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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.

Audio interviews by Steve Persall

St. Petersburg's legacy on film photo gallery

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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