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Tom Cruise

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TapsTaps (1981)
Dir. Harold Becker
Feat. Sean Penn, Timothy Hutton, George C. Scott
A surprise box–office smash about a group of cadets who take over their military college, which is on the brink of being closed down. Inspired…
Risky BusinessRisky Business (1983) Recommended
Dir. Paul Brickman
Feat. Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay
A kind of '80s update of THE GRADUATE, this imaginative comedy propelled a 17–year old Tom Cruise into the limelight. Uncommonly stylish and…
Outsiders, TheOutsiders, The (1983) Recommended
Dir. Francis Ford Coppola
Feat. Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio
Based on the gritty novel by S. E. Hinton (THAT WAS THEN THIS IS NOW), this ‘realistic’ depiction of teenage outsiders in 50s America is…
All The Right MovesAll The Right Moves (1983)
Dir. Michael Chapman
Feat. Tom Cruise, Craig T. Nelson, Lea Thompson
Stirring though conventional sports drama has a talented high–school football player (Cruise), weigh up his life priorities in the face of a…
Top GunTop Gun (1986) Recommended
Dir. Tony Scott
Feat. Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer
Star–making film for Cruise, who goes through all the right motions to get millions of bums on seats. The routine plot is overcome by the…
Color of Money, TheColor of Money, The (1986)
Dir. Martin Scorsese
Feat. Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
25 years on from the THE HUSTLER, Paul Newman is the tainted ex–pool shark who passes his baton on to rookie Tom Cruise. Unremarkable Scorsese,…
LegendLegend (1986) Recommended
Dir. Ridley Scott
Feat. Tom Cruise, Tim Curry
Breathtaking imagery highlights this fantasy adventure about evil trying to corrupt innocence. Tom Cruise struts around in tights, but it's Tim Curry…
CocktailCocktail (1988)
Dir. Roger Donaldson
Feat. Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown
Tom Cruise receives behind–the–bar cocktail tips from Bryan Brown. Slick comedy was an early box–office for kiwi dir. Donaldson.
Rain ManRain Man (1988) Recommended
Dir. Barry Levinson
Feat. Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino
Oscar–winning road drama featuring Dustin Hoffman's virtuoso performance as the idiot savant brother of Tom Cruise, who does equally well in a…
Born On the Fourth of JulyBorn On the Fourth of July (1989)
Dir. Oliver Stone
Feat. Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise gives an exhilarating performance as Ron Kovic, the teenage patriot who became an embittered, paralysed Vietnam vet, to finally emerge as…

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