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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 (22) »

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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Return of Daniel See more »

Filming Locations:

Claremont, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,609,875, 20 December 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,956,200

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,000,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The lighthouse featured in the film, and on the poster, is the Point Arena Lighthouse, located on one of the furthest West points of the Continental United States, near Manchester, California. The house in the film, was a shell built by the production team, and was torn down after filming. The only permanent structures near the lighthouse are some vacation rental units, formerly Coast Guard barracks, and the Lighthouse Keeper's residence, which is now a museum maintained by local volunteers. The lighthouse has recently undergone renovations, and is open to the public. See more »

Goofs

While Daniel is about to make dinner, Nat's hands are alternately folded/resting on the table between shots. See more »

Quotes

Daniel: [climbing out of the wrecked airplane] If she comes with a warranty, I'll take her!
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You Are My Sunshine
Written by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell
Sung by Elijah Wood
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classic/classy chick flick
11 February 2005 | by TAX_WARRIORSee all my reviews

This movie hits all the requisite points for the classic love story.

Love lost - love found - mistaken death of love one - sacrifice - the hero almost falling for another woman - a cute boy facilitating the reunion - the evil group trying to stop the reunion - a great escape - the reunion scene in a very scenic locale with great camera shots - Mel Gibson.

I went to see it mainly because it had a science fiction angle. I was disappointed in that it was used merely as a plot gimmick and was not adequately followed up.

But the movie was involving in its own right and I was surprised when the ending made me cry. I'm usually immune to the saccharine sweetness in this type of movie but there was just something special in the acting.

There is a bit of action in this film the odd airplane crash, and a touch of humor. George Wendt (Norm of Cheers fame) has a supporting roll but this is above all a love story

The perfect movie to take your Valentine to. It will show her that you love her.


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