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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?

Director:

Daniel Petrie

Writers:

David Saperstein (characters), Stephen McPherson (story) | 2 more credits »
4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Ameche ... Art Selwyn
Wilford Brimley ... Ben Luckett
Courteney Cox ... Sara
Hume Cronyn ... Joe Finley
Jack Gilford ... Bernie Lefkowitz
Steve Guttenberg ... Jack Bonner
Barret Oliver ... David
Maureen Stapleton ... Mary Luckett
Elaine Stritch ... Ruby
Jessica Tandy ... Alma Finley
Gwen Verdon ... Bess McCarthy
Tahnee Welch ... Kitty
Linda Harrison ... Susan
Tyrone Power Jr. Tyrone Power Jr. ... Pillsbury
Mike Nomad Mike Nomad ... Doc
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Storyline

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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PG | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Jack Bonner: You're my favorite Martian.
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Crazy Credits

Half of the clips shown through the end credits are scenes from the first film. See more »

Alternate Versions

All UK versions are cut by 1m 5s to heavily edit Bernie's attempted suicide by hanging in order to achieve a 'PG' rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in How I Met Your Mother: The Magician's Code: Part 1 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

You Make Me Feel So Young
Written by Mack Gordon & Josef Myrow
Performed by Frank Sinatra
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The only reason this movie was made, was to capita...
10 August 1998 | by Hawkeye-14See all my reviews

The only reason this movie was made, was to capitalize on the success of the first Cocoon (1985) and make money. Pointless; witless; inane; formulistic; vapid; moneygrubbing to the point of pandering. A loathsome movie!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cocoon 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,568,143, 27 November 1988

Gross USA:

$18,924,919

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,024,919
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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