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Cocoon: The Return (1988)

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The old age pensioners that left at the end of the first film come back to earth to visit their relatives. Will they all decide to go back to the planet where no-one grows old, or will they be tempted to stay back on earth?

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Art, Ben and Joe are back! So are their wives and good friend Bernie in their first adventure since their last! Five years since the senior citizens blasted off into space with the Antareans return to earth because their alien friends have to collect the rest of the cocoons in the ocean, believed to be in danger from an earthquake. Ben and Mary visit their family, while Art and Joe visit Bernie, who's still hangin' on. Art, Ben and Joe had forgotten what it was like on earth and immediately begin to feel their weaknesses, except for Art's wife who's pregnant! Meanwhile in the ocean, a biologist company snatched a cocoon out of the ocean and are doing research on it... Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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This holiday season, journey to the most wonderful place in the universe... home.


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Cocoon 2  »

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$17,500,000 (estimated)

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$18,924,919 (USA)
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Ron Howard refused to have any association with the film, feeling concerned that the whole point of the first film would immediately be squandered. See more »

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The color of Ben's hair changes from white to gray throughout the film. See more »

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Bernie: Here is an eagle who just found out his teenage daughter is pregnant.
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Cocoon: The Return
30 June 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Sad follow up to tender 1985 hit with Petrie dropping the ball as director, lacking Howard's polish and care for the material. Ameche and group return once again, but the magic is lost.


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