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

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Brian Flanagan
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Doug Coughlin
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Jordan Mooney
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Bonnie
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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 ...
Soldier
Richard Thorn ...
Soldier
Robert Greenberg ...
Job Interviewer
Harvey J. Alperin ...
Job Interviewer (as Harvey Alperin)
Sandra Will ...
Job Interviewer (as Sandra Will Carradine)
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Job Interviewer
E. Hampton Beagle ...
Job Interviewer
Parker Whitman ...
Job Interviewer
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Job Interviewer (as Rick Livingston)
Bill Bateman ...
Job Interviewer
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Job Interviewer (as Jean Pflieger)
Rosalyn Marshall ...
Job Interviewer
Jeff Silverman ...
Job Interviewer
Rich Crater ...
Job Interviewer
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Job Interviewer
Lew Saunders ...
Job Interviewer
Jack Newman ...
Economics Teacher
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Finance Teacher
Diane Douglass ...
Mrs. Rivkin
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English Teacher
David Chant ...
Chinese Porter
Dianne Heatherington ...
First Waitress
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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
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Tourist
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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 ...
Robert Powell (Sculptor) (as Ken McGregor)
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Young Couple in Deli
Adam Furfaro ...
Young Couple in Deli
Kim Nelles ...
Female Artist
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Doorman
James Mainprize ...
Butler
Gregg Baker ...
Bouncer
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Randi Arnold ...
Extra (uncredited)
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Doorman (uncredited)
Vivian Palermo ...
Barpatron (uncredited)
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Well Dressed Man (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Karen Starr ...
Club Patron (uncredited)

Directed by

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Roger Donaldson

Written by

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Heywood Gould ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Robert W. Cort ... producer
Ted Field ... producer
Daniel J. Heffner ... co-producer (uncredited)

Music by

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J. Peter Robinson

Cinematography by

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Dean Semler ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Neil Travis

Editorial Department

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Bruce W. Cathcart ... assistant editor (as Bruce Cathcart)
Barbara Dunning ... first assistant editor
Stephen L. Meek ... apprentice editor
Lee Michael Searles ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Donna Isaacson
John S. Lyons ... (as John Lyons)

Production Design by

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Mel Bourne

Art Direction by

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Dan Davis

Set Decoration by

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Hilton Rosemarin

Costume Design by

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Ellen Mirojnick

Makeup Department

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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

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Jayne Armstrong ... post-production supervisor
David Coatsworth ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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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

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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
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

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Richard L. Anderson ... supervising sound editor
Greg Curda ... foley mixer
David Gertz ... dubbing recordist
Richard Lightstone ... sound mixer
Kim Maitland ... sound recordist
Mel Metcalfe ... re-recording mixer
Terry Porter ... re-recording mixer
Edward M. Steidele ... foley artist
Rick Mitchell ... foley editor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Michael Estler ... stunts
Branko Racki ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Julian Chojnacki ... camera operator
Ron Gillham ... key grip
Chris Holmes ... gaffer
Rob McEwan ... still photographer
Tom Prate ... key grip: New York
Randy Shanofsky ... assistant camera
Michael Sinyi ... second assistant camera
Ron Zarilla ... first assistant camera
Massimo Zeri ... assistant camera
Steven Cohen ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lisa M. Lewis ... wardrobe
Karen Bellamy ... costumer: Los Angeles (uncredited)

Location Management

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Mathew Hart ... location manager
Keith Large ... location manager
Denis McCallion ... location manager: Los Angeles
Charles Miller ... location manager / location manager: New York

Music Department

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Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
George Doering ... musician
Jim Weidman ... music editor

Other crew

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John Bandy ... trainer & consultant: flair bartending
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
Joan Krawczyk ... art works
Terry Ladin ... production coordinator
Oscar Lawson ... production assistant
William Mapother ... production assistant
Joe McDougall ... production assistant
Mara McSweeny ... production coordinator
Rob Meisenholder ... production assistant
David Mele ... production assistant
Wendie Saltarski ... assistant accountant
Tim Sullivan ... production assistant
Allen E. Taylor ... production accountant
Jim Templar ... stand-in
Elaine Yarish ... script supervisor

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

With dreams of becoming a successful businessman and even a millionaire, the ex-military man, Brian Flanagan, waits for his big break while serving drinks at a New York City tavern and studying for his degree. However, when the charismatic cynic and veteran bartender, Doug Coughlin, becomes the ambitious Brian's sage mentor, their chemistry combined with the flamboyant tricks behind the bar will soon yield fame and money until they decide to split ways. Eventually, as Flanagan struggles to raise money in Jamaica to open his own bar someday, he will fall hard for the striving waitress Jordan Mooney, while a wealthy fashion executive wants to take him back to Manhattan to live with her. Is there a future between Brian and Jordan? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Keywords
Taglines When he pours, he reigns. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • The Bartender (United States)
  • Coctel (Mexico)
  • Kokteyl (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Koktél (Hungary)
  • Коктейл (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Box Office

Budget $20,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $11,789,466, 31 Jul 1988
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $171,504,781

Did You Know?

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Trivia Actress Gina Gershon stated in a podcast Interview that during their bed scene, Tom Cruise, knew she was extremely ticklish, and tickled her so hard, they both fell off the bed. It was, in fact, the take used in the movie. See more »
Goofs When Doug falls down the stairs of the subway station he lands next to a puddle of water. In the next scene the puddle is not there anymore. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Tucker: The Man and His Dream/Vibes/Cocktail/Clean and Sober/Bagdad Cafe (1988). See more »
Soundtracks All Shook Up See more »
Quotes [Last Barman poem]
Brian: I am the last barman poet / I see America drinking the fabulous cocktails I make / Americans getting stinky on something I stir or shake / The sex on the beach / The schnapps made from peach / The velvet hammer / The Alabama slammer. / I make things with juice and froth / The pink squirrel / The three-toed sloth. / I make drinks so sweet and snazzy / The iced tea / The kamakazi / The orgasm / The death spasm / The Singapore sling / The dingaling. / America you've just been devoted to every flavor I got / But if you want to got loaded / Why don't you just order a shot? / Bar is open.
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