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Cocoon (1985)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi | 21 June 1985 (USA)
When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigour.

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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>

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$17,500,000 (estimated)

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$76,100,000 (USA)
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Nicolas Cage was considered for the role of Jack Bonner. See more »

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When the four men are hiding in the pool closet and the Anterians come into to put the day's haul of cocoons into the pool, the tile floor is completely dry, though the men had just exited the pool moments before, dripping wet. See more »

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Susan: You guys wanna go out to dinner?
David: Yeah.
Ben Luckett: No Italian food! Makes me fart!
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Featured in The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) See more »

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Music by Harry Warren
Played on the piano
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Terrific
10 May 1999 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film completely surprised me first time. I thought it was your usual silly alien film - but it is so much more then that - and if it is possible the brilliant Ron Howard makes it all believable. Two things stand out among all else - the fantastic score (one of the best I have ever heard) The superb ending - which was one of the most original endings - possibly ever.

I just can't say enough about just how good this film is.

As far as performances go I was particularly surprised by the acting of the senior citizens especially Jack Gilford as the miserable old codger Bernie - I love it when he completely breaks down and softens after spending an hour and 20 minutes as the most awful old man you could ever have the misfortune to bump into - the transformation was immediate but so believable - and I personally think that performance was worthy of a supporting actor oscar.

Also Brian Dennehy, Wilford Brimley, Don Ameche and Steve Guttenburg were also excellent.

An all round fantastic film which everyone can enjoy - all ages


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