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Cocktail -- A young, ambitious New York bartender becomes the toast of Manhattan's Upper East Side.  But when he moves to Jamaica and finds true love, he gains a new perspective on his life.
Cocktail -- Clip: Jamaica Montage
Cocktail -- Clip: Jordan dumps food on Brian

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Heywood Gould (screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 July 1988 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
When he pours, he reigns. See more »
Plot:
A talented New York bartender takes a job at a bar in Jamaica and falls in love. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(121 articles)
User Reviews:
Mindless But Still Fun See more (98 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Cruise ... Brian Flanagan

Bryan Brown ... Doug Coughlin

Elisabeth Shue ... Jordan Mooney

Lisa Banes ... Bonnie
Laurence Luckinbill ... Mr. Mooney

Kelly Lynch ... Kerry Coughlin

Gina Gershon ... Coral

Ron Dean ... Uncle Pat
Robert Donley ... Eddie

Ellen Foley ... Eleanor

Andrea Doven ... Dulcy (as Andrea Morse)

Chris Owens ... Soldier

Louis Ferreira ... Soldier (as Justin Louis)
John Graham ... Soldier
Richard Thorn ... Soldier
Robert Greenberg ... Job Interviewer
Harvey J. Alperin ... Job Interviewer (as Harvey Alperin)
Sandra Will ... Job Interviewer (as Sandra Will Carradine)

Allan Wasserman ... Job Interviewer
E. Hampton Beagle ... Job Interviewer
Parker Whitman ... Job Interviewer

Richard Livingston ... Job Interviewer (as Rick Livingston)
Bill Bateman ... Job Interviewer

Jean St. James ... Job Interviewer (as Jean Pflieger)
Rosalyn Marshall ... Job Interviewer
Jeff Silverman ... Job Interviewer
Rich Crater ... Job Interviewer
Marykate Harris ... Job Interviewer
Lew Saunders ... Job Interviewer
Jack Newman ... Economics Teacher

Paul Benedict ... Finance Teacher
Diane Douglass ... Mrs. Rivkin
George Sperdakos ... English Teacher
David Chant ... Chinese Porter
Dianne Heatherington ... First Waitress
Arlene Mazerolle ... Second Waitress (as Arlene Mazerole)
Paul Abbott ... Snotty Customer
Ellen Maguire ... Bar Patron
Joseph Zaccone ... Bar Patron
Larry Block ... Bar Owner
Kelly Connell ... Yuppie Poet

Gerry Bamman ... Tourist

James Eckhouse ... Tourist
Reathel Bean ... Tourist
Peter Boyden ... Tourist
Luther Hansraj ... Ambulance Attendant
Leroy Gibbons ... Singer
Rupert 'Ojiji' Harvey ... 'Messenjah' Band Member
Eric 'Babyface' Walsh ... 'Messenjah' Band Member
Hal 'Saint' Duggan ... 'Messenjah' Band Member
Walter 'Crash' Morgan ... 'Messenjah' Band Member
Charles 'Tower' Sinclair ... 'Messenjah' Band Member
Haile Yeates ... 'Messenjah' Band Member

Kenneth McGregor ... Sculptor (as Ken McGregor)
Liisa Repo-Martell ... Young Couple in Deli
Adam Furfaro ... Young Couple in Deli
Kim Nelles ... Female Artist
David L. Crowley ... Doorman
James Mainprize ... Butler
Gregg Baker ... Bouncer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jaap Broeker ... Doorman (uncredited)
Vivian Palermo ... Barpatron (uncredited)

Garry Pastore ... Well Dressed Man (uncredited)

Andrew Shue ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Karen Starr ... Club Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Donaldson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Heywood Gould (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert W. Cort .... producer
Ted Field .... producer
Daniel J. Heffner .... co-producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
J. Peter Robinson 
 
Cinematography by
Dean Semler (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Neil Travis 
 
Casting by
Donna Isaacson 
John S. Lyons  (as John Lyons)
 
Production Design by
Mel Bourne 
 
Art Direction by
Dan Davis 
 
Set Decoration by
Hilton Rosemarin 
 
Costume Design by
Ellen Mirojnick 
 
Makeup Department
Daniel Barrett .... hair stylist
Linda Gill .... makeup artist
Bob Grimaldi .... hair stylist: New York (as Robert Grimaldi)
Ed Jackson .... makeup artist: New York
Paul LeBlanc .... hair stylist (as Paul Le Blanc)
Rick Sharp .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jayne Armstrong .... post-production supervisor
David Coatsworth .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rob Cowan .... first assistant director
Matt Fenton .... dga trainee: New York
Christopher T. Gerrity .... second assistant director: New York (as Christopher Gerrity)
Alex Kramarchuk .... second second assistant director: New York
Michael London .... third assistant director: Jamaica
Janet Spiegel .... third assistant director
Michael Tadross .... first assistant director: New York
Kim H. Winther .... second assistant director (as Kim Winther)
 
Art Department
Joseph Alfieri .... construction coordinator: New York
John Fisher .... set dresser
Peter Hudecki .... storyboard artist
Charles E. McCarry .... art director: New York
Bruce Wayne Mecchi .... leadman (segments)
Don Miloyevich .... property master
Eric Ramirez .... set dresser
Robert S. Smith .... carpenter
Anthony C. Thorpe .... property master
Dick Tice .... lead man
Michael Zansky .... lead scenic artist
Marek Krawczyk .... daily props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Richard L. Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Greg Curda .... foley mixer
David Gertz .... dubbing recordist
Richard Lightstone .... sound mixer
Kim Maitland .... sound recordist
Mel Metcalfe .... sound re-recording mixer
Terry Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist
Rick Mitchell .... foley editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Michael Estler .... stunts
Branko Racki .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Julian Chojnacki .... camera operator
Chris Holmes .... gaffer
Rob McEwan .... still photographer
Tom Prate .... key grip: New York
Randy Shanofsky .... assistant camera
Ron Zarilla .... first assistant camera
Massimo Zeri .... assistant camera
Steven Cohen .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karen Bellamy .... costumer: Los Angeles (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Barbara Dunning .... first assistant editor
Stephen L. Meek .... apprentice editor
Lee Michael Searles .... assistant editor
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
George Doering .... musician
Jim Weidman .... music editor
Laura Perlman .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Renee Bodner .... script supervisor
Carole Childs .... supervisor: "Cocktail" album
Cheryl Faye .... choreographer
Ann-Marie Ferney-Tellez .... production assistant (as Anne-Marie Ferney)
Chris Forde .... production assistant (as Christopher Forde)
Dave Gare .... production assistant
Mathew Hart .... location manager
Joan Krawczyk .... art works
Terry Ladin .... production coordinator
Keith Large .... location manager
Oscar Lawson .... production assistant
William Mapother .... production assistant
Denis McCallion .... location manager: Los Angeles
Joe McDougall .... production assistant
Mara McSweeny .... production coordinator
Rob Meisenholder .... production assistant
Charles Miller .... location manager
Charles Miller .... location manager: New York
Wendie Saltarski .... assistant accountant
Tim Sullivan .... production assistant
Allen E. Taylor .... production accountant
Elaine Yarish .... script supervisor
 

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Runtime:
104 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-12 | Iceland:L | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Singapore:M18 (re-rating) | South Korea:18 (video rating) (1991) | South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) (1990) | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #29202) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The man seen twice in Jamaica sitting at the bar while Tom Cruise is tending is James Eckhouse, known for playing the father of Brandon and Brenda on Beverly Hills 90210.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Whilst at Flanagan's place after a drunken night, they are watching a live broadcast boxing match featuring George Foreman vs Ken Norton. Since the film was set in present day US (1988) and the boxing match took place in 1973.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Brian:Come on, put it to the floor! Come on! Let's go!
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Soundtrack:
When Will I Be LovedSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Mindless But Still Fun, 17 January 2013
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Cocktail (1988)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Blockbuster about a young man (Tom Cruise) who dreams of having money and fame but soon his bar-tending skills lead him to Jamaica where he falls in love with a woman (Elisabeth Shue). COCKTAIL was a gigantic hit when it was released and looking back on the film you can't help but see it like so many other hits of its day. While the film remains slightly entertaining there's still no question that the story itself is downright stupid and contains some pretty idiotic moments throughout. One of the most embarrassing scenes happens towards the end of the picture between Cruise and the woman's father but I won't spoil this scene for those who haven't seen the film. A lot of the movie just seems to happen for no reason other to try and jam every type of emotion down the viewer's throat. Again, I'm not going to spoil what happens to one of the major supporting characters but this little twist just doesn't work and really goes against everything else we've seen in the film. With that said, there's no question that Cruise is in fine form here as he was really finding his own. Shue is also extremely good in her role and the two stars share some really good chemistry. The same for Bryan Brown who adds a lot of fun with his supporting role and the magic between he and Cruise certainly helps the entertainment factor. Kelly Lynch and Gina Gershon can also be seen. The film's biggest highlight is the terrific soundtrack, which has everyone from The Beach Boys to John Mellencamp. COCKTAIL is an entertaining movie but at the same time it's quite shallow and really starts to slow down towards the end. Fans of Cruise will still want to check it out even with the flaws.

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