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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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In this movie, Don Ameche and Tyrone Power Jr. share a screen together. In the 1930s Ameche had starred in four movies with his father, the legendary Tyrone Power. (Those movies were Ladies in Love (1936), In Old Chicago (1937), Love Is News (1937) and Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)). See more »

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When the old folks all invade the pool house, there is a fellow on the deck of the pool trying to crack open the cocoon. A few seconds earlier, that same fellow is in the middle of the pool when Walter catches everyone. The fellow is subsequently in two places at the same time. See more »

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Ben Luckett: [about Bess] Gonna do anything about that one?
Art Selwyn: 'Already have.
Ben Luckett: Put it to her?
Art Selwyn: You're disgusting.
Ben Luckett: So then you haven't, huh?
Art Selwyn: What?
Ben Luckett: I said, "so then you haven't."
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Featured in At the Movies: D.A.R.Y.L./Cocoon/Return to Oz (1985) See more »

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The Second Time Around
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Bing Crosby
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Early Ron Howard Entertainer.
3 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Six elderly people (Oscar-winner Don Ameche in more of a lifetime achievement award, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Maureen Stapleton and Gwen Verdon) start swimming at a locked up housed swimming pool that has strange pods in it and then start doing things that contradict their ages. Of course the pods really house aliens from another planet and they are the reasons for the "fountain of youth". Ron Howard's sympathetic and clever direction saves this uneven project that starts out as a pure comedy and then turns into a rough drama as the clock ticks away. Brian Dennehy and Steve Guttenberg shine in smart supporting roles. 4 stars out of 5.


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