Risky Business is a 1983 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Paul Brickman, making his directorial debut. It stars Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay. The film launched Cruise to stardom. It covers themes including materialism, loss of innocence, coming of age and capitalism; when a Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand.. Risky Business was acclaimed by critics. It is also considered by many as one of the best films of 1983. In the years since the film’s release, the scene featuring Cruise’s character dancing in his pink dress shirt and briefs to “Old Time Rock and Roll” by Bob Seger has been recreated in episodes of many television series, as well as in films, parodies, and advertisements.