Cocktail (1988 movie)

1988 film by Roger Donaldson
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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
Produced by
Screenplay byHeywood Gould
Based onCocktail
by Heywood Gould
Music byJ. Peter Robinson
CinematographyDean Semler
Edited byNeil Travis
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. 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.