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Cocoon (1985)

 -  Comedy | Drama | 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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$76,100,000 (USA)
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In Say Anything... (1989), John Cusack plays Cocoon (1985) for a crowd of old folks at a retirement home. See more »

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Jack Bonner: [after leaping off his boat and swimming away from the Antereans, then stopping to review his situation] I'm in the water... far from shore. It's at night... and they have my boat.... Shit.
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A Week-End in Havana
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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Early Ron Howard Entertainer.
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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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