MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 274 this week

Cocoon (1985)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  21 June 1985 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 39,023 users  
Reviews: 75 user | 40 critic

When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigour.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Debut's Today!


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 13 Jun 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 04 Nov 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 39 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Cocoon" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cocoon (1985)

Cocoon (1985) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Cocoon.

User Polls

Won 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cocoon (2013)
Short | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The spellbinding, visual poem Cocoon takes the viewer through the internal battle of a woman's soulful search for inner beauty. Cocoon explores the dark pressures of society, depression, ... See full summary »

Directors: Chad Boender, Reid Petro
Stars: Briana Asmus
Splash (1984)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy
Adventure | Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The old age pensioners that left at the end of the first film come back to earth to visit their relatives. Will they all decide to go back to the planet where no-one grows old, or will they be tempted to stay back on earth?

Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Courteney Cox
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A rich girl steals her dad's Rolls Royce and heads off to Las Vegas to get married. However, her angry parents, a jealous suitor, and a bunch of reward seekers are determined to stop her.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Ron Howard, Nancy Morgan, Elizabeth Rogers
Gung Ho (1986)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When a Japanese car company buys an American plant, the American liason must mediate the clash of work attitudes between the foreign management and native labor.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Michael Keaton, Gedde Watanabe, George Wendt
Willow (1988)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis
The Paper (1994)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Michael Keaton, Glenn Close, Robert Duvall
Backdraft (1991)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two Chicago firefighter brothers who don't get along have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Hip-hop artist Jay-Z organizes the "Budweiser Made In America" music festival.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Rita Ora, Kanye West, Jay Z
The Abyss (1989)
Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A civilian diving team are enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.

Director: James Cameron
Stars: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn
The Missing I (2003)
Adventure | Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Gwen Verdon ...
Herta Ware ...
...
...
...
Tyrone Power Jr. ...
...
Edit

Storyline

A group of aliens return to earth to retrieve cocoons containing the people they'd left behind from an earlier trip. These cocoons had been resting at the bottom of the ocean. Once retrieved, they stored these recovered cocoons in the swimming pool of a house they'd rented in a small Florida town. Their mission is hampered by a number of elderly people from a nearby retirement community who had been secretly using the pool, and who discover unusual powers from within these cocoons. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It is everything you've dreamed of. It is nothing you expect. See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 June 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Capullo  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$76,100,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Hume Cronyn was a Golden Glove boxer and lost sight in one eye. In the scene where he hits the young orderly, without depth perception, he actually hit the young man and knocked him out. See more »

Goofs

As Ben starts his car it makes the distinct sound of an older Chrysler when he's driving a Cadillac. See more »

Quotes

Art Selwyn: [singing] Oh I'm in the mood for love.
Ben Luckett: Will you listen to this guy, he'll be chasing them dolls 'til his dick runs off.
Art Selwyn: Oh I'm too old for that sort of thing.
Joseph Finley: Age isn't everything.
Art Selwyn: Nope.
Joseph Finley: Anyway it's all up here.
Ben Luckett: Not all up there, Pal. Some of it's down here, which I might add is stiff as a board.
Art Selwyn: You too? You got a boner too?
Ben Luckett: Blue steel. Cat couldn't scratch it.
Joseph Finley: I thought I was the only one.
[...]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sports Night: Smoky (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Chattanooga Choo Choo
Music by Harry Warren
Played by the band at the ballroom
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Interesting and thought-provoking
9 August 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Made 20 years ago with some former well-known actors, this film has stood the test of time very well and delivers a very interesting and thought-provoking story about the mortality of man.

A group of people in a retirement village discover a neighbouring swimming pool which is out of bounds, but they have fun in it nevertheless. There are some strange objects lying on the bottom of the pool, but even more strange is the fact that after swimming there the old folk feel transformed and the vigor of their youth returns to their bodies. This makes for some light comedy as their hormones begin to take over.

These old people have a very serious decision to make and it is not an easy one. This is probably the best part of the film. Should they accept or decline the invitation? Having made the decision there is no turning back! We ask ourselves...what would we do placed in their circumstances? We feel very much involved. Thinking it over, isn't this proposal very much like what the Christian churches are promising us?

The final memorial church service by the sea is such a fitting ending and the little grandson David gives such a knowing smile as he raises his eyes to the sky.


18 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Funniest Lines Zach126
Aliens trapped in 'Cocoons' on the bottom of the ocean floor? FrankNave
Great Goof for Those REALLY Paying Attention! Mencken59
James Horner Vivian_Tong
swimming pool location louiethek
Filming Locations and Dates B25Mitch
Discuss Cocoon (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page