Cocktail

Cocktail

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Director: Roger Donaldson

Cast: Roger Donaldson, Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue

     
 

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The Tom Cruise vehicle Cocktail comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplementary materials are limited to the theatrical trailer. This is a sparse disc from Disney/Buena Vista, but it should be enough to satisfy fans of the

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The Tom Cruise vehicle Cocktail comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplementary materials are limited to the theatrical trailer. This is a sparse disc from Disney/Buena Vista, but it should be enough to satisfy fans of the film, who along with Tom Cruise fans represent this title's intended audience. There is little here to interest the average DVD consumer.

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Following Top Gun and The Color of Money, Cocktail continued Tom Cruise's streak of playing hot shots who master a flashy skill, usually with the help of a seasoned mentor. Having already given fighter piloting and billiards a whirl, and with stock-car racing just down the road in Days of Thunder, here Cruise juggles Scotch bottles and shot glasses like a cocky carnival act, going from klutzy novice to revered barroom poet in the space of a few short weeks. It's at this point that he faces success, temptation, moral lassitude, tragedy, and ultimate redemption. It may be an insulting formula, but damned if a lot of young people who saw Cocktail didn't want to learn how to toss bottles like Tom. It's such a resolutely structured how-to (and often how-not-to) movie that it remains one of the best-known bartending flicks, although not the most notorious (that honor goes to the stinker Coyote Ugly). Elisabeth Shue and Bryan Brown are passable, but forgettable, as, respectively, the love interest and salty veteran du jour. Although the movie always finds its way back to New York City, the mecca for bartenders both blue collar and trendy, it smartly steps away into the Caribbean for its second act, proving the theory that lush scenery makes for better escapism. Cocktail is inferior to other Cruise vehicles of this era, but that hardly matters. Dreck though it may be, it's thoroughly watchable dreck.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/13/2002
UPC:
0786936124965
Original Release:
1988
Rating:
R
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:43:00
Sales rank:
8,977

Special Features

Closed Caption; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound; Widescreen (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Cruise Brian Flanagan
Bryan Brown Doug Coughlin
Elisabeth Shue Jordan Mooney
Lisa Banes Bonnie
Laurence Luckinbill Mr. Mooney
Kelly Lynch Kerry Coughlin
Gina Gershon Coral
Ron Dean Uncle Pat
Ellen Foley Eleanor
Donna Isaacson Actor
John Lyons Actor
Dan MacDonald Priest
Robert Donley Eddie
Andrea Morse Dulcy
Chris Owens Soldier
Justin Louis Soldier
Johnny Graham Soldier
Robert Greenberg Job Interviewer
Harvey Alperin Job Interviewer
Allan Wasserman Job Interviewer
E. Hampton Beagle Job Interviewer
Parker Whitman Job Interviewer
Bill Bateman Job Interviewer
Jean Pflieger Job Interviewer
Rosalyn Marshall Job Interviewer
Jeff Silverman Job Interviewer
Rich Crater Job Interviewer
Lew Saunders Job Interviewer
Jack Newman Economics Teacher
Paul Benedict Finance Teacher
Diane Douglass Mrs. Rivkin
George Sperdakos English Teacher
David Chant Chinese Porter
Dianne Heatherington First Waitress
Arlene Mazerolle Waitress
Paul Abbott Snotty Customer
Ellen Maguire Bar Patron
Joseph Zaccone Bar Patron
Larry Block Bar Owner
Kelly Connell Yuppie Poet
Gerry Bamman Tourist
James Eckhouse Tourist
Reathel Bean Tourist
Peter Boyden Tourist
Luther Hansraj Ambulance Attendant
Leroy Gibbons Singer
Ken McGregor Sculptor
Liisa Repo-Martell Young Couple in Deli
Adam Furfaro Young Couple in Deli
Kim Nelles Female Artist
James Mainprize Butler
Gregg Baker Bouncer
Richard Livingston Job Interviewer
David Crowley Doorman

Technical Credits
Roger Donaldson Director
Les Bloom Set Decoration/Design
Mel Bourne Production Designer
Michael Cavanaugh Special Effects
Robert W. Cort Co-producer,Producer
Rob Cowan Asst. Director
Daniel Davis Art Director,Production Designer
Richard Von Ernst Costumes/Costume Designer
Ted Field Co-producer,Producer
Linda Gill Makeup
Heywood Gould Screenwriter
Donna Isaacson Casting
John "JB" Bandy Consultant/advisor
Richard Lightstone Sound/Sound Designer
John Lyons Casting
Tod A. Maitland Sound/Sound Designer
Ellen Mirojnick Costumes/Costume Designer
Branko Racki Stunts
J. Peter Robinson Score Composer
Hilton Rosemarin Set Decoration/Design
Steven Saxton Associate Producer
Dean Semler Cinematographer
Rick Sharp Makeup
Michael Tadross Asst. Director
Neil Travis Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Titles/Job Hunt [12:37]
2. The Fast Track [8:53]
3. Bartenders and Poets [11:40]
4. Jamaica [3:11]
5. "My Kind of Woman" [4:25]
6. Surrounded by Millionaires [9:02]
7. Back in New York [13:36]
8. Special of the Day [6:02]
9. Park Avenue [1:51]
10. Cocktails and Dreams/End Credits [5:55]

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