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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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The tinted map Walter gives to Jack showing him the underwater location of their search for cocoons is actually an infra-red aerial photograph of Bay County, Florida (where Panama City Beach is located) printed on a transparency. See more »

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David's hairstyle changes when he goes with his Grandpa to the eye doctor. See more »

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Mary Luckett: Well I for one don't believe any of this alien crap.
Alma Finley: You mean you don't believe your husband?
Mary Luckett: No, I don't believe him.
Alma Finley: Well I believe him and I'm scared.
Bess McCarthy: Well I don't believe him and I'm still scared!
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Music by Harry Warren
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19 October 2007 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

This movie was totally fantasy. However, it does give the meaning of the word "fountain of youth". Being a senior citizen isn't always have to be a pain. Most enjoy life, while others tend to sulk about being old and useless. Three seniors(Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, and Hume Cronyn) venture out to an abandoned indoor swimming pool and the guys seem to feel like their teens. However, they get scared off by some aliens who happen to be friendly. Unknown what's in the water these guys feel vibrant and alive. The other alien encounter is on the boat of Jack Bonner(Steve Guttenberg), who totally freaks out when he peeps on the young woman who sheds more than just her clothes. In the same pool scene, she shows her power to Bonner. And I liked the part where he says, "If this is foreplay, I'm a dead man". Hmmm.... sex with an alien, interesting. I also like the part where Ameche's character does a little break-dancing. It goes to show that old folks can get down with the young. It was also very heart-warming, and I think it deserves more credit than it should. Other than that, I enjoyed it very much. 3 out of 5 stars!


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