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Cocoon (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Sci-Fi  |  21 June 1985 (USA)
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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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Beyond the innocence of youth, and the wisdom of age, lies the wonder of... Cocoon See more »

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$76,100,000 (USA)
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The effects team revealed in interviews that the dolphins in the underwater scenes were animatronic, not live ones. See more »

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When Joe, Bernie, and Art are in the dining room, the piano player's movements don't come close to matching the music being played. See more »

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Art Selwyn: Men should be explorers, no matter how old they are. I don't know about anybody else, but I'm going.
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Dance Track
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Arranged and Produced by Jay Gruska
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So much more than just another alien film
20 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is perhaps my all-time favorite movie, for a variety of reasons: A) It treats the theme of aging with such tenderness and doesn't reduce the older characters to props, B) It evokes questions about the supernatural/the possibility of life "out there," and C) The location (Florida) looks so pleasant and inviting. I have loved this film since I was 8 years old in 1985, and it is still one that I watch over and over (and I still cry at the same spots every time!). I have to also say that--in my opinion at least--the characteristic feature of every great movie is a great score/theme melody. Cocoon definitely has it, yet without feeling "epic" and overpowering; the same plucked melody chimes in quietly at all the right moments in the film, lending a profound and quiet connection with each character (even the extra-terrestrial ones). Highly recommended :-)


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