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Forever Young (1992)

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

Director:

Steve Miner

Writer:

J.J. Abrams (as Jeffrey Abrams)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 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)
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Storyline

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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Plot Keywords:

1930s | love | pilot | boy | single mother | See All (47) »

Taglines:

Time waits for no man but true love waits forever

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The song The Very Thought Of You was also in Bicentennial Man(1999). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in M.I.High: Forever Young (2007) See more »

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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 spteosSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rest of Daniel See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,609,875, 20 December 1992

Gross USA:

$55,956,187

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$127,956,187
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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