With Don Ameche, Gwen Verdon, Wilford Brimley, Jessica Tandy, Brian Dennehy, Jack Gilford, Hume Cronyn, Maureen Stapleton, Linda Harrison, Tahnee Welch, Steve Guttenberg, Barret Oliver, Herta Ware, Clint Howard, Tyrone Power Jr.
Cocoon is a 1985 science-fiction/fantasy film directed by Ron Howard about a group of elderly people rejuvenated by aliens. The movie stars Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy, Jack Gilford, Steve Guttenberg, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy, Gwen Verdon, Herta Ware, Tahnee Welch, and Linda Harrison. The film is loosely based on the novel of the same name by David Saperstein.
The movie was filmed in and around St. Petersburg, Florida: locations included the St Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, Sunny Shores Rest Home, The Coliseum, and Snell Arcade buildings. The film earned two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor and for Best Visual Effects.
A sequel, Cocoon: The Return, was released in 1988 in which almost all of the original cast reprised their roles.