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Forever Young -- Academy Award-winner Mel Gibson stars in this romantic action/adventure about a test pilot who is transported from 1939 to 1992 in a top-secret cryogenics experiment.
Forever Young -- US Home Video Trailer from Warner Bros.


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Writer (WGA):
J.J. Abrams (written by)
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Release Date:
16 December 1992 (USA) See more »
Time waits for no man but true love waits forever
A 1939 test pilot asks his best friend to use him as a guinea pig for a cryogenics experiment. Daniel... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Mel Gibson ... Capt. Daniel McCormick

Jamie Lee Curtis ... Claire Cooper

Elijah Wood ... Nat Cooper

Isabel Glasser ... Helen

George Wendt ... Harry Finley

Joe Morton ... Cameron

Nicolas Surovy ... John

David Marshall Grant ... Lt. Col. Wilcox USAF

Robert Hy Gorman ... Felix
Millie Slavin ... Susan Finley

Michael A. Goorjian ... Steven (as Michael Goorjian)

Veronica Lauren ... Alice

Art LaFleur ... Alice's Father

Eric Pierpoint ... Fred

Walton Goggins ... Gate MP (as Walt Goggins)

Amanda Foreman ... Debbie
Karla Tamburrelli ... Blanche Finley

Robert Munns ... Wrong Harry

JD Cullum ... Frank (as J.D. Cullum)

Ava Lazar ... Waitress at Diner, 1992
Richard Ryder ... Pilot at Airshow
Michael Briggs ... Pilot at Airshow

Kenneth Ransom ... Officer at Warehouse (as Kenny Ransom)
Jared Chandler ... Officer at Warehouse
Jon Menick ... Doctor at Airfield

Paul Ganus ... Airbase Personnel, 1939
Jason Rainwater ... Airbase Personnel, 1939 (as Jason Iorg)
Mary Ellen Moore ... Ticket Woman
Miriam Beesley ... Woman at Picnic
Lisa Savage ... Woman at Picnic
Cody Burger ... Boy at Picnic
Dean Hallo ... Man at Picnic

Greg Allan Martin ... Man at Picnic

Joel McKinnon Miller ... Man at Picnic
William Marquez ... Hospital Doctor
Steve Hinton Jr. ... Boy with Ice Cream
John Bourg ... Daniel, Age 11
Ara Maxwell ... Helen, Age 11
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David J. Billings ... Airman (uncredited)
Michael Forte ... Milkman (uncredited)
Jack Kandel ... Scientist (uncredited)
Jason Long ... (uncredited)
Steve Moriarty ... B-25 Crew Member at Air Show (uncredited)

Mike Muscat ... Man in hardware store (uncredited)
Greg R. Stone ... Hero Extra (uncredited)
Christopher Yohe ... Officer Burton (uncredited)

Directed by
Steve Miner 
Writing credits
J.J. Abrams (written by) (as Jeffrey Abrams)

Produced by
J.J. Abrams .... executive producer (as Jeffrey Abrams)
Bruce Davey .... producer
Edward S. Feldman .... executive producer
Mel Gibson .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
Cinematography by
Russell Boyd 
Film Editing by
Jon Poll 
Casting by
Marion Dougherty 
Production Design by
Gregg Fonseca 
Art Direction by
Bruce Alan Miller 
Set Decoration by
Jay Hart 
Jan Pascale 
Costume Design by
Aggie Guerard Rodgers 
Makeup Department
Greg Cannom .... special makeup
Lona Jeffers .... makeup artist
Dick Smith .... special makeup effects artist
Todd Tucker .... special makeup effects artist
Keith VanderLaan .... makeup effects artist
Robert E. Watson .... crew: Cannom Creations (uncredited)
Production Management
Stephen McEveety .... unit production manager (as Stephen M. McEveety)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matt Earl Beesley .... first assistant director
Carl Beyer .... third assistant director (second unit)
David R. Ellis .... second unit director
John D. Kuberski .... second second assistant director
Kimberly Law .... dga trainee
David N. Schrager .... second assistant director (as David Schrager)
John G. Scotti .... second assistant director: second unit
Andy Spilkoman .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Greg Aronowitz .... model builder
Kai Blomberg .... set dresser
Dorothy Bulac .... props
Robert J. Carlyle .... construction coordinator
Dan Colegrove .... propmaker
Kirk Corwin .... property master
Steven DeSantis .... propmaker
Ryan Effner .... mechanical
Jann K. Engel .... set designer
Elizabeth Flaherty .... art department coordinator
Curtis Gutierrez .... set dresser
John Harrington .... assistant property master
Danny Hinzo .... painter
Jonas Kirk .... propmaker foreman
Mark Knapton .... propmaker
Robert Lucas .... lead man
Tony Miller .... plasterer
Glenn H. Roberts .... on-set dresser
Doug Sieck .... set dresser
Gary Stel .... toolman
John Sweeney .... assistant propmaster
Richard Toyon .... set designer (as Richard Yanez)
Timothy Vierra .... propmaker
Steven Wolff .... set designer
G. Roger Abell .... set dresser (uncredited)
Ron Mendell .... miniature builder (uncredited)
Sound Department
G.W. Brown .... supervising adr editor
Raul A. Bruce .... boom operator
Dane A. Davis .... supervising sound editor
Avram D. Gold .... adr editor
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Tom Hammond .... foley editor
Catherine Harper .... foley artist
Kini Kay .... sound effects editor
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
Nash Michael .... foley editor
Lee Strosnider .... sound mixer
James M. Tanenbaum .... production sound mixer
Peter Tomaszewicz .... sound editor
Todd Toon .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Bret Alexander .... fabricator
Roland Blancaflor .... special effects technician: Cannom Creations
Peter Chesney .... special effects supervisor
Tom Chesney .... special effects technician
Joe Heffernan .... special effects technician
Jarn Heil .... special effects technician
Dean W. Miller .... special effects foreman
Sandra Stewart .... special effects technician
Greg R. Stone .... special effects technician
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (as Gregory Barnett)
Steve Boyum .... stunts
Jack Carpenter .... stunts
Steven Chambers .... stunts (as Steve Chambers)
Doc D. Charbonneau .... stunts
Clarke Coleman .... stunts
John T. Cypert .... stunts (as John Thomas Cypert)
Annie Ellis .... stunts
David R. Ellis .... stunt coordinator (as David Ellis)
Richard M. Ellis .... stunts (as Richard Ellis)
Tony Epper .... stunts
Charlie Picerni .... stunts
Don Pulford .... stunts
Mic Rodgers .... stunt double: Mel Gibson
Mic Rodgers .... stunts (as Mic Rogers)
Ric Roman Waugh .... stunts (as Ric Waugh)
Dick Ziker .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Scott Fieldsteel .... best boy
Lisa Guerriero .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Alex Jachno .... electrician
David James .... still photographer
Annie McEveety .... first assistant camera
Patrick Murray .... gaffer
Bradford Ralston .... video assist operator
Tony Rivetti .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Tony Rivetti .... steadicam
Ty Suehiro .... grip
Carl A. Vidnic .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank Perry Rose .... costume supervisor
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Brad Dechter .... music arranger: title theme
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Jerry Goldsmith .... conductor
Kenneth Hall .... music editor
Maria Newman .... musician
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn
Nick Vidar .... music programmer
Transportation Department
Richard Burch .... driver: insert car
Michael Forte .... driver: Mel Gibson
Jeff Grismer .... pilot: Stearman 450
Other crew
Serena Baker .... location assistant
Judith M. Brown .... studio teacher
Ronald L. Carr .... location manager
Chris Silver Finigan .... production accountant
Linda Fox .... production assistant
James W. Gavin .... aerial coordinator
Steve Hinton .... pilot: B-25
June Jordan .... stand-in
Rob Klein .... production assistant
Shauna L. Kroen .... assistant accountant
Mike Muscat .... acting coach
Chris Winn .... craft service
Jeff Winn .... key craft service

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Rated PG for some language and domestic conflict
102 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The phone number Daniel says is also seen on Jim Rockford's phone in the opening title sequence of "The Rockford Files" (1974)See more »
Continuity: At the start of the movie, around 00:04:35, when Daniel crash lands the B-25 prototype, the first time it hits the ground the forward upper part of the canopy over the nose of the plane crumples. In all subsequent shots of this area there is no damage.See more »
Harry Finley:[as they walk away from the wrecked airplane] Danny, please - - don't work for the airlines, okay?
Daniel:Bet you thought I wasn't gonna pull up, didn't you?
Harry Finley:Well, that thought crossed my mind.
Daniel:Oh, it crossed MY mind, too, I can tell you.
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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A gentle, thoughtful, family-style offering, 2 December 1999
Author: spteos from Houston, Texas

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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