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Cocoon Trivia

Cocoon Picture
The oldies watch the pool and its new visitors
Trivia, fun facts and more for the 1985 Sci-Fi movie starring Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn et al.
Contributed by: Nick
Director Ron Howard's brother Clint Howard (also seen in "The Wraith" as "Rughead") can be seen as one of the staff at the retirement home.

His mother also takes a turn as one of the old folks at the retirement home and his father as an official. They all appear in Cocoon!
Contributed by: muffybuffy86
Don Ameche won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1985.
Contributed by: Nick
Cocoon ranked sixth in the 1985 year's box office receipts (Back to the Future was No. 1).

Oscars were awarded later for the pre-CGI special effects and to Ameche for best supporting actor.
Contributed by: Nick
Wilford Brimley was only 49, at least 20 years younger than the other "retirees" when hired for Cocoon.

As of 2015, he is the only one of the elderly cast still alive.