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Brian Dennehy - The actor recalls his time in St. Petersburg filming in Cocoon, including his arrest on a DWI misdemeanor charge.
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Gretchen Tenbrock - St. Petersburg's current Parks & Recreation manager served as city liaison to the Cocoon production.
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Lili Zanuck - Cocoon was the first producing credit for Zanuck, who later won an Oscar for producing Driving Miss Daisy.
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Steve Guttenberg - The star of Three Men and a Baby, and the Police Academy series recalls his stay in St. Petersburg while filming Cocoon.
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Wilford Brimley - The last surviving member of Cocoon's senior cast talks about catching a 128 pound tarpon during his visit to St. Petersburg.

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'Cocoon':
St. Petersburg's legacy on film

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For the fictional Florida retirees in Ron Howard's 1985 film Cocoon, the extraordinary came from outer space — when aliens turned a swimming pool into a fountain of youth. For St. Petersburg, the extraordinary came by way of Hollywood, when Cocoon spent eleven weeks filming there.

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