Touchstone Pictures Released 1988




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Roger Donaldson

Brian Flanagan is a young, confident, and ambitious bartender who, with the help of a seasoned pro, becomes the toast of Manhattan's Upper East Side. But when he moves to Jamaica and meets an independent artist, their vivid romance brings a new perspective to the self-centered bartender's life.

Metacritic Score

  • 50

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The more you think about what really happens in Cocktail, the more you realize how empty and fabricated it really is.

  • 20

    The New York Times Vincent Canby

    Cocktail, which opens today at the Cinema 2 and other theaters, is ''Saturday Night Fever'' without John Travolta, the Bee-Gees and dancing. It is an inane romantic drama that only...

  • 10

    Los Angeles Times Sheila Benson

    Arm wrestling and hamburger building have been exhausted as backgrounds for movies, so it was probably inevitable that bartending would be next. But nothing quite prepares you for ...

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    • Production Budget - $11,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $78,222,753 (8th)
      Worldwide Gross - $171,504,781 (7th)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $155,303,568
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $340,505,843

    • Other Production Companies:
      Buena Vista
      Silver Screen Partners III
      Interscope Communications

    • Tagline:
      When he pours, he reigns

    • Filming Locations:
      New York City
      Los Angeles, California
      St. Ann, Jamaica
      Toronto, Ontario

    • Music:
      All Shook Up
      Written by Elvis Presley and Otis Blackwell
      Performed by Ry Gooder
      Tutti Fruitti
      Written by Richard Penneman, Dorothy LaBostrie and Joe Lubin
      Performed by Little Richard
      That Hypnotizing Boogie
      Written and performed by David Wilcox
      Chantilly Lace
      Written by J. P. Richardson
      Addicted to Love
      Written and Performed by Robert Palmer
      Hippy Hippy Shake
      Written by Chan Romero
      Performed by The Georgia Satellites
      Powerful Stuff
      Written by Michael Henderson
      Performed by The Fabulous Thunderbirds
      Wild Again
      Written by John Bettis and Michael Clark
      Performed by Starship
      Original Sin (Jumpin' In)
      Written by John Capek, Steve Kipner and Peter Beckett
      Performed by Think Out Loud
      This Magic Moment
      Written by Pomus-Shuman
      Performed by Leroy Gibbons
      Written by Mike Love, Terry Melcher, John Phillips and Scott MacKenzie
      Performed by The Beach Boys
      Don't Worry Happy
      Written and Performed by Bobby McFerrin
      Shelter of Your Love
      Written and performed by Jimmy Cliff
      Since When
      Written by Robbie Nevil and Brock Walsh
      Oh, I love You So
      Written and performed by Preston Smith
      Rave On
      Written by Sonny West, Norman Petty and Bill Tilghman
      Performed by John Cougar Mellencamp
      Essential Sensual
      Written and performed by Wayne Roland Brown
      When Will I Be Loved
      Written by Phil Everly
      Performed by The Everly brothers
      Inside Job
      Written and performed by Michael Lanning and Rick Bell


More Info About This Movie


Comedy, Drama


Love & Romance