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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?

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Daniel Petrie

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David Saperstein (characters), Stephen McPherson (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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

Gross USA:

$18,924,919

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,024,919
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Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Brian Dennehy is seen at the end of the film, reprising his role as Walter the alien leader. Dennehy agreed to reprise his role from the first film as a favor to his castmates, and accepted no payment for doing so. See more »

Goofs

When Bernie tries to hang himself, the rope is in front of his left ear in close-ups and lower, around his neck, in the longer-distance shot. 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 Kicking and Screaming (1995) See more »

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Growing Old
Composed & conducted by James Horner
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A worthy follow up to the original
19 February 2005 | by IdocamstufSee all my reviews

After I enjoyed the first Cocoon so much I decided that the sequel could not be too bad. For the most part, the Cocoon: The Return remains a generally enjoyable film even if most of the magic remained in the original. In this one, the elderly friends return back to earth to catch up on everything that had missed out on while they were away. The biggest problem when they get back to earth is that all of the special protection from illness and aging that they had with the aliens eventually wears off, and if they don't get back to their planet with the aliens quickly, some of them may die. Overall, an enjoyable and harmless sequel to the original. If you liked the original you will most likely enjoy this sequel. ***1/2 out of *****.


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