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Cocktail [Blu-ray] (1988)

Tom Cruise , Bryan Brown , Dean Semler , Roger Donaldson  |  R |  Blu-ray
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue, Lisa Banes, Laurence Luckinbill
  • Directors: Dean Semler, Roger Donaldson
  • Writers: Heywood Gould
  • Format: Blu-ray, Closed-captioned, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Touchstone Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: June 5, 2012
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007G8MN0O
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,308 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Academy Award® nominated superstar Tom Cruise (Best Actor, 1996, Jerry Maguire) lights up the screen as Brian Flanagan, a young and ambitious bartender who becomes the toast of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Raise a glass to Cocktail – now on Blu-ray for the first time ever with an astonishing new digital transfer. When Brian moves to Jamaica and meets an independent artist, their passionate romance brings a new perspective to his flashy, self-centered lifestyle. Academy Award nominated Elisabeth Shue (Best Actress, 1995, Leaving Las Vegas) and Bryan Brown (Gorillas In The Mist) join Cruise and in this exciting drama, sizzling with high-powered performances and a sensational soundtrack. Cocktail is the perfect mix on Blu-ray!

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Coming From A Batender...... June 29, 2000
By Rick
Format:VHS Tape
This movie was very entertaining in all ways! I actually learned a lot from this movie as a bartender! Tom Cruise and Bryan Brown worked extremely well together. Get this movie if you want to laugh, feel sad, and then feel good again.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun film July 29, 2002
By A Customer
Format:DVD
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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good ole days May 14, 2013
By Tara
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Great to own an oldie but a goodie. Movie is in great condition. Thanks for completing my life in the most important way. There, did I write enough yet, Amazon?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Entertaining May 13, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
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.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cocktails & Dreams December 20, 2001
The story behind this film is a real hedonistic example of what most blokes would love to do. Hardly any responsibility being a bar-tender, except to those you tend - and all the while having a great time. The plot is thin which is why it is so easy to understand and this is what makes the film - the moment you have to think about a film like this, is the moment you miss the point. The soundtrack is great, and the movie soundtrack CD is missing some of the best songs from the film too, the best one when Tom and Elizabeth get frisky under the waterfall in Jamaica (Jimmy Cliff - Shelter of Your Love). Overall, most people can relate to many aspects of this movie, and many of the situations the characters are in such as hope, love, lust, vacations to hot tropical places, and of course at the end - family.
Great film - you must see it if you haven't already!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars With Friends like this... January 2, 2006
Format:DVD
Cruise plays Brian Flanagan, I guess because people think he does a decent Irish accent. Nevertheless while under the drink mixing tutelage of "Obi-wan" Coughlin (Brown) he gets involved with Coral (Gina Gershon) later telling Coughlin of their bedroom exploits. To ensure that Flanagan sees the light, Coughlin sleeps with Coral to try to show Flanagan she was no good for him. Why Coral would sleep with Coughlin just because Flanagan said they were making nikki-nikki is a mystery (she's seen sleeping over at the apartment and all cuddily with Tom's character for God's sake). Anyway, what a pal, nice to see Coughlin really cares. Later, actually just a brief dissolve to ocean shores & islands, despite this friendship-ending dastardly deed Flanagan befriend's Coughlin while working in Jamaica. Now that (Brown) has found "true" happiness (Lynch), you'd think he'd want the same for (Tom), right? Wrong. Despite Flanagan's seriously developing affinity for Jordan (Shue), he dares (Tom) to bed the mature, rich and connected Bonnie (Lisa Banes). Of course, this destroys Cruise & Shue's chance for romance, despite his explanation that it's okay because "when a guy lays down a dare, you just got to." What kind of logic is that? Still later trying to make up with her, he claims he got spooked by Jordan, so which one is it? Finally, how nice for Hollywood to wrap everything up with death, attempted seduction, pregnancy, attempted bribery, and Flanagan striking out on his own in one of the riskiest businesses around a "Theme" bar. Although, cute at times, one has to wonder the next time someone dares Tom's character.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Amazon Instant Video|Verified Purchase
It's blue collar, heavy on the music, light on the thought. The strapping Tom Cruise plays a young veteran lacking postsecondary education seeks fortune in New York and is rebuffed from both Wall Street and Madison Avenue before ending up on the other side of the mahogany from everyman. Under the tutelage of a wise and charming Aussie, he rises to the peak of his trade despite several lessons in hard knocks.

It's got gritty New York charm, horseback riding on caribbean beaches, a cast of hustlers and heiresses and a dirty-blonde love interest played by sweetheart-of-the-moment Elisabeth Shue. Full of advice on success, quests for happiness, falls from grace and reversals of fortune. Like its sibling, Risky Business, Cocktail is an artifact of the eighties that captures that aspirational class inspired by a booming stock market with their eyes full of dollar signs and gumption to spare.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cocktail October 2, 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Bought this tape for my friend as it was written about Craig Foley. New York bar tender. The scenes behind the bar are classic.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Rent this movie
I haven't seen this movie in years, and as a professional bartender, I have respect for the showmanship in the movie. Great rental!!
Published 12 days ago by Rahab
3.0 out of 5 stars Bought it for my son
My son was studying to be a bartender, so he really wanted this movie. Should have just rented it instead.
Published 2 months ago by Lianne Knox
5.0 out of 5 stars tom cruise cocktail
I HAD THIS TO VHS WATCHED THIS
ON MY COMPUTER LAST NIGHT WITH MY HEADPHONES
LOVE THIS MOVIE SO MUCH THANKS SANDY P.S. I AM CHARLES MOM
Published 2 months ago by charles leyrer
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun old show.
I shared this show with my 17 year old daughter who actually sat through the whole thing with me. It's kind of weird that today we have to have action in every frame, but not that... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Adina Welsh
5.0 out of 5 stars Old Favorite
My daughter has wanted this movie for years to add to her collection. She is very excited she finally got it.
Published 3 months ago by Sandra K Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars good movie- not full of trash
Love this movie. This is a good movie still and is still a pretty innocent flick to watch depending on your standards. These days that is really hard to come by.
Published 3 months ago by lisa walton
3.0 out of 5 stars Classic 80s, gotta love it
Well I had to give it a three, one of my sons is a bartender and does all that fancy stuff, lol
Published 4 months ago by Jen Shroder
5.0 out of 5 stars i love it
I love this movie... showed very clean on the dvd player. the cd did not look original though but otherwise it was good
Published 4 months ago by Shawn C.
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVEEEEEEE
AMAZING MOVIE. i love that it came right on time and with the plastic still on it. This is a most see movie. :D
Published 5 months ago by Katrina Vina
3.0 out of 5 stars good movie
it was good but seemed to get a bit repeated over and over as they always done the exact same thing.
Published 5 months ago by abby
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