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Cocoon is a UK VHS release by CBS/Fox Video on 17th March 1986, and then it got re-released by CBS/Fox Video on 4th June 1990. It got re-released by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment on 1st September 1997.


It is everything you've dreamed of. It is nothing you expect. 

The Daily Express

On discovering a neglected swimming pool filled with giant barnacle covered eggs, three aged men go swimming and uncover a modern day fountain of youth. They are rejuvenated; their aliments are cured and they are filled with energy...much to the surprise of their wives!

But on revisiting the pool they are surprised by the owners of the youth-giving eggs, a group of brightly glowing aliens who gradually reveal the secret of everlasting life...

Daily Mail


  • Don Ameche as Art Selwyn
  • Wilford Brimley as Ben Luckett
  • Hume Cronyn as Joe Finley
  • Brian Dennehy as Walter
  • Jack Gilford as Bernie Lefkowitz
  • Steve Guttenberg as Jack Bonner
  • Maureen Stapleton as Mary Luckett
  • Jessica Tandy as Alma Finley
  • Gwen Verdon as Bess McCarthy
  • Herta Ware as Rose Lefkowitz
  • Tahnee Welch as Kitty
  • Barret Oliver as David
  • Linda Harrison as Susan
  • Tyrone Power Jr. as Pillsbury
  • Clint Howard as John Dexter
  • Charles Lampkin as Pops
  • Jorge Gil as Lou Pine
  • Rance Howard as St. Petersburg detective
  • James Ritz as DMV clerk
  • Jim Fitzpatrick as Dock Worker (uncredited)

Casting for the film and its sequel were overseen by casting director Beverly McDermott.


Twentieth Century Fox Presents


Directed By Ron Howard

Screenplay By Tom Benedek

Story By David Saperstein

Produced By Richard D. Zanuck, David Brown, Lili Fini Zanuck

Director Of Photography Don Peterman, A.S.C.

Production Designer Jack T. Collis

Edited By Michael Hill, Daniel Hanley

Music Composed By James Horner

Starring In Alphabetical Order Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy, Jack Gilford, Steve Guttenberg, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy, Gwen Verdon, Herta Ware, Tahnee Welch

Associate Producer Robert Doudell

Casting Penny Perry

Unit Production Manager Robert Doudell, First Assistant Director Jan R. Lloyd, Second Assistant Director Hans Beimler

Costume Designer Aggie Guerard Rodgers

Co-Starring Barret Oliver, Linda Harrison, Tyrone Power, Jr., Clint Howard, Charles Lampkin, Mike Nomad

Special Effects By ILM

ILM Visual Effects Supervisor Ken Ralston

Visual Effects Production Supervisor Mitch Suskin

Trailers and info[]

Rental 1986 Re-release[]

1990 Re-release[]

  1. CBS/FOX Video All Time Greats (Yours To Keep Forever)