A talented New York City bartender takes a job at a bar in Jamaica and falls in love.

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Doug Coughlin
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Bonnie
Laurence Luckinbill ...
Mr. Mooney
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Kerry Coughlin
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Coral
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Uncle Pat
Robert Donley ...
Eddie
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Eleanor
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Dulcy (as Andrea Morse)
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Soldier
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Soldier (as Justin Louis)
John Graham ...
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After leaving the Army, Brian Flanagan tries to get a marketing job in New York City. But without a college degree, this was not possible. He then decides to start studying for a business degree at the local City College and gets a part time job as a bartender. He realizes that its not that easy, but his new boss Douglas Coughlin teaches him the secrets of the bar trade and they become the most famous bartenders in town. Both Brian and Doug Coughlin want their own top class cocktail bars someday and Brian's Cocktail Bar is to be called 'Cocktails & Dreams'. Inorder to get the necessary money to open it, Brian travels to Jamaica to work as a bartender at a resort Tiki Bar, and the pay is good. There he meets Jordan Mooney, a young and pretty, up and coming American artist on vacation with her girlfriend from New York City, staying at the Island resort. Jordan and Brian spend some quality time together and fall in love. But Brian takes a dare from his old buddy, Doug Coughlin to sleep ... Written by Joshua Jaworsky <jaworsky@gmail.com>

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29 July 1988 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$78,222,753 (USA)
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The name of the Coughlin's luxury yacht sea vessel was "Kerry's Dream" named after Doug Coughlin (Bryan Brown)'s wife Kerry Coughlin ('Kelly Lynch'). See more »

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When Brian and Doug are singing Chantilly lace, Doug falls down a flight of stairs and there is clearly a large puddle of water to the right of where Doug lands. In the next shot when you see Doug get back up there is NO puddle. See more »

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[first lines]
Brian: Come on, put it to the floor! Come on! Let's go!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Larry David/The 1975 (2016) See more »

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Written and Performed by Wayne Roland Brown
Produced by Mike Harvey
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Cocktails & Dreams
13 October 2011 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Wow, a brilliant film if indeed there was one. The best film of Tom Cruise's career for the simple fact that it has everything you expect to see in a Tom Cruise film, his mentor played by Brian Brown is excellent and the many pretty girls and exotic locations and romance make this a great film to watch 100 times in one day and keep you up beat and in the mood to drink a sex on the beach and go on a vacation.

This film has a surprise twist towards the end and a truly inspiring final ending which provides every young man with a dream with hope and excitement. The perfect follow up to the previous success of Top Gun. 10/10.. and I will watch it again. Cocktails & Dreams.


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