Cocktail (1988) Poster



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Casablanca (1942)
Barfly (1987)

Referenced in 

Out of This World: Evie Goes to Hollywood (1989) (TV Episode)
While Evie Garland and Lindsay Selkirk are lost in Universal Srudios, they are mistaken for two actresses set to be in the film
Charles in Charge: Room at the Bottom (1989) (TV Episode)
Charles mentions the movie by name while talking to Mr. Powell.
Round the Twist: Lighthouse Blues (1989) (TV Episode)
Poster seen at the cinema.
Vacations of Terror 2 (1989)
a poster is seen in the film
At the Movies: Die Hard 2/Ghost Dad/Days of Thunder/May Fools (1990) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Days of Thunder" review.
F/X2 (1991)
The Naked Truth (1992)
Cocktail Mixer...Thom Kruize
Homicide: Life on the Street: In Search of Crimes Past (1995) (TV Episode)
Munch refers to the film.
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Video case is shown in a video store.
At the Movies: Eddie/DragonHeart/The Arrival/Mission: Impossible/Spy Hard (1996) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Mission: Impossible" review.
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Twin Town (1997)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #5.48 (1997) (TV Episode)
Listed as one of Kelly Lynch's credits.
3rd Rock from the Sun: The Physics of Being Dick (1998) (TV Episode)
In his new job as a bartender, Harry, like Tom Cruise in "Cocktail," attempts to toss a bottle to another bartender, but he breaks it.
Charmed: Feats of Clay (1999) (TV Episode)
I thought your charm was to give him confidence, not turn him into Tom Cruise. Making a comparison to the 1988 movie "Cocktail" that starred Tom Cruise as a bartender..
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Beer Bad (1999) (TV Episode)
Xander (on knowing how to mix drinks): "Oh, I've seen Cocktail. I can do the hippy-hippy shake."
Bruiser: Nutty Puppet Mayhem (2000) (TV Episode)
A woman asks the bartender if he can do tricks "like in that film", he replies "The film Cocktail? With Tom Cruise in it? Can I do that?" He then throws two bottles in the air, doesn't catch them and they smash. "No. No, I can't." he says.
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Gilmore Girls: Teach Me Tonight (2002) (TV Episode)
Lorelai compares the bag boy at the market to the bartenders in the film.
Suburban Times (2002) (TV Series)
J.W. mentions Tom Cruise and Cocktail.
Phoenix Nights: Episode #2.3 (2002) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Stephen when he is asked about his previous bar experience.
EastEnders: Episode dated 19 July 2004 (2004) (TV Episode)
Charlie says he watched Cocktail twenty times last week. He tries to juggle two glasses but breaks them.
The King of Queens: Pour Judgment (2005) (TV Episode)
Doug references the film.
Jamaica Me Crazy (2006) (Short)
Tom Cruise in that film is lead character's role model. Also poster seen on the wall
Grandma's Boy (2006)
Peter Dante's character Dante after pouring drinks at a party quotes " I feel like Tom Cruise in Cocktail "
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
In the beginning of the film Tom Cruise stands with a coktail shaker, in a possible reference to the film Cocktail
Bottoms Up (2006) (Video)
nickname of bartender contest winner is Cocktail
Family Guy: Movin' Out (Brian's Song) (2007) (TV Episode)
Name is mentioned
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Gang Sells Out (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Hamlet 2 (2008)
Mentioned as one of Elisabeth Shue's movie credits.
JCVD (2008)
Poster can bee seen in a corner of the video store when Bruges puts his earphones on to talk to JVCD
Saturday Night Live: Tim McGraw/Ludacris/T-Pain (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Mark Payne
The Bachelorette: Episode #5.2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when Robby was making drinks
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #4.9 (2009) (TV Episode)
incorrect answer to a $16,000 question
Cleanflix (2009)
DVD cover
Micmacs (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
90210: The Porn King (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jasper
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.76 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 question
Tosh.0: Risky Business Girls (2010) (TV Episode)
Girls recreate a scene from the film
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.96 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $7,500 question
Psych: Death Is in the Air (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn tells the bartender that he will tip him an "extra fiver" if he will "flip a few glasses and introduce me to Elisabeth Shue."
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $7,500 question
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Family Guy: Excellence in Broadcasting (2010) (TV Episode)
Brain says it's "not bad".
Mitchell, Mitchell, Mitchell, & Mitchell (2010) (Video)
Brady has difficulty watching the movie once Tom Cruise loses the bar.
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Cougar Town: Square One (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jules
Monsters University (2013)
When Mike and Sulley wake up and get ready in the training montage, they toss stuff to each other just like Brian and Doug on their flair bartending.
The Goldbergs: Stop Arguing & Start Thanking (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Bev.
Videoclub (2013)
Video case is shown.
Psych: Cog Blocked (2014) (TV Episode)
From behind the bar, Shawn attempts to throw a bottle in the air and then catch it like Brian Flanagan in "Cocktail," and he breaks it.
Cougar Town: Time to Move On (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Welcome to Sweden: Proving Love/Lägenhet (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Inside Amy Schumer: Tyler Perry's Episode (2014) (TV Episode)
Amy and Gerald watch this movie on pay-per-view.
EastEnders: Episode dated 16 June 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Johnny impresses the customers with his cocktail-making skills. Nancy says, "Tom Cruise, eat your heart out!"
Selfie: Traumatic Party Stress Disorder (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Hugh Jackman/Tiffani Thiessen/Hozier (2015) (TV Episode)
Tiffani Thiessen refers to the movie
Cocktails & Dreams (2015) (TV Movie)
On the Gold Coast (aka 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 Cocktail (1988). The picture's Australian co-star, Bryan Brown, is from Australia. The later tele-movie comedy Cocktails & Dreams (2015) starred three actors from Cocktail (1988), they being Bryan Brown, Lisa Banes, and Gina Gershon, who played the characters of The Australian Guy, The Art Lady, and Girl No. #1 respectively, their names all reflective in some way of their characters in Cocktail (1988). Cocktails & Dreams (2015) was made and first broadcast about twenty-seven years after Cocktail (1988).
The Last Man on Earth: Pranks for Nothin' (2015) (TV Episode)
While struggling to juggle liquor bottles as he attempts to mix a cocktail, Phil complains that Cruise makes it look so easy.
Rookie Blue: Open Windows (2015) (TV Episode)
Marlo says Sam reminds her of Tom Cruise in "Cocktail".
Rick and Morty: Total Rickall (2015) (TV Episode)
Mention by Rick
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.50 (2015) (TV Episode)
Dan asks contestant Keith Miller if being a bartender is like the film
People Hold On (2015)
Robin refers to the film and its star Tom Cruise.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kenan Thompson/Maura Tierney/Chef John Besh (2015) (TV Episode)
Kenan Thompson attempts to recreate the drink mixing sequence
Grandfathered: Dad Face (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jimmy
73 Questions: 73 Questions with Derek Zoolander (2016) (TV Episode)
Derek says his favorite cocktail is "the one with Tom Cruise."
Saturday Night Live: Larry David/The 1975 (2016) (TV Episode)
Title referenced on Weekend Update by Derek Zoolander & Hansel
Fuller House: Save the Dates (2016) (TV Episode)
D.J. says, "You've still got your Tom Cruise 'Cocktail' moves."
Mr. Robot: eps2.5_h4ndshake.sme (2016) (TV Episode)
poster on the wall in Derek's apartment
Mr. Robot: eps2.9_pyth0n-pt2.p7z (2016) (TV Episode)
poster visible in Derek's room
The Grand Tour: Operation Desert Stumble (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Hammond.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #15.87 (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced in question.
Fun Mom Dinner (2017)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Love: A Day (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Gus
Miksun baari: Episode #1.2 (2017) (TV Episode)
The film's talked about and mentioned during the episode.
Fresh Off the Boat: It's a Plastic Pumpkin, Louis Huang (2017) (TV Episode)
Evan dresses as Tom Cruise from "Cocktail" for Deidre's party
Gruen XL: Wine (2017) (TV Episode)
Near the end of the Target Market segment, Wil Anderson mentions that the movie is available on Pirate Bay.
Good Behavior: I Think It's a Sign (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by FBI Agent Rhonda Lashever in the hotel room.
Future Man: Beyond the TruffleDome (2017) (TV Episode)
13:12 min into the show Wolf describes his friend Blaze as "the Coughlin to my Flanagan". Flanagan is the character played by Tom Cruise in Coctail, Coughlin is his bartender partner portrayed by Brian Brown.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Getting Over Jeff. (2017) (TV Episode)
Josh thinks he's Tom Cruise in this movie.
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World: Fishtail (2018) (TV Episode)
Kevin and tayler throw fish at each other while "hippy hippy shake" plays
Ready Player One (2018)
Aech has a neon sign that says "Cocktail & Dreams" in his workshop.
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 2 January 2019 (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kate.
Bob's Burgers: The Helen Hunt (2019) (TV Episode)
Linda says Teddy is like Tom Cruise in this movie.

Featured in 

The Beach Boys: Kokomo (1988) (Video)
In addition, this video features random clips from the movie Cocktail.
At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1988 (1989) (TV Episode)
One of their picks.
At the Movies: Tom Cruise: The Star Next Door (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown of various Tom Cruise movies, including this one.
I Love the 80's 3-D: 1988 (2005) (TV Episode)
It's discussed in the 1988 episode.
20 to 1: Crazy Customs (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on flair bartending.
Cinemania: Ypalliloi en drasei! (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
At the Movies: Bryan Brown in Conversation (2012) (TV Episode)
Clips shown during the interview.
Rude Tube: Totally Mashed (2013) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Rewind This! (2013)
Footage of this movie is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Razzie Winning Movies We Secretly Love (2017) (TV Episode)
Cocktail is #10.
Tom Cruise: Reel Life (2017) (TV Movie)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

The Simpsons: The War of the Simpsons (1991) (TV Episode)
when Flanders mixes the drink
The Simpsons: Flaming Moe's (1991) (TV Episode)
The plot is spoofed
The Ben Stiller Show: With Bobcat Goldthwait (1992) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as part of the comedy routine in "Tom Cruise: Dress Casual"
Mafia! (1998)
Goodnight Sweetheart: Flash, Bang, Wallop (1999) (TV Episode)
Reg mixes drinks like Flanagan.
The Simpsons: Pygmoelian (2000) (TV Episode)
The trick beer pouring contest is set to the song "Hippy Hippy Shake" by The Georgia Satellites, which is similar to a scene in Cocktail.
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Mission: Improbable (2000) (TV Short)
Employee of the Month (2006)
cashier Vince imitates Tom Cruise's fancy moves the way he juggles items while scanning them as a crowd watches him
How I Met Your Mother: Three Days of Snow (2009) (TV Episode)
Scenes with Ted and Barney running their local bar continually mimic scenes from the film.
Tosh.0: Date Camp (2014) (TV Episode)
Tosh does fancy bartender tricks with a fire extinguisher

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