Cocoon (1985) (3.5/4)


A group of aliens return to earth to take back some cocoons of their people they left behind from an earlier trip. The cocoons are resting at the bottom of the ocean. They kept the recovered cocoons in the swimming pool of a house they rented in a small Florida town. Their mission is hampered by a number of old people from an elderly home nearby, who have been secretly using the pool and discovering the unusual power of these cocoons.

Directed by: Ron Howard
The cast includes: Don Ameche (Arthur ''Art'' Selwyn), Wilford Brimley (Benjamin ''Ben'' Luckett), Hume Cronyn (Joseph ''Joe'' Finley), Brian Dennehy (Walter, Alien Leader), Jack Gilford (Bernard ''Bernie'' Lefkowitz), Steve Guttenberg (Jack Bonner, Skipper of Manta III), Maureen Stapleton (Marilyn ''Mary'' Luckett), Jessica Tandy (Alma Finley), Gwen Verdon (Bess McCarthy/Selwyn), Herta Ware (Rosie ''Rose'' Lefkowitz), Tahnee Welch (Kitty, Alien), Barret Oliver (David, Ben & Mary''s Grandson), Linda Harrison (Susan, Ben & Mary''s Daughter), Tyrone Power Jr. (Pillsbury, Alien), Clint Howard (John Dexter, Attendant at Sunny Shores Retirement)
MPAA rating: , Running time: 117 minutes
Presented in: Color
Awards: Academy Awards '85
- Best Supporting Actor (Ameche)
- Best Visual Effects
Related titles: Cocoon II: The Return (1988)
Related categories: Aliens

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