I never thought I would be in a position to say I enjoyed a Tom Cruise film. However I did.
Here Cruise plays New York bartender Brian Flanagan who dreams of a fortune by honest Alan Sugar like Apprentice means! He studies business books and attends college classes in between bar work.
He gets a new bartender job as cocktail making apprentice to older character Doug Coughlin (Bryan Brown). He learns the trade making such elaborate cocktails as the Alabama Slammer and Raging Orgasm.
Flanagan has a business plan (this is very Apprentice) to open a chain of cocktail bars in every US shopping mall. Cocktail and Dreams. Dreams indeed!
The film explores the friendship between Flanagan and Coughlin as well as their escapades with the rich ladies of New York.
When I think of Tom Cruise I think of Maverick in Top Gun or James Bond wannabee Ethan Hunt in the Mission Impossible films but I enjoyed the Brian Flanagan character. Definitely one of his better 1980s characters.
I have never seen the Australian guy Coughlin before although he has an extensive filmography of Australian films I have never heard of.