Cocktail (1988) / Touchstone Pics.
Directed By: Roger Donaldson
Starring: Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elizabeth Shue, Kelly Lynch, & Gina Gershon
~ Nominated for a Golden Globe in 1987 for "Best Original Song: Kokomo"
(sung by the Beach Boys)
"Coghlin's Law" becomes what is known for Doug's messages and tricks of the trade to his new mentor Brian. Doug is working and scheming to one day own his own bar with Brian called: "Cocktails & Dreams." Before the men know it they are moving onward to a very posh and sophisticated bar in NYC. This new venue allows them to show their magic hands with flipping and dazzling patrons over making drinks. Coral (Gershon) sets her eyes on Brian in the club and quickly they find each other atracted to one another and involved.
The one good thing from this all is Coral gave good advice to Brain about starting over and making things big in Jamaica. Brian decides now is the time to make the big changes and goes to Jamaica. The plan is to eventually save up enough money to open his own bar. While working and enjoying his new life in Jamaica, Brian meets a lovely aspiring artist/waitress from all places NYC named Jordan Mooney (Shue). Brian and Jordan hit it off in big ways and start to date each other even with the knowledge that she is on vacation and will be leaving soon. Enters in Doug with his new very wealthy wife: Kerry (Lynch). The new couple are now in Jamaica. The dangerous games start back up with Doug in the area with Brian. Doug sees the affection that Jordan has for Brian and vice versa and decides to squash that. Doug bets Brian that he can sleep with the wealthier older woman named Bonnie and they agree and Brian wins. Jordan heads over to see Brian and catches him with Bonnie in bed and decides to be done with him and leaves overnight home to NYC.
Will Brian continue the dangerous path with Doug, perhaps also a business is in site and maybe love as well...will have to see the 80's hot flick for yourself!