Cocoon

1985

Ron Howard
Director
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Production Company

Three elderly friends at a Florida retirement home take advantage of a disused indoor swimming pool next door to their lodgings. However, this daring privelege is cut short when a group of not-altogether-human beings start renting the building so they can store the large cocoons they have retrieved from the bottom of the ocean.
A feel-good movie which does no harm to watch, and although some may consider it to be an old people's film, it is clear to see Ameche, Brimley and Cronyn look so 'natural' together on screen.
The film produced a surprise Academy Award win for actor Don Ameche. ~ Lord Heath

Endings a bit icky, but otherwise pleasing sci-fi romp from Ron Howard with a delightful cast of veteran scene stealers. ~The Sloth

Most of the princiapl cast returned three years later in the so-so sequel, Cocoon: The Return.



21st June 1985
Cinema






13th September 1985
Cinema






17th May 2004
DVD







1st June 2004
DVD








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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
Pillsbury
Clint Howard
John Dexter
Charles Lampkin
Pops
Mike Nomad
Doc
Harold Bergman
Reverend
Fred Broderson
Kirk, Dock Master
Rance Howard
Detective
Jim Ritz
DMV Clerk
Betty Shoor
Realter
Cynde Vicino
Teller
Charles Voelker
Band Leader
Russ Wheeler
Doctor
Mark Cheresnick
Salvatore
Wendy Cooke
Alien
Jorge Gil
Lou Pine
Irving Krone
Jasper
Pamela Prescott
Alien
Charles Rainsbury
Smiley
Dinah Sue Rowley
Alien
Ted Science
Policeman
Mark Simpson
Coast Guard First Class
Gabriella Sinclair
Alien
Robert Slacum
Coast Guard Second Class
Jean Speegle
Woman
Ivy Thayer
Waitress
Clarence Thomas
Policeman
Unknown
Nursing Home Security

Lord Heath: Notes & Screenshots [28-August-2O1O]

Tony Sullivan: Additional Notes