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Cocoon

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Original title
Cocoon
Year
Running time
117 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Tom Benedek, David Saperstein
Music
James Horner
Cinematography
Donald Peterman
Cast
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Producer
20th Century Fox / Zanuck/Brown
Genre
Sci-Fi. Fantasy. Drama. Comedy | Old Age. Aliens. Friendship
Synopsis / Plot
Four strangers charter Jack Bonner’s boat and hire him to take them diving off the coast of Florida. They retrieve what they say are giant sea anenomes out of the ocean. But Jack discovers that his mysterious employers are really aliens, beings of light energy encased in flesh-like skins. They have come from Antares to rescue several of their people left behind when Atlantis sank. They Antareans have rented a house and use the bathhouse pool there to store the cocoons. When several old people from the neighbouring retirement home sneak in to use the pool, they suddenly find themselves being rejuvenated by the cocoons.
Awards
1985: 2 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Don Ameche), Visual Effects
1985: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Movie - Comedy or Musical
1985: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1985: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
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