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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!
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Don Ameche won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1985.
Contributed by: Nick
Tahnee Welch is the daughter of '70s superstar Raquel Welch
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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.

He is a former stuntman and bodyguard for Howard Hughes.

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