History Film / Cocktail

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.
22nd Jan '14 6:06:56 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* EightiesHair - obviously

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* EightiesHair - obviously EightiesHair: Obviously



* TheBartender - naturally
* BigApplesauce - set in NYC
* BreakawayPopHit - The Beach Boys' "Kokomo" was written for the film, and was even nominated for a Grammy for best song written for a feature.
* DrivenToSuicide - [[spoiler:Doug Coughlin]]
* TheEighties - made in good ol' 1988
* FishOutOfWater - Brian, when he first starts behind the bar. Let's just say he doesn't even know what's in a martini.

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* TheBartender - naturally
TheBartender: Naturally
* BigApplesauce - set BigApplesauce: Set in NYC
* BreakawayPopHit - BreakawayPopHit: The Beach Boys' "Kokomo" was written for the film, and was even nominated for a Grammy for best song written for a feature.
* DrivenToSuicide - DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Doug Coughlin]]
* TheEighties - made TheEighties: Made in good ol' 1988
* FishOutOfWater - FishOutOfWater: Brian, when he first starts behind the bar. Let's just say he doesn't even know what's in a martini.



* FoodSlap - Tom Cruise's character goes to the restaurant where Jordan works, and she responds by offering him the "Daily Special" right on his lap.
* GoldDigger - Both Doug and Brian are trying to be this at times.

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* FoodSlap - FoodSlap: Tom Cruise's character goes to the restaurant where Jordan works, and she responds by offering him the "Daily Special" right on his lap.
* GoldDigger - GoldDigger: Both Doug and Brian are trying to be this at times.



* NothingButHits - the songs used in the movie
* TheObiWan - Doug Coughlin (actually addressed as such by Brian)
* ReturningWarVet - Brian, though the skills he used in the army don't help him get a job on Wall Street or behind the bar.
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor - A gender-swapped version, when Brian ditches the young artist/waitress he's in love with in favor of a rich older woman. He eventually changes his mind. [[spoiler: Subverted when it turns out that the waitress is actually an heiress, and double-subverted when her family disowns her for getting back together with Brian, so at least in the short-term she really is poor.]]

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* NothingButHits - the NothingButHits: The songs used in the movie
* TheObiWan - TheObiWan: Doug Coughlin (actually addressed as such by Brian)
* ReturningWarVet - ReturningWarVet: Brian, though the skills he used in the army don't help him get a job on Wall Street or behind the bar.
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor - RichSuitorPoorSuitor: A gender-swapped version, when Brian ditches the young artist/waitress he's in love with in favor of a rich older woman. He eventually changes his mind. [[spoiler: Subverted when it turns out that the waitress is actually an heiress, and double-subverted when her family disowns her for getting back together with Brian, so at least in the short-term she really is poor.]]



* WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet - A "Flugelbinder," apparently.

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* WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet - WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet: A "Flugelbinder," apparently.
6th Feb '13 7:27:10 PM ricjac
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A [[TheEighties 1988 film]] 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, 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...
8th Sep '12 6:40:41 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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A [[TheEighties 1988 film]] starring Tom Cruise, 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]] starring Tom Cruise, 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...



* EightiesHair - obviously



* EightiesHair - obviously



* TomCruise



* WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet? - A "Flugelbinder," apparently.

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* WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet? WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet - A "Flugelbinder," apparently.
2nd Sep '12 3:59:33 PM lipranzer
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* AdaptationDistillation: Though the movie keeps the major characters, and some of the situations, it cuts large portions of the novel out.


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* LighterAndSofter: Than the (rather obscure) novel it's based on.
1st Jul '12 11:39:03 AM erforce
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A [[TheEighties 1988 film]] starring Tom Cruise, 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...

His outlook on life changing, Brian heads down to Jamaica where the money is flowing. There, despite early protests against falling in love, he meets the girl who will change everything.

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!!This film provides examples of:
* TheBartender - naturally
* BigApplesauce - set in NYC
* BreakawayPopHit - The Beach Boys' "Kokomo" was written for the film, and was even nominated for a Grammy for best song written for a feature.
* DrivenToSuicide - [[spoiler:Doug Coughlin]]
* TheEighties - made in good ol' 1988
* EightiesHair - obviously
* FishOutOfWater - Brian, when he first starts behind the bar. Let's just say he doesn't even know what's in a martini.
* FlairBartending
* FoodSlap - Tom Cruise's character goes to the restaurant where Jordan works, and she responds by offering him the "Daily Special" right on his lap.
* GoldDigger - Both Doug and Brian are trying to be this at times.
* GoodbyeCruelWorld
* NothingButHits - the songs used in the movie
* TheObiWan - Doug Coughlin (actually addressed as such by Brian)
* ReturningWarVet - Brian, though the skills he used in the army don't help him get a job on Wall Street or behind the bar.
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor - A gender-swapped version, when Brian ditches the young artist/waitress he's in love with in favor of a rich older woman. He eventually changes his mind. [[spoiler: Subverted when it turns out that the waitress is actually an heiress, and double-subverted when her family disowns her for getting back together with Brian, so at least in the short-term she really is poor.]]
* TomCruise
* TravellingSalesmanMontage
* WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet? - A "Flugelbinder," apparently.

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