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Forever Young (1992)

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During a cryogenics test, a pilot frozen in 1939 awakes in 1992 but time is running out, as his body starts to age rapidly.



(as Jeffrey Abrams)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Millie Slavin ...
Steven (as Michael Goorjian)
Gate MP (as Walt Goggins)


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


Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

16 December 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Return of Daniel  »

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Box Office


$55,956,200 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The B-25J seen in this film is known as "Photo Fanny" and is located at the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, California. See more »


The first time Daniel arrives at Nat's house and chases Nat and Felix into the tree house, Nat hits Daniel's hand with a hammer and Daniel clearly drops Nat's jacket. In the reverse shot, he's still holding the jacket. It disappears and reappears in his hands a couple times. See more »


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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Referenced in Step by Step: Forever Young (1996) See more »


You Are My Sunshine
Written by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell
Sung by Elijah Wood
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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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