Cocktail (1988 movie)

1988 film by Roger Donaldson

Cocktail is a 1988 American romantic comedy-drama movie directed by Roger Donaldson and written by Heywood Gould. The movie is about a young New York City business student, Brian Flanagan, becomes a bartender in order to pay for his education. The movie stars Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, and Elisabeth Shue.

Directed byRoger Donaldson
Screenplay byHeywood Gould
Based onCocktail
by Heywood Gould
Produced by
CinematographyDean Semler
Edited byNeil Travis
Music byJ. Peter Robinson
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures
Release date
  • July 29, 1988 (1988-07-29) (United States)
Running time
103 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$20 million[2]
Box office$171.5 million


  1. "Cocktail (15)". British Board of Film Classification. September 8, 1988. Archived from the original on November 28, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  2. "Box Office Champs, Chumps : The hero of the bottom line was the 46-year-old 'Bambi'". latimes. January 8, 1989.