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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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$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 Bernard Lefkowitz is arguing with the other about visiting the "lifepool", he states that Dutch Shultz visited his store in 1948. Dutch Shultz was shot and later died at a hospital after lingering 22 hours on October 24, 1935. See more »

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Joseph Finley: You think there's cocaine in that pool?
Ben: Might be.
Joseph Finley: What if we O.D.?
Ben: We'll keep an eye on each other. I'll watch him
[pointing to Joe]
Ben: , you watch him
[pointing to Art]
Ben: , you watch me.
Art Selwyn: Perfect.
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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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Much more than just another alien film
20 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my all-time favorite movies, 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 a child in the 80s, 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). There are moments in this film where, if you don't shed a tear, there must be something wrong with you. Highly recommended film :-)


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