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A man undergoes a scientific experiment that causes him to wake up after 50 years without aging a day in this romantic science-fiction tale. In 1939, Daniel Mel Gibson is a test pilot who is brave in the air but lacks the nerve to ask his girlfriend Helen Isabel Glasser to marry him, even though he loves her deeply. When Helen is hit by a truck and is taken to the hospital in a coma, Daniel is despondent, and he approaches his best friend Harry George Wendt. Harry is a scientific researcher working with the ...
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A man undergoes a scientific experiment that causes him to wake up after 50 years without aging a day in this romantic science-fiction tale. In 1939, Daniel Mel Gibson is a test pilot who is brave in the air but lacks the nerve to ask his girlfriend Helen Isabel Glasser to marry him, even though he loves her deeply. When Helen is hit by a truck and is taken to the hospital in a coma, Daniel is despondent, and he approaches his best friend Harry George Wendt. Harry is a scientific researcher working with the military who has been experimenting with cryogenic suspension; Daniel asks Harry to have him frozen for a year rather than go through the hell of waiting to see if Helen lives or dies. Harry reluctantly agrees, but after the pilot is put on ice, Harry's experiments are shut down, and Daniel is forgotten. In 1992, two young boys, Nat Elijah Wood and Felix Robert Hy Gorman are playing in an abandoned military warehouse and find a freezing unit. They open it and find Daniel, who before long is all thawed out and physically not much worse for wear. However, the world is a very different place than it was in 1939; the boys bring their discovery home, where their single mother Claire Jamie Lee Curtis looks after Daniel and helps him adjust to his new world. A friendship between them begins to grow into something deeper, until Daniel discovers that his beloved Helen is still alive. Forever Young also features Joe Morton, Rob Morrow, and Vanessa Williams.
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All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
A romantic fantasy along the lines of Spielberg's Always with a dash of boy's adventure and science fiction film thrown in for good measure, it has little new to offer, but is saved to some extent by the charm of its leads. The story, about a WWII-era test pilot (Mel Gibson) who is awakened in the present by two young boys, after allowing himself to be frozen in an early cryogenic experiment, invokes the familiar theme of the man who needs to be reincarnated to learn how to love. The film's second act centers on the pilot's attempt to understand what's happened to him with the help of a young boy (Elijah Wood) and his widowed mother (Jamie Lee Curtis). Despite the need to hit plot points, these scenes are well-written and played by Gibson and Curtis with such warmth and naturalness that they could form the core of a better film. Even the utterly predictable ending is rendered watchable by Gibson's affecting performance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/26/1999
  • UPC: 085391705734
  • Original Release: 1992
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mel Gibson Daniel McCormick
Jamie Lee Curtis Claire
Elijah Wood Nat Cooper
Isabel Glasser Helen
George Wendt Harry
Joe Morton Cameron
Nicholas Surovy John
David Marshall Grant Wilcox
Robert Hy Gorman Felix
Millie Slavin Susan Finley
Steve Hinton Boy with Ice Cream
Eric Pierpoint Fred
Michael A. Goorjian Steven
Veronica Lauren Alice
Art La Fleur Alice's Father
Walton Goggins Gate MP
Amanda Foreman Debbie
Carla Tamburrelli Blanche
Robert Munns Wrong Harry
J.D. Cullum Frank
Ava Lazar Waitress at Diner
Richard Ryder Pilot at Airshow
Michael Briggs Pilot at Airshow
Kenny Ransom Officer at Warehouse
Jared Chandler Officer at Warehouse
Jon Menick Doctor at Airfield
Paul Ganus Airbase Worker
Jason Iorg Airbase Personnel
Mary Ellen Moore Ticket Woman
Dean Hallo Man at Picnic
Miriam Beesley Woman at Picnic
Lisa Savage Woman at Picnic
Cody Burger Boy at Picnic
Greg Allan Martin Man at Picnic
Joel McKinnon Miller Man at Picnic
William Marquez Doctor at Hospital
John Bourg Daniel-Age 11
Ara Maxwell Helen-Age 11
Jerry Goldsmith Conductor
Technical Credits
Steve Miner Director
Jeffrey Abrams Producer, Screenwriter
Russell Boyd Cinematographer
Bert Davey Producer
Bruce Davey Producer, Screenwriter
Ed Feldman Producer
Gregg Fonseca Production Designer
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Jay R. Hart Set Decoration/Design
Bruce A. Miller Art Director
Jan Pascale Set Decoration/Design
Jon Poll Editor
Aggie Guerard Rodgers Costumes/Costume Designer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great Performances

    This movie was funny and sad at the same time¿Have tissue handy¿You are going to need it¿.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Forever Young

    This movie was brilliant. It was funny and serious with a love story wrapped into it all. It was suprizing and sad! Mel Gibson is truely brilliant in this. If your looking for a great movie this is it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love this movie!

    This movie was very good. At times you laughed and at times you had to hold a tissue. It is a very fun and touching story. A movie I would recomend to anyone and every one. The acting is awsome, you could find nobady else that would fit the parts better!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    I love this movie, it's one of my favorites. I would recommend

    I love this movie, it's one of my favorites. I would recommend this movie to anyone.

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