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Cocktail
Cocktail
Actors: Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue, Lisa Banes, Laurence Luckinbill
Director: Roger Donaldson
Genres: Comedy, Drama
R     2002     1hr 44min

Tom Cruise is electrifying as Brian Flanagan, a young, confident, and ambitious bartender who, with the help of a seasoned pro (Bryan Brown -- GORILLAS IN THE MIST, F/X 2), becomes the toast of Manhattan's Upper East Side....  more »

     

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Actors: Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue, Lisa Banes, Laurence Luckinbill
Director: Roger Donaldson
Creators: Dean Semler, Neil Travis, Daniel J. Heffner, Robert W. Cort, Ted Field, Heywood Gould
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Love & Romance
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/13/2002
Original Release Date: 07/29/1988
Theatrical Release Date: 07/29/1988
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 44min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

A fun film
07/29/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"For those people who gave this film poor ratings, I think they're missing the point. It's supposed to be a fun film over all. It's not supposed to be serious acting with a heavy plot. Sometimes it's nice to watch a film where you don't have to think... you just sit down and enjoy. I personally enjoy films that 'take me someplace,' either physically or emotionally. This one takes you on a bit of a roller coast ride with Tom Cruise's character. While on that ride, you get to travel around to hip bars and tropical islands. There are a few emotional bumps in his path, but all turns out well with a nice happy ending. No, the film is not rocket science, nor is it supposed to be. It won't win an Oscar either, but if you're looking for an enjoyable movie where you can just sit down, relax, and have a good time, this might be a good selection for you."
One of Tom Cruise's earliest and best movies
retrowens | Alabama, USA | 01/23/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Flanagan (Tom Cruise) is a student studying business and who takes up a new job being a bartender. Flanagan proves to be a great bartender, but he doesn't want to be a bartender all his life, especially after his co-worker betrays him and after he drops out of college. Flanagan isn't really satisfied with anything in his life until he meets an attractive girl named Jordan (Elisabeth Shue) and falls in love with her. But even then everything doesn't go as planned after he takes up a bet with his betraying former co-worker."Cocktail" is a pretty good movie. It was one of the best of Tom Cruise's older movies. It has a good plot and the soundtrack isn't bad either. I recommend anybody to at least watch "Cocktail.""
Tom cruise and elisabeth shue-match made in heaven
retrowens | 06/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this was a great movie. tom cruise played a dead sexy young guy trying to make his way in the bartending business. he falls for a cute ny city rich girl in jamaica. after going through rough times the 2 get married and have twins"
Very Entertaining
retrowens | 05/13/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Don't listen to that review that said this movie was AWFUL, because I'm here to tell you that it's not. It is a fantastic story of a guy named Brian's adventures bartending in New York City and Jamaica. If you don't find this film mega entertaining, then you'd better have yourself checked out."