Cruise plays Joel Goodson, a privileged suburban teen whose parents go out of town and leave him in charge of the house and his meeting with an interviewer from Princeton. When he calls a prostitute, played by Rebecca DeMornay, Joel get far more trouble than he bargained for, but also finds the self confidence to deal with the interview.
Oh my God. Rebecca had already been cast. They wanted to see the two of us together. I tested, and to make a short story long, we didn’t test that well. Paul just believed in me. I told him exactly what I was going to do. We talked about it for a long time and he trusted me.