As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
A young man leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big give-away in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new... See full summary »
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
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On the Gold Coast (a.k.a. Surfers Paradise) in Queensland, Australia, there is a real life multi-level night-club called "Cocktails and Dreams", which was named after the one in the movie. The picture's co-star, Bryan Brown, is from Australia. The later television comedy Cocktails & Dreams (2015), starred three actors from Cocktail (1988), they being Brown, Lisa Banes, and Gina Gershon, who played the characters of The Australian Guy, The Art Lady, and Girl Number One, respectively, their names all reflective in some way of their characters in Cocktail (1988). Cocktails & Dreams (2015) was made, and first broadcast twenty-seven years after Cocktail (1988). See more »
When Brian pours Jordan a beer in the Jamaican bar, he is also making a drink for another customer. You then see Jordan take her first drink, and yet there is only about an inch high of beer in her glass. See more »
Come on, put it to the floor! Come on! Let's go!
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Essentially, `Cocktail' is nothing more than your average popcorn flick'. However, it is a darn good one. What was surprisingly nice about this film was that it actually had a mature amount of depth to it. It is also overflowing with big-name stars such as Tom Cruise (Risky Business), Elizabeth Shue (Adventures in Babysitting), and Bryan Brown (The Thorn Birds). But, the supporting characters happen to be so fascinating that at times it's hard to focus on anything else. In addition to this, the film has glorious cinematography- especially the scenes set in the tropics. Another thing `Cocktail' has going for it is its soundtrack: great 80s music!! At its heart, `Cocktail' is nothing more than the same romantic fluff you have seen hundreds of times before- but it is presented in such a nice package that who really cares?
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