Cocoon-25th Anniversary (Blu-ray)

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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 214095647
UPC 024543657989
UPC 14 00024543657989
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 1/15/2013
Rating Rating
Tear Jerker
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note A group of senior citizens residing in a rest home find their lives turned upside down after they are offered the gift of eternal youth by benevolent aliens in Ron Howard's wonderful tribute to the human spirit. Brian Dennehy is Walter, an alien who returns to earth to rescue 20 of his friends now hibernating in cocoons off the coast of Florida. With the help of a charter boat captain (Steve Guttenberg), the cocoons are stored in a deserted swimming pool. When three men from a nearby retirement village (the charming Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, and Hume Cronyn) sneak into the pool for a swim, they discover what seem to be oversized oystershells in the water. Suddenly they feel physically and spiritually rejuvenated, believing they've found the long elusive Fountain of Youth. The men's frisky behavior causes something of a controversy in the retirement village as residents are forced to choose between a second youth or accepting the more natural aging process. The ensemble cast of experienced actors, including Ameche, Brimley, and Cronyn as well as Cronyn's real-life wife, Jessica Tandy; Maureen Stapleton; Gwen Verdon; and the skeptical Jack Gilford all bring a dignity to the film's youthful, spirited theme. COCOON, one of the best films of the 1980s, is a heartwarming story that should be treasured for generations.
Plot Summary
Summary COCOON tells the what-if story of a group of senior citizens who seemingly have discovered the Fountain of Youth in a Florida swimming pool.
New York Times "...Howard brings a real sweetness to his subject, as does the film's fine cast of veteran stars....[The] season's reigning fairy tale..." 06/21/1985 p.C5
Variety "...A fountain of youth fable which imaginatively melds galaxy fantasy with the lives of aging mortals....COCOON weaves a mesmerizing tale..." 06/19/1985
Ron Howard
Hume Cronyn
Steve Guttenberg
Maureen Stapleton
Don Ameche
Cast & Crew
Hume Cronyn - Star
Steve Guttenberg - Star
Tahnee Welch - Star
Maureen Stapleton - Star
Don Ameche - Star
Gwen Verdon - Star
Wilford Brimley - Star
Tyrone Power Jr. - Star
Jessica Tandy - Star
Jack Gilford - Star
Brian Dennehy - Star
James Horner - Composer
David Brown - Producer
Ron Howard - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1985
UPC 00024543657989
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 117 minutes
Color Color
Name Don Ameche
Award Category Best Supporting Actor
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1985
Award Giver Academy Awards
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, Dubbed
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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