Cocoon: The Return

Synopsis: Art, Ben and Joe are back! So are their wives and good friend Bernie in their first adventure since their last! Five years since the senior citizens blasted off into space with the Antareans return to earth because their alien friends have to collect the rest of the cocoons in the ocean, believed to be in danger from an earthquake. Ben and Mary visit their family, while Art and Joe visit Bernie, who's still hangin' on. Art, Ben and Joe had forgotten what it was like on earth and immediately begin to feel their weaknesses, except for Art's wife who's pregnant! Meanwhile in the ocean, a biologist company snatched a cocoon out of the ocean and are doing research on it...
Director(s): Daniel Petrie
Production: Fox
  4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
116 min

Now, remember, if your loop is

large, your rug is loose.

Let's all repeat that, shall we?

If your loop is large, your rug is loose.

Good. Now let's give it a try.

Make a loop, pull it through,

cross over and pull it out.

Tighten those loops, Mr Lefkowitz.

This rest-home.

You wouldn't believe the place.

"Lights on!" "Lights off!"

Rules, rules, rules.

They don't even let you

keep a hotplate.

I shouldn't complain.

Today was an exciting day.

I learned how to hook a rug.

A man who, at one time, had the entire

garment district right here.

That's how I spend my days.

It isn't fair.

You work all your life, and you pay

taxes, you're a good citizen.

And what are you left with?

A tight rug.

I miss you, Rose.

My glass-bottom boat is about to give

you a treat, so hold on to your lanyards.

What you have before you, ladies and

gentlemen, is the climax of today's adventure.

The famous Lost Treasure of

the Florida Keys.

Amazing, isn't it?

Oh, good people, it's been here since the days

of Ponce de Leon and Vasco da Gama.

- Even Moby Dick.

- What a rip-off.

If there are no questions,

we'll head back to port,

where our gift kiosk carries an attractive line

of postcards, T-shirts and other treasures.

Full steam ahead, matey!

Shiver me timbers!

Stop! What the hell are you doin'?

Them's my French fries.

Oh, Mamma!

- Hi, honey. I'm home.

- Hi, Mom.

- How's the term paper coming?

- Fine.

David, I hope that's not the TV I hear.

No, Mom.


- Who's there?

- It's your grandpa. I gotta talk to you.

- Grandpa!

- Your grandma and I are coming to see you.

- Really?

- Our friends have unfinished business to do.

It was a chance

for your grandma and I to grab a ride.

You have to talk to your mother

because she won't be ready for this.

What do I say? She's gonna freak.

Just tell her the truth. How about that?

- Look, I'll see you soon, son.

- Great!

I know how much you love Grandpa and

Grandma and wish they were here with us,

so it's only normal to fantasize.

- But it's important to know it's only a fantasy.

- But it's not a fantasy.

Maybe it would help

if you talked to somebody about this.

Mom, I don't need to see a shrink. They're

not dead. They really did go to another planet.

- David, your grandparents are not in space.

They're not in the television

and they're not coming back.

They were lost at sea. You know that.

They've been dead for five years.

Hello, darling.


Just a minute!

Well, aren't you gonna invite us in?

Oh, for crying out loud!

Joe! Joe!


Bess! How are ya?

Art! Come in, Art!

It's so wonderful to see you.

- It's great to see you, boy.

- What's to see?

I'm a broken-down old schlep with one foot

in the grave. If I was a horse, they'd shoot me.

The same old Bernie.

You haven't aged a day. You probably think

I'm ajerk for not going with you.

Oh, Bernie, we never thought that.

Good, because I never regretted it.

I never once regretted not going with you.

What's that? A little remodelling?

Oh, the maintenance here is...

You wouldn't believe it...

I ought to sue. I think it's...

By the way, you owe me rent.

It's all yours. All your things.

They tried to throw them out after you left,

but I told them "Over my dead body."

- I guess they figured that wouldn't be long.

- Bernie, you're a sentimental fool.

Well, I'm glad you got here in time because

I've been thinking about a garage sale.

How have you really been?

The truth? Not too good.

But now maybe things are looking up.

I think it's gonna be like old times.

I think.


I feel terrible.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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