptions. Whereas Gable caused the popularity of T-Shirts to plummet, Cruise had the opposite effect.