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After leaving the Army, Brian Flanagan (Tom Cruise) gets a part-time job as a bartender in New York City and grows increasingly popular with women. The original idea was to make a darker film based on writer Heywood Gouldā€™s experiences, but hiring a young heartthrob like Cruise resulted in a different direction. This is a slick romantic drama with an engaging song score, sunbaked Jamaican locations and showy bartending tricksā€¦ but Cruiseā€™s love affairs, especially with Elisabeth Shue, are painfully juvenile.

1988-U.S. 100 min. Color. Directed byĀ Roger Donaldson. Screenplay, Novel: Heywood Gould. Song: ā€Kokomoā€ (performed by The Beach Boys). Cast: Tom Cruise (Brian Flanagan), Bryan Brown (Doug Coughlin), Elisabeth Shue (Jordan Mooney), Lisa Baines, Laurence Luckinbill, Kelly Lynchā€¦ Gina Gershon.

Trivia: At different points, Robin Williams and Demi Moore were reportedly considered for Cruise and Shueā€™s roles.

Razzies: Worst Picture, Screenplay.



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