Forever Young (1992 film)

Forever Young is an American feature film from the year 1992. Directed by Steve Miner, the screenplay was written by JJ Abrams. The film stars Mel Gibson and Jamie Lee Curtis.


The Captain ( Captain ) Daniel McCormick is a test pilot and works for the U.S. Army Air Corps. After McCormick's girlfriend Helen falls into a coma after an accident, McCormick persuades his friend Harry Finley, to take part in a scientific experiment. McCormick wants to be frozen in a capsule for a year. But when Finley dies in an accident, the capsule ( with the frozen McCormick ) from the Air Corps ( later the Air Force) incorporated under a false name.

About 50 years later, the little boy Nat Cooper and his friend Felix break into the camp. They trigger a mechanism that arouses McCormick back to life. The boys flee.

McCormick reports on a base of the Air Force, where no one believes him. He finds accommodation in the nurse Claire Cooper, Nat's mother. He befriends with Nat and gives him tips for love life, refuses at first but strictly from, teach him how to fly.

Nat McCormick helps to find people who know something about his past. They flee from the government agents who discovered the mistake. It is considered very important for space research to investigate McCormick.

Another problem is that McCormick after thawing from his 50 -year-old cold sleep is subject to an accelerated aging process in which the body in the short period of a few days or weeks aging the time he was frozen.

McCormick learns that Helen married, was widowed and still alive. He steals from an aircraft show an old airplane. The incoming government agents on gives Claire the found notes Finley about the experiment. After starting McCormick noticed that Nat has secretly sneaked on board. McCormick, who is aging very quickly now, the aircraft can not land, so that Nat under the instructions of McCormick the plane lands in the vicinity of Helen's house. Their reunion with her, he asks her if she still wanted to marry him. It affirms.


Roger Ebert wrote in the Chicago Sun - Times on 16 December 1992, the film is not particularly "inspired". He praised some scenes with Mel Gibson and Jamie Lee Curtis.

The chronicle of the film described the film as " sentimentally invested badly in many scenes ."

The lexicon of international film wrote that the film was a " cheerful and sentimental modern film fairy tale," said the " originality of the idea " lacking, but what would make up for the " restrained staging " and the " representational services ".


The film played in theaters worldwide approximately 128 million U.S. dollars, including about 56 million U.S. dollars in the United States.