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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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Plot Keywords:

1930s | love | pilot | boy | single mother | See All (22) »

Taglines:

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

J.J. Abrams' script was sold for two million dollars under its original title of "The Rest of Daniel". See more »

Goofs

When Daniel attempts to enter Alexander Field, the gate guard denies him access. In one shot, from behind the guard, he has his left arm extended to physically impede Daniel from entering as he tells him that he cannot allow him to enter. In the next shot, from a reverse angle behind Daniel, the guard now has his right arm extended to block Daniel's progress. 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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You Are My Sunshine
Written by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell
Sung by Elijah Wood
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Good for all ages
18 March 2002 | by AnnieO-2See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was ten years old and have been in love with mel gibson ever since. His performance (big shock) always gets to me. I don't mean to make this a love song to mel, but he has on screen chemistry with everybody, so it's romantic to see him with Jamie Lee curtis and Isabel glasser. Elijah wood is good as one of the less annoying child stars from his era. The story is cute, no oscar winner, but entertaining. A traditional love story in an untraditional plot, Will love wait for me? When do you move on? It's never too late, those kind of things. Again, I saw it when I was a kid and loved it, and now I'm an adult and still enjoy it.


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