The Coca Cola Kid (1985)


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In this routine story about love, business, and soda pop, Becker (Eric Roberts, brother of Julia Roberts) is a marketing whiz for the Atlanta-based Coke company, mandated to go to Australia and improve their sales. After he arrives, he traces some strong competition to T. George McDowell (Bill Kerr) whose own brand of bubbly carbonate has carved out a monopoly in one particular region. Becker's mission looks promising -- McDowell is interested in a merger -- but then, Becker's secretary (Greta Scacchi) is interested in a merger of another kind, and she is McDowell's daughter. Now Becker is worried that conflicts personal and otherwise may scotch the whole deal.

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Bill Kerr
as T. George McDowell
Kris McQuade
as Juliana
Max Gillies
as Frank Hunter
Tony Barry
as Bushman
Tim Finn
as Philip
Colleen Clifford
as Mrs. Haversham
Esben Storm
as Country Hotel Manager
Ebsen Storm
as Country Hotel Manager
Steve Dodd
as Mr. Joe
Ian Gilmour
as Marjorie
David Argue
as Newspaper Vendor
Julie Nihill
as Marching Girl
Ricky Fataar
as Rock Musician
Rikki Fataar
as Rock Musician
Mark Moffatt
as Rock Musician
Paul Hester
as Rock Musician
Rex Goh
as Rock Musician
Angelo D'Angelo
as Projectionist
Gia Carides
as Chambermaid
Peter Armstrong
as Security Guard
David Roe
as Quarantine Officer
Adam Bowen
as Flight Steward
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Critic Reviews for The Coca Cola Kid

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (5)

Yhe mix of earthy symbolism, offbeat eroticism, the picaresque and the rough-and-tumble social, rather unpolitical satire now seems poured from a bottle that has been left uncapped overnight.

Nov 7, 2007 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A plot that goes AWOL in the interests of true love, and Roberts, as the kid from Coke, who is well on his way to becoming the world's worst actor.

Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

The film's cutting edge is never very keen.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/5

An oddball comedy that is particularly well-timed to coincide with the current Coke marketing circus.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

[A] mild, uneven social satire.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

The satire is peculiarly fizzless

Aug 30, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Coca Cola Kid

A strange, quirky, yet predictable comedy, romance, adventure in Australia. I half like it and half hate it, so it's okay.

Aj V
Aj V

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