Plot: A group of aliens return to earth to retrieve cocoons containing the people they’d left behind from an earlier trip. These cocoons had been resting at the bottom of the ocean. Once retrieved, they stored these recovered cocoons in the swimming pool of a house they’d rented in a small Florida town. Their mission is hampered by a number of elderly people from a nearby retirement community who had been secretly using the pool, and who discover unusual powers from within these cocoons.

Rating: PG-13

Directed By: Ron Howard

Written By: Tom Benedek and David Saperstein

Production: Zanuck/Brown Productions, SLM Production Group, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

In Theaters: June 21, 1985

Box Office: $76,100,000 (USA)

Budget: $17,500,000 (estimated)

Runtime:1 hr. 57 mins.



Art Selwyn – Don Ameche
Ben Luckett – Wilford Brimley
Joe Finley – Hume Cronyn
Walter – Brian Dennehy
Bernie Lefkowitz – Jack Gilford
Jack Bonner – Steve Guttenberg
Mary Luckett – Maureen Stapleton
Alma Finley – Jessica Tandy
Bess McCarthy – Gwen Verdon

Rosie Lefkowitz – Herta Ware
Kitty – Tahnee Welch
David – Barret Oliver
Susan – Linda Harrison
Pillsbury – Tyrone Power Jr.
John Dexter – Clint Howard
Pops – Charles Lampkin
Doc – Mike Nomad
Lou Pine – Jorge Gil