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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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It is everything you've dreamed of. It is nothing you expect. See more »

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21 June 1985 (USA)  »

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Capullo  »

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$76,100,000 (USA)
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The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Don Ameche, Jessica Tandy, Maureen Stapleton; and two Oscar nominees: Hume Cronyn and Jack Gilford. See more »

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At 51:54, Walter's hands change positions between shots. See more »

Quotes

Walter: I want you all to consider what I am about to suggest to you. You people seem to want what we've got. Well, we have room for you. We have room for you and about 30 of your friends. You would be students of course, but you'd also be teachers. And the new civilizations you would be travelling to would be unlike anything you've ever seen before. But I promise you, you will all lead productive lives.
Ben Luckett: Forever?
Walter: We don't know what forever is.
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Dancing in the Dark
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Played by the band at the ballroom
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Early Ron Howard Entertainer.
3 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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