The Film: The movie that planted him firmly on the map, this affable teen comedy casts Cruise as a cocky teen left home alone when his parents head out of town. Naturally he does what every teenage boy barring Tom Cruise could only dream about, and rents himself a hooker for the weekend!
What might sound slightly dodgy ground for a high-school movie is glossed over brilliantly by an irrepressible turn by Cruise, whose scheme to turn his parents’ home into a knocking shop, makes Ferris Bueller’s antics seem a bit dull in comparison.
Charm or Smarm? Charm all the way as the paying public feels the full wattage of that grin for the first time.