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Cocoon (21-Jun-1985)

Director: Ron Howard

Writers: Tom Benedek; David Saperstein

Music Composed by: James Horner

Producers: Richard D. Zanuck; David Brown; Lili Fini Zanuck

Keywords: Sci-Fi/Comedy

Senior citizens at a St. Petersburg retirement home regularly trespass to swim in a neighboring pool; after that property is rented they continue their visits, however those who swam find themselves energized with unexpected vigor. Ensemble veteran cast is excellent; some good underwater cinematography. Won Oscars for Best Supporting Actor and Best Visual Effects. Received a Hugo nomination for Best Dramatic Presentation.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Don Ameche
Actor
31-May-1904 6-Dec-1993 Trading Places
Wilford Brimley
Actor
27-Sep-1934   Grandfatherly actor, shill for Oatmeal Industry
Hume Cronyn
Actor
18-Jul-1911 15-Jun-2003 Cocoon
Brian Dennehy
Actor
9-Jul-1938   First Blood
Jack Gilford
Actor
25-Jul-1908 2-Jun-1990 Save the Tiger
Steve Guttenberg
Actor
24-Aug-1958   Police Academy
Clint Howard
Actor
20-Apr-1959   Ice Cream Man
Rance Howard
Actor
17-Nov-1928   Father of Ron Howard, Clint Howard
Barret Oliver
Actor
14-Aug-1973   The Neverending Story
Maureen Stapleton
Actor
21-Jun-1925 13-Mar-2006 Won an Oscar for playing Emma Goldman
Jessica Tandy
Actor
7-Jun-1909 11-Sep-1994 Driving Miss Daisy
Gwen Verdon
Dancer
16-Jan-1925 18-Oct-2000 Damn Yankees
Tahnee Welch
Actor
26-Dec-1961   Raquel's daughter

CAST

Starring
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
Co-Starring
Barret Oliver   ...   David
Linda Harrison   ...   Susan
Tyrone Power, Jr.   ...   Pillsbury
Clint Howard   ...   John Dexter
Charles Lampkin   ...   Pops
Mike Nomad   ...   Doc
Jorge Gil   ...   Lou Pine
James Ritz   ...   DMV Clerk
Charles Rainsbury   ...   Smiley
Wendy Cooke   ...   Alien
Pamela Prescott   ...   Alien
Dinah Sue Rowley   ...   Alien
Gabriella Sinclair   ...   Alien
Cyndi Vicino   ...   Bank Teller
Russ Wheeler   ...   Doctor
Harold Bergman   ...   Reverend
Ivy Thayer   ...   Waitress
Fred Broderson   ...   Dock Master
Mark Cheresnick   ...   Salvatore
Bette Shoor   ...   Realtor
Mark Simpson   ...   Coast Guard First Class BM
Robert Slacum, Jr.   ...   Coast Guard Second Class BM
Rance Howard   ...   Dectective
Jean Speegle   ...   Woman
Charles Voelker   ...   Band Leader
Irving Krone   ...   Jasper
Clarence Thomas   ...   Policeman
Ted Science   ...   Policeman

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