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Cocoon (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi | 21 June 1985 (USA)
When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigor.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Art Selwyn
... Ben Luckett
... Joe Finley
... Walter
... Bernie Lefkowitz
... Jack Bonner
... Mary Luckett
... Alma Finley
... Bess McCarthy
Herta Ware ... Rose 'Rosie' Lefkowitz
... Kitty
... David
... Susan
Tyrone Power Jr. ... Pillsbury
... Rico
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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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Beyond the innocence of youth, and the wisdom of age, lies the wonder of... Cocoon See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

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21 June 1985 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$17,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$76,113,124

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,313,124
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Steve Guttenberg, Tahnee Welch, and Tyrone Power, Jr. appeared in Cocoon: The Return (1988) and 2 Lava 2 Lantula! (2016). See more »

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When the old folks all invade the pool house, there is a fellow on the deck of the pool trying to crack open the cocoon. A few seconds earlier, that same fellow is in the middle of the pool when Walter catches everyone. The fellow is subsequently in two places at the same time. See more »

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Ben Luckett: [about Bess] Gonna do anything about that one?
Art Selwyn: 'Already have.
Ben Luckett: Put it to her?
Art Selwyn: You're disgusting.
Ben Luckett: So then you haven't, huh?
Art Selwyn: What?
Ben Luckett: I said, "so then you haven't."
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Referenced in Keith Barret: Live (2005) See more »

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A Week-End in Havana
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Played when the men take their wives swimming
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Terrific
10 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

This film completely surprised me first time. I thought it was your usual silly alien film - but it is so much more then that - and if it is possible the brilliant Ron Howard makes it all believable. Two things stand out among all else - the fantastic score (one of the best I have ever heard) The superb ending - which was one of the most original endings - possibly ever.

I just can't say enough about just how good this film is.

As far as performances go I was particularly surprised by the acting of the senior citizens especially Jack Gilford as the miserable old codger Bernie - I love it when he completely breaks down and softens after spending an hour and 20 minutes as the most awful old man you could ever have the misfortune to bump into - the transformation was immediate but so believable - and I personally think that performance was worthy of a supporting actor oscar.

Also Brian Dennehy, Wilford Brimley, Don Ameche and Steve Guttenburg were also excellent.

An all round fantastic film which everyone can enjoy - all ages


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