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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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$76,113,124

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$85,313,124
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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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As Ben starts his car it makes the distinct sound of an older Chrysler when he's driving a Cadillac. See more »

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Ben Luckett: So you went to the doctor, what did he say?
Joseph Finley: Oh it's a breeze. Everything is fine.
Ben Luckett: Hey wait a minute. This is ME you're talking to. Now you went to the Goddamn doctor. What did he say?
Joseph Finley: [after a pause] Doctor's don't know everything.
Ben Luckett: Well there is the one school of thought that says they don't know nothing.
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Performed by Michael Sembello
Produced by Dick Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph) and Michael Sembello
Courtesy of A&M Records
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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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