History Film / Cocktail

17th May '17 1:29:35 PM Dravencour
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%%* FlairBartending* FlairBartending: The [[TropeCodifier codifier]] of this trope in media.
10th Feb '17 4:12:35 PM CumbersomeTercel
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A [[TheEighties 1988 film]] from TouchstonePictures starring TomCruise, Elisabeth Shue, and Bryan Brown. Cruise plays Brian Flanagan, a former soldier returning home to New York City. Brian hopes to make it big on Wall Street, only to be told by every investment firm in town not to waste his time. He has no college education, no job prospects, and no future. His part-time bartending job becomes his only option. But even becoming one of New York's top bartenders won't make him a millionaire. What might? Marrying a rich woman...

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A [[TheEighties 1988 film]] from TouchstonePictures starring TomCruise, Creator/TomCruise, Elisabeth Shue, and Bryan Brown. Cruise plays Brian Flanagan, a former soldier returning home to New York City. Brian hopes to make it big on Wall Street, only to be told by every investment firm in town not to waste his time. He has no college education, no job prospects, and no future. His part-time bartending job becomes his only option. But even becoming one of New York's top bartenders won't make him a millionaire. What might? Marrying a rich woman...



%%* BigApplesauce: Set in NYC, except for the parts that take place on Jamaica.

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%%* * BigApplesauce: Set in NYC, except for the parts that take place on Jamaica.
13th Aug '16 12:51:03 PM AlphaHandingGems
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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Doug Coughlin]] after ending up being on the verge of a bankruptcy.

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Doug Coughlin]] after ending up being on the verge of a bankruptcy.
13th Aug '16 12:50:30 PM AlphaHandingGems
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%%* EightiesHair: Obviously



%%* TheBartender: Naturally
%%* BigApplesauce: Set in NYC
%%* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Doug Coughlin]]
* TheEighties: Made in good ol' 1988

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%%* * TheBartender: Naturally
Naturally. Brian progresses from a part-time one to a full-time one and eventually to an entrepreneur. He learns his job from Doug who's also a bartender.
%%* BigApplesauce: Set in NYC
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NYC, except for the parts that take place on Jamaica.
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DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Doug Coughlin]]
Coughlin]] after ending up being on the verge of a bankruptcy.
* TheEighties: Made in good ol' 19881988 and also takes place in or around that year.
* EightiesHair: Obviously. Jordan, for example, has a big, curly, fluffy hairstyle which is typical for the decade. Also, take a look at the three girls prominent in Brian's "part-time job" scenes.



%%* TravellingSalesmanMontage

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%%* TravellingSalesmanMontage* TravellingSalesmanMontage: The series of Brian's failed job interviews is executed as this.
12th Jul '16 9:20:20 PM Mdumas43073
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2nd Jul '16 4:33:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* EightiesHair: Obviously

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* TheBartender: Naturally
* BigApplesauce: Set in NYC
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Doug Coughlin]]

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* %%* TheBartender: Naturally
* %%* BigApplesauce: Set in NYC
* %%* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Doug Coughlin]]



* FlairBartending

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* GoodbyeCruelWorld

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* TravellingSalesmanMontage
* VitriolicBestBuds: Doug and Brian, to a T.

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* %%* TravellingSalesmanMontage
* %%* VitriolicBestBuds: Doug and Brian, to a T.
1st Jul '16 2:34:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Doug Coughlin (actually addressed as such by Brian)
31st Oct '15 8:40:48 PM DragonQuestZ
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* PrettyInMink: Doug's wife wears a sable coat to show far Doug rose (before he lost everything).



9th May '14 4:12:01 PM SignSeeker7
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* VitriolicBestBuds: Doug and Brian, to a T.
17th Apr '14 9:52:04 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* BreakawayPopHit: The Beach Boys' "Kokomo" was written for the film, and was even nominated for a Grammy for best song written for a feature.
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