Cocoon

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Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Zanuck/Brown Productions Released 1985

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Director:
Ron Howard
Released:
1985
Rating:
PG-13
Cocoon is the 1985 science fiction smash from superstar director Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, Ransom). Arthur 'Art' Selwyn (Don Ameche,Trading Places), Benjamin 'Ben' Luckett (Wilford Brimley, The Thing) and Joseph 'Joe' Finley (Hume Cronyn) are three ordinary old men living in the home, and they are annoyed that their swimming pool isn't heated. Meanwhile, Jack Bonner (Steve Guttenberg, Police Academy) has his boat hired by three ordinary looking people, Walter (Brian Dennehy), Kitty (Tahnee Welch, daughter of Raquel) and Doc (Mike Nomad) for three weeks, so that they collect some special underwater things, what look like rocks. These rocks, or rather cocoons, are put into their house swimming pool, and not long later Art, Ben and Joe are trespassing while they are gone to use the pool. After using the pool, they are discovering they can do more physical things they could not before, in other words, they are feeling young again. By accident, Jack discovers that his three passengers are aliens wearing skin suits, they call themselves Antereans, and they are on Earth collecting cocoons containing their friends, Jack agrees to help them, and knows they mean no harm. As the three old men embrace their new found youthfulness, they also discover the secret of the Antereans, and also the other old people in the home.moreless
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Drama, Science Fiction

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Aliens