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Forever Young (1992)

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A 1939 test pilot asks his best friend to use him as a guinea pig for a cryogenics experiment. Daniel McCormick wants to be frozen for a year so that he doesn't have to watch his love lying... See full summary »

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A 1939 test pilot asks his best friend to use him as a guinea pig for a cryogenics experiment. Daniel McCormick wants to be frozen for a year so that he doesn't have to watch his love lying in a coma. The next thing Daniel knows is that he's been awoken in 1992. Written by Rob Hartill

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Time waits for no man but true love waits forever

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Rated PG for some language and domestic conflict | See all certifications »

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16 December 1992 (USA)  »

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Return of Daniel  »

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$55,956,200 (USA)
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The Light House featured in the film and on the poster is the Point Arena Light House, located on one of the furthest West points of the Continental United States near Manchester, CA. The house in the film was a shell built by the production team and was torn down after filming. The only permanent structures near the light house are some vacation rental units, formerly Coast Guard barracks, and the Light House Keeper's residence which is now a museum maintained by local volunteers. The light house has recently undergone renovations and is open to the public. See more »

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At one point, Daniel drives past a sign reading to "Los Alamitos Air Base" which appears to be among some dry hills, while the real Los Alamitos Air Station is in the middle of the suburbs, where there are no hills. See more »

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Daniel: Are you Nat Cooper?
Nat Cooper: It's the dead guy!
[Felix runs in to the hallway, and also sees Daniel]
Felix: It's the dead guy!
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The Very Thought of You
Written by Ray Noble
Performed by Billie Holiday
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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A gentle, thoughtful, family-style offering
2 December 1999 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

Forever Young goes in a lot of familiar directions -- time travel, a cuddly child and a single mom, a mix of drama, comedy, sci-fi, mystery and romance. But mostly, it manages to be entertaining without offending anyone or forcing the issue.

The early portion of the show -- set in 1939 -- offers a soft, dreamy, realistic look at what that time was like. The characters seem to have been drawn from the audience, from the masses, instead of being picture-perfect in look and dress. The acting is low-key, relaxing and believable. And, while the plot covers a lot of ground, it ties together well and has enough mystery that the viewer won't be able to guess the outcome and is sure to be satisfied with both the journey and the destination.

Forever Young reminded me of Always, starring Holly Hunter and Richard Dreyfuss. Both shows are loaded with characters that are easy to like because of who they are and how they respond. Mel Gibson in Forever Young is particularly effective when dealing with the son of Jamie Lee Curtis; you know she's already committed and he cannot hang around, but you find yourself wishing the boy could have Mel for his new dad.

Not offering more shows like this is why theaters have so few under-12 and over-35 movie goers.


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