Cocktail & Cabin Boy

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These two DVDs are sold together as a package for $16.95 at the Fort Meade Shoppette. The only thing they have in common is that they are both on Touchstone and start with C. Discuss.

Millar (Millar), Monday, 4 August 2003 20:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

both sound like gay porn and DO have homoerotic undertones?

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 4 August 2003 20:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Cocktail & Cabin Boy

just add cocaine and swimming lessons to that list and it sounds like a perfect evening out for michael barrymore

Bob Shaw (Bob Shaw), Monday, 4 August 2003 20:16 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Both feature the wearing of mono-chrome outfits.

Lara (Lara), Monday, 4 August 2003 20:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

the Cockboy and Cabin Tail set was outtasite.

...and I didn't even get in first, oh well (gcannon), Monday, 4 August 2003 20:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

cabin boy is great and deserves the full criterion treatment. cocktail should be paired with roadhouse.

dan (dan), Monday, 4 August 2003 20:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink


g--ff c-nn-n (gcannon), Monday, 4 August 2003 20:19 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Both are the definitive guide for bored businesswomen

Nichole Graham (Nichole Graham), Monday, 4 August 2003 20:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

roadhouse has to be one of the most ridiculous movies ever made -- a philosophy-spouting bouncer? patrick swayze as said philosophy-spouting bouncer? HELLOOOOOOOOO?!?

Tad (llamasfur), Monday, 4 August 2003 20:28 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

That's why it is so lovely and wonderful! Swayze's mullet is positively life affirming.

Larcole (Nicole), Monday, 4 August 2003 20:33 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

a roadhouse/pointbreak double-DVD would be hard to beat, that much i doth concede

Tad (llamasfur), Monday, 4 August 2003 20:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The most random 2-pack I've seen is Dogma b/w Memento.

chester (synkro), Monday, 4 August 2003 20:35 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I would weep with happiness were I to ever be gifted with such a fantastic combination of dvds as Roadhouse/Point Break.

Larcole (Nicole), Monday, 4 August 2003 20:36 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

harley davidson and the marlboro man (don johnson and mickey rourke! TOGETHER!! talk about implied homoeroticism!!!) must rate somehow here

Tad (llamasfur), Monday, 4 August 2003 20:38 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

What I want to see next weekend:

Layna Andersen (Layna Andersen), Monday, 4 August 2003 20:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Both of these movies yawn into the void. I have only seen one of them. I would probably buy the Patrick Swayze Collection.

gabbneb (gabbneb), Tuesday, 5 August 2003 01:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

three years pass...
"This is pathetic."

kingfishy (kingfish 2.0), Thursday, 8 February 2007 07:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Cabin Boy is a remake. They should sell it with the original.

shieldforyoureyes (shieldforyoureyes), Thursday, 8 February 2007 08:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink


I am sickly fascinated with this movie. It's so unbelievably terrible! I think I've seen it twice, as I had to watch again, because I didn't think it could be that outstandingly bad. It was.

Things that are so bad, I think they're fascinating:

The neon signs
The name of their bar: Cocktails and Dreams (!!!!)
The scene in the snooty nightclub with the yuppie poetry
The fact that they work at a TGIF
The college professor who belittles all his students
"Couglin's diet: cocktails and dreams."

molly mummenschanz (mollyd), Thursday, 8 February 2007 18:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Wait, Cabin Boy is a remake? Really? I loved that movie when I was in college. I have a feeling I wouldn't find it quite as amusing these days. "You wanna buy a monkey?"

ENBB (expatrica), Thursday, 8 February 2007 18:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's a loose remake of "The Navigator" by Buster Keaton.

Clueless rich brat tries to take a cruise to Hawaii, gets on the wrong
ship because something is in front of the sign, winds up drifting at
sea with the girl he's in love with, etc., etc.

shieldforyoureyes (shieldforyoureyes), Friday, 9 February 2007 03:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

[Last Barman poem]
Brian: I am the last barman poet / I see America drinking the fabulous cocktails I make / Americans getting stinky on something I stir or shake / The sex on the beach / The schnapps made from peach / The velvet hammer / The Alabama slammer. / I make things with juice and froth / The pink squirrel / The three-toed sloth. / I make drinks so sweet and snazzy / The iced tea / The kamakazi / The orgasm / The death spasm / The Singapore sling / The dingaling. / America you've just been devoted to every flavor I got / But if you want to got loaded / Why don't you just order a shot? / Bar is open.

i stole a metal dude's t-shirt in richmond just to watch him cry (latebloomer), Sunday, 22 March 2009 02:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

i grew up with this movie's soundtrack

i stole a metal dude's t-shirt in richmond just to watch him cry (latebloomer), Sunday, 22 March 2009 02:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

Last Barman poem is the Rosetta Stone of 1980s cocktail culture.

Dane Cook's Illustrated (I DIED), Sunday, 22 March 2009 03:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

Cocktail is the Rosetta Stone of my soul

i stole a metal dude's t-shirt in richmond just to watch him cry (latebloomer), Sunday, 22 March 2009 03:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

god help me

i stole a metal dude's t-shirt in richmond just to watch him cry (latebloomer), Sunday, 22 March 2009 03:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

i remember ages ago when some gals i knew were squealing with delight because tom cruise actually tended bar in a couple of upper west side joints as research for the role and they were going to check him out but i can't remember if they got there while he was still on duty

velko, Sunday, 22 March 2009 03:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

I would purchase Cocktail and Cabin Boy together for one low price. Yes I would.

kenan, Sunday, 22 March 2009 17:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

Maybe they put them together because the names have a nice ring. "Cocktail and Cabin Boy." They fight crime.

kenan, Sunday, 22 March 2009 17:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

three years pass...


On FB I have disgusted VegemiteGrrl by linking this. Alternately, surm is thrilled and amazed.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 11 June 2012 22:46 (six years ago) Permalink

i have this in full hd and have watched it twice in the last year.

tell it to my arse (jim in glasgow), Monday, 11 June 2012 22:48 (six years ago) Permalink


Ned Raggett, Monday, 11 June 2012 22:48 (six years ago) Permalink

SPOILER WARNING (yes i know this is ridiculous for a film that came out a quarter of a century ago)


i never found coughlin's suicide convincing. he's a happy-go-lucky character, he'd have skipped off back to australia, or the caribbean, not ended it all.

tell it to my arse (jim in glasgow), Monday, 11 June 2012 23:04 (six years ago) Permalink

It was responsible for this, Mr Ned Raggett sir. I feel justified in my disgust.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 11 June 2012 23:25 (six years ago) Permalink

i love the font in the opening credits

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 11 June 2012 23:28 (six years ago) Permalink

The bar poem was bizarre enough (he said, rewatching), the bad flirting/sex scene that followed even more uh.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 02:27 (six years ago) Permalink

Also how did I miss that said photographer in sex scene was Gina Gershon! Between this and Showgirls she is the queen.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 02:28 (six years ago) Permalink

More about the Beach Boys obv but still a great read:

Ned Raggett, Friday, 22 June 2012 14:41 (six years ago) Permalink

That song reminds me a lot of the song in Bedknobs and Broomsticks, "Substitutiary Locomotion" or something like.

Mark G, Friday, 22 June 2012 15:12 (six years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

So proud to have worked on the gorgeous Blu-ray of Cabin Boy, out today. @NickPinkerton's essay is essential, and there are endless hours of bonus features. Buy it for the culture: @KinoLorber @KLStudioClassic

— R. Emmet Sweeney (@r_emmet) September 18, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 14:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

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