- 1 hr 43 min
In the 1988 film Cocktail, Tom Cruise stars as Brian Flanagan, a former army soldier who moves to New York City to pursue his dream of making it big as a bartender. While he initially struggles to make ends meet, Brian eventually lands a job at a popular bar in Manhattan, where he meets and befriends Doug Coughlin, played by Bryan Brown.
Doug is a successful veteran bartender who takes Brian under his wing and teaches him the art of mixing drinks and entertaining customers. The two quickly become close friends and share their dreams of owning their own bar and making a name for themselves in the competitive world of New York City nightlife.
As Brian becomes more skilled and confident behind the bar, he catches the eye of Jordan Mooney, played by Elisabeth Shue. Jordan is a beautiful and intelligent grad student who is instantly drawn to Brian's charm and charisma. The two begin a whirlwind romance, but Brian's obsession with becoming a successful bartender soon causes problems in their relationship.
As the years go by, Brian and Doug continue to work together and build their careers in the bar industry, but their once-close friendship begins to unravel as they become more competitive with one another. Brian also struggles with his inner demons and his desire to succeed, causing him to make some questionable choices that could jeopardize everything he has worked for.
The film follows Brian's journey to find success and happiness in the cutthroat world of bartending, as well as his relationships with Doug and Jordan. Cocktail is a high-energy drama that showcases the glamour and excitement of New York City nightlife, and features memorable performances from its talented cast.
Cocktail is a 1988 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 12.