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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
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Eddie
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Eleanor
Andrea Doven ...
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 Ann Will Carradine ...
Job Interviewer (as Sandra Will Carradine)
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Job Interviewer
E. Hampton Beagle ...
Job Interviewer
Parker Whitman ...
Job Interviewer
Richard Livingston ...
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
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Bar Owner
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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 ...
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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David Berni ...
Doorman (uncredited)
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Doorman (uncredited)
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Bar Patron (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 ... (directed by)

Written by

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Heywood Gould ... (screenplay by)
 
Heywood Gould ... (based upon the book by)

Produced by

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

Music by

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J. Peter Robinson ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Dean Semler ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Neil Travis ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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Blair Daily ... assistant editor: Los Angeles
Barbara Dunning ... assistant editor
Karen Gebura ... assistant editor: Los Angeles
Thomas R. Moore ... assistant editor: Los Angeles (as Tom Moore)
Lee Michael Searles ... assistant editor: Toronto
Susan Shipton ... assistant editor: Toronto
Bruce W. Cathcart ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Stephen L. Meek ... apprentice editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Donna Isaacson ... (casting by)
John S. Lyons ... (casting by) (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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David Coatsworth ... unit production manager
William C. Gerrity ... unit production manager: New York
Natalie Thompson ... unit production manager: Jamaica
Jayne Armstrong ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)

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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Guenter Bartlik ... scenic artist
Leslie Bloom ... set decorator: New York
John Fisher ... set dresser
Joyce Liggett ... assistant set decorator
Ron MacMillan ... construction coordinator
Don McQueen ... assistant set decorator
Bruce Wayne Mecchi ... leadman
Don Miloyevich ... property master
John Oates Jr. ... property master: New York
Greg Pelchat ... assistant property master
Vlasta Svoboda ... assistant art director
Dick Tice ... set dresser: New York (as Dick Tice, Jr.)
Danny von Blumberg ... set dresser: New York (as Dan Von Blumberg)
Robert D. Wilson Jr. ... assistant property master: New York (as Bob Wilson Jr.)
Joseph Alfieri ... construction coordinator: New York (uncredited)
Peter Hudecki ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Joan Krawczyk ... artwork: Elisabeth Shue (uncredited)
Marek Krawczyk ... daily props (uncredited)
Charles E. McCarry ... art director: New York (uncredited)
Eric Ramirez ... set dresser (uncredited)
Robert S. Smith ... carpenter (uncredited)
Anthony C. Thorpe ... property master (uncredited)
Michael Zansky ... lead scenic artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Richard L. Anderson ... supervising sound editor
Mary Andrews ... adr editor
James Christopher ... sound editor
John Dunn ... sound editor
Thom 'Coach' Ehle ... stereo consultant: Dolby (as Thom Ehle)
David Gertz ... dubbing recordist
Gil Haimsohn ... assistant sound editor
David J. Hudson ... re-recording mixer
Richard Lightstone ... sound mixer
Richard Mader ... boom operator: Jamaica
Kim Maitland ... boom operator: New York
Tod A. Maitland ... sound mixer: New York, Jamaica (as Tod Maitland)
Mel Metcalfe ... re-recording mixer
Sarah Monat ... foley artist
Mark Pappas ... foley editor
Terry Porter ... re-recording mixer
Bunny Speakman ... sound editor
Edward M. Steidele ... foley artist (as Edward Steidele)
Jim Thompson ... boom operator (as James L. Thompson)
Greg Curda ... foley mixer (uncredited)
Rick Mitchell ... foley editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Michael Kavanagh ... special effects coordinator (as Michael Cavanaugh)

Stunts

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

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dan Brunner ... second assistant camera: New York (as Daniel Brunner)
Julian Chojnacki ... camera operator
Jerry DeBlau ... gaffer: New York (as Jerry De Blau)
Tony Eldridge ... best boy
Roy Elliston ... best boy grip
S. Karin Epstein ... still photographer: New York (as Karen Epstein)
Cary Fisher ... camera operator: New York
Ron Gillham ... key grip
Dan Henshaw ... trainee assistant film cameraman
Perry Hoffman ... first assistant camera
Chris Holmes ... gaffer
Rob McEwan ... still photographer
Peter John Petraglia ... best boy: New York
Tom Prate ... key grip: New York (as Thomas Prate, Jr.)
Steve 'Spaz' Williams ... second assistant camera (as Stephen L. Williams)
Ron Zarilla ... first assistant camera: New York
Bill Bennett ... aerial camera operator (uncredited)
Steven Cohen ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Randy Shanofsky ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Michael Sinyi ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Massimo Zeri ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Cecile S. Burrowes ... extras casting: Jamaica (as Cecile Burrowes)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kim W. Chow ... costumer (as Kim Chow)
Danajean Cicerchi ... wardrobe: New York
Walter Rivera ... wardrobe: New York
Arthur Rowsell ... costume supervisor
Ann Russell ... costumer
Richard von Ernst ... assistant costume designer: New York (as Richard Von Ernst)
Karen Bellamy ... costumer: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Lisa M. Lewis ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Location Management

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Mathew Hart ... location manager
Keith Large ... location manager
Charles Miller ... location manager: New York
Dorigen Fode ... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Denis McCallion ... location manager: Los Angeles (uncredited)

Music Department

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Carole Childs ... soundtrack album supervisor
Jim Weidman ... music editor
Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer (uncredited)
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Renee Bodner ... script supervisor: New York
Elaine Yarish ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Michael Fennell ... transportation captain: New York
Fred Ionson ... transportation coordinator

Additional Crew

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John Bandy ... trainer & consultant: flair bartending
Randi Chernov ... assistant to the producers
Ann-Marie Ferney-Tellez ... production assistant (as Anne-Marie Ferney)
Chris Forde ... production assistant (as Christopher Forde)
Penelope Gottlieb ... title designer
Terry Ladin ... production coordinator: New York
Oscar Lawson ... production assistant: Jamaica
William Mapother ... production assistant
Mara McSweeny ... production coordinator
Jeri Simon ... assistant: Mr. Donaldson
Allen E. Taylor ... production accountant
Doug Taylor ... unit publicist (as Douglas Taylor)
Cheryl Faye ... choreographer (uncredited)
Dave Gare ... production assistant (uncredited)
Joe McDougall ... production assistant (uncredited)
Rob Meisenholder ... production assistant (uncredited)
David Mele ... production assistant (uncredited)
Wendie Saltarski ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Tim Sullivan ... production assistant (uncredited)
Jim Templar ... stand-in (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Intent on 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. Now, as Flanagan struggles to raise money in Jamaica to open his dream bar someday, he falls 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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Also Known As
  • The Bartender (United States)
  • Coctel (Mexico)
  • Коктейл (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Коктейль (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Κοκτέιλ (Greece)
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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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