Cocoon (1985)

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Sci-fi fantasy. A group of retired folk living in a home by the sea often sneak into the grounds of an abandoned estate to use the indoor pool. A group of strangers hire a local fishing boat and collect some mysterious giant oyster-like shells from the ocean, which they duly store in the pool. Swimming in the pool with the shells, the old folk regain their youthful energy. Yet when the secret of their new-found vitality gets out, the truth about the alien cocoons becomes clear and the swimmers fear they put some beings in jeopardy.

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