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Cocoon is a warm-hearted science-fiction fable that avoids becoming overly corny thanks to the performances of its mostly senior cast. Wilford Brimley, Don Ameche, and Hume Cronyn are three old-timers who sneak out of their retirement home a few days a week to swim in the large pool on an abandoned estate next door. When the threesome begins to feel curiously younger, they discover strange pods on the floor of the pool. These pods are alien cocoons, which are being pulled from the ocean by a team of ...
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Cocoon is a warm-hearted science-fiction fable that avoids becoming overly corny thanks to the performances of its mostly senior cast. Wilford Brimley, Don Ameche, and Hume Cronyn are three old-timers who sneak out of their retirement home a few days a week to swim in the large pool on an abandoned estate next door. When the threesome begins to feel curiously younger, they discover strange pods on the floor of the pool. These pods are alien cocoons, which are being pulled from the ocean by a team of extra-terrestrials in human form led by Walter Brian Dennehy, who has hired a local charter operator Steve Guttenberg to assist him. Walter explains to the seniors that energy from the cocoons is restoring youth and vigor to the older men every time they go for a dip. The aliens agree to let the men continue to swim in secret, but of course they can't keep their discovery to themselves. Soon the pool is swarming with retirees, with the notable exception of Bernie Jack Gilford, who has no interest in prolonging life any longer than necessary. The aliens ultimately prepare to return home and offer the retirees eternal life if they leave Earth behind as well. Director Ron Howard treats his old-timers with care and dignity, and they respond with deeply sympathetic performances Ameche won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar; the film's science-fiction trappings ably sustain the story's all-too-human ruminations on youth, aging, life, and death.
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After making a directorial name for himself with Disney's Splash in 1984, Ron Howard came back a year later with this uplifting extraterrestrial/fountain of youth picture. With a very talented (and mostly geriatric) cast that included Hume Cronin, Don Ameche and Wilford Brimley, the film presents a positive outlook on the eternal questions posed by life and death. Cocoon seamlessly combines playful and sorrowful elements as it ponders the puzzling dilemmas of the aged. The supporting cast members, most notably Steve Guttenberg and Brian Denehy, are stronly glued to the spirit of the film. The expansive scope and focus of the film is hammered home by the insightful performances of Cronin, Ameche and Brimley. Although peaceful aliens fell out of vogue in 1990s cinema, Cocoon's E.T.-esque qualities still resonate.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/7/1997
  • UPC: 086162147630
  • Original Release: 1985
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  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Don Ameche Art Selwyn
Wilford Brimley Ben Luckett
Hume Cronyn Joe Finley
Brian Dennehy Walter
Jack Gilford Bernie Lefkowitz
Steve Guttenberg Jack Bonner
Maureen Stapleton Mary Luckett
Jessica Tandy Alma Finley
Gwen Verdon Bess McCarthy
Herta Ware Rose Lefkowitz
Tahnee Welch Kitty
Barret Oliver David
Linda Harrison Susan
Tyrone Power Jr. Pillsbury
Clint Howard John Dexter
Charles Lampkin Pops
Mike Nomad Doc
Rance Howard
Robert Slacum Jr. Coast Guard
Ivy Thayer Waitress
Jorge Gil Lou Pine
James Ritz DMV Clerk
Charles Rainsbury Smiley
Wendy J. Cooke Alien
Pamela Prescott Alien
Dinah Sue Rowley Alien
Gabriella Sinclair Alien
Russ Wheeler Doctor
Harold Bergman Reverend
Fred Broderson Dock Master
Mark Cheresnick Salvatore
Bette Shoor Realtor
Mark Simpson Coast Guard
Jean Speegle Howard Woman
Charles Voelker Band Leader
Irving Krone Jasper
Clarence Thomas Policeman
Ted Science Policeman
Cindi Vicino Teller
Technical Credits
Ron Howard Director
Rick Baker Consultant/advisor, Special Effects
Tom Benedek Screenwriter
David Brown Producer
Greg Cannon Special Effects
Richard S. Church Sound/Sound Designer
Jack T. Collis Production Designer
Robert Doudell Associate Producer
Jim Duffy Set Decoration/Design
Ted Grossman Stunts
Kevin Haney Makeup
Daniel Hanley Editor
Linda Henrikson Set Decoration/Design
Michael Hill Editor
James Horner Score Composer
Jordan Klein Cinematographer
Bob Norin Makeup
Robert Norin Makeup
Penny Perry Casting
Donald Peterman Cinematographer
Ken Ralston Special Effects
Aggie Guerard Rodgers Costumes/Costume Designer
David Saperstein Original Story
Mort Schwartz Costumes/Costume Designer
Cruz Sembello Songwriter
Lili Fini Zanuck Producer
Richard D. Zanuck Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A LITTLE SLOW, BUT CERTAINLY FUN TO WATCH

    I first heard about this movie from my dad and he said it was one of ron howard's best films and I believed him at first. After seeing it I wasn't too impressed. It has a great story but just doesn't meet up to expectations. The movie is fun to watch because it is funny, but a little slow.

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