Cocoon (Captioned)

United States, 1985

Film
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Ron Howard’s enchanting sci-fi fantasy about a group of resident senior citizens in a Florida rest home who discover a fountain of youth from another planet is close to being the ultimate in feelgood movies. Their lives turned upside down when they meet some bizarre and not-so-human beings who are visitors from a distant galaxy. They have come to Earth on a rescue mission to retrieve a secret which has lain hidden on the ocean floor for thousands of years. They share a wondrous adventure and learn more about love and friendship than they ever imagined. Cast includes Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy, Jack Gifford, Steve Guttenberg, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy, Gwen Verdon, Herta Ware and Tahnee Welch.

Credits

production company

Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

co-producer

Richard Zanuck

David Brown

Lili Zanuck

director
Duration

01:52:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1985

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303926

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Florida

Closed captioning

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Fantasy & Science Fiction → Extraterrestrial beings

Fantasy & Science Fiction → Science fiction films

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Extraterrestrial beings

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Life on other planets

Places → Florida

Sound/audio

Captioned

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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