1985 - 117 minutes - Color - Dolby - 1.85 : 1
US release date: June 21, 1985
Zanuck/Brown Productions, SLM Production Group
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation


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.


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




Director - Ron Howard

Writing credits

Screenplay - Tom Benedek
Story - David Saperstein


Producer - David Brown
Associate producer - Robert Doudell
Producer - Lili Fini Zanuck
Producer - Richard D. Zanuck