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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.

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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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1930s | love | pilot | boy | single mother | See All (23) »

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Time waits for no man but true love waits forever

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

After the crash the doctor uses his stethoscope on Daniel, but it's not in his ears. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Outing (1993) See more »

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The Very Thought of You
Written by Ray Noble
Performed by Billie Holiday
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Nice, irresistable Mel
27 February 2002 | by snowrocketSee all my reviews

Although I'm not one for science fiction, I found this film to be entertaining and rather wholesome, much to my surprise, despite its PG rating; we get to see Mel Gibson's naked tushie (Whoo-hoo!). Forever Young takes place in 1939, where Daniel (a pilot played by Mel), after being unable to propose to his girlfriend who soon afterwards falls into a coma, decides to be frozen by his best friend for a year's time. It turns out, however, that he lies dormant until 1992, being accidentally awakened with a boy's jacket in hand. This starts a rather amusing and interesting walk through the streets, and a reunion with the boy, who, with the aid of his mother (played spectacularly by Jamie Lee Curtis), help him on his search to untangle his past -- bringing him to the sudden realization that true love can't wait. This film has it all: drama, action, romance, bits of humor, a well-written script, a wonderful cast, spectacular scenery, and most of all, a gorgeous Mel, who plays his role of the daring, young test pilot to a tee. It's a wonderful film to see, especially if you're a true romantic at heart.


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