Lost and Found presents the 80’s, alcohol fuelled, yuppie dream that is…
“The luck is gone, the brain is shot, but the liquor we still got.” Cocktail defined the 80’s desire for fame, fortune and fun and created a cult following that still has impact on younger coming-of-age generations, as they follow in the footsteps of Brian and Doug without even realising it. Of course Lost and Found is the perfect venue for this screening, so come and join us for intimate cocktails and dreams and learn Coughlin’s laws from the man himself.
Ticket price includes a Couglin and Flanagan inspired cocktail on arrival made fresh by
Lost and Found’s very own Tom ‘Cruise’ Faden.
Doors at 19:30, film to start no later than 20:30
Tom Cruise juggles Martini shakers and ice cubes as the materialistic Brian Flanagan, a bartender who drops out of school to search for the perfect “rich chick” who will bankroll him into luxury. Brian meets up with bar veteran Doug Couglin (Bryan Brown) and they put together a dance-duo bar-tending act, taking five minutes to a mix a drink as they dance and toss gin bottles behind the bar to cutting-edge rock music circa 1988. The patrons, instead of demanding the booze, are dazzled by their antics and cheer them on. As a result of their bar-tending success, they get hired to tend bar at a swanky disco, but there Brian and Doug have a falling out, and Brian takes off for Jamaica. There he meets vacationing New York City waitress Jordan Mooney (Elisabeth Shue) and the two fall in love. But then Brian meets rich New York fashion executive Bonnie (Lisa Banes) who wants to take Brian back to Manhattan with her to become her drink-mixing stud. When Jordan sees this, the love affair is put on hold. But not for long, as pangs of consciousness begin to filter through Brian’s drunken haze.
Director: Roger Donaldson
Cast: Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance Country: US Language: English Year: 1988