Facts and Figures

Run time: 104 mins

In Theaters: Friday 29th July 1988

Box Office Worldwide: $171.5M

Distributed by: Touchstone Pictures

Production compaines: Touchstone Pictures

Reviews 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 5%
Fresh: 2 Rotten: 38

IMDB: 5.7 / 10

Cast & Crew


Producer: Robert W. Cort,

Starring: as Brian Flanagan, as Douglas "Doug" Coughlin, as Jordan Mooney, as Bonnie, as Kerry Coughlin, as Coral

Cocktail Review

Before there was Coyote Ugly, there was Cocktail.

The story of an ex-G.I. (Cruise) who can't get a job in the Manhattan business world and turns to bartending to make his fortune is as a bartender, pouring with style, jumping on the counter, and spouting poetry. The love story with rich girl Elisabeth Shue is hilarious -- but watch for Kelly Lynch and Gina Gershon, both unknown at the time, in small tryst roles.

Overall, it's ridiculous (not to mention Cruises' hairdo), but Cocktail is a real classic of the late-80s self-help moviemaking genre.