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D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)

PG  |   |  Family, Sci-Fi  |  14 June 1985 (USA)
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Joyce Richardson
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Dr. Ellen Lamb
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Elaine Fox
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Dr. Jeffrey Stewart
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General Graycliffe
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Howie Fox
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Mr. Nesbitt
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Turtle Fox
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Sherie Lee Fox
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Mr. Bergen (as Ed L. Grady)
Tucker McGuire ...
Mrs. Bergen
Richard Hammatt ...
Dr. Mulligan
Charlie Gudger ...
Basketball Kid #1
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A young boy is found wandering without any memory of who he is. A family takes him in and begin to look for clues to help him find his way home. In the meantime, they notice that the boy seems to have certain special abilities, not usually found in kids his age, or even fully-grown adults. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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D.A.R.Y.L. - A múlt nélküli fiú  »

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D.A.R.Y.L. stands for Data Analysing Robot Youth Lifeform, as shown on a screen in Dr Stewart's laboratory at 50:49, where the British spelling of the verb analyze is used. See more »

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Just after the Mach meter in the cockpit passes Mach 2 (twice the speed of sound) at 01:26:48, the aircraft passes over a small town at very low altitude, probably less than a thousand feet. At that altitude and speed, the overpressure of the sonic boom path would shatter windows, and possibly do greater damage. See more »

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General Graycliffe: A child with a stick of chewing gum has just rendered your hundred million dollars of hardware useless.
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Definitely has some to offer
6 April 2008 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This is something as rare as a film that while mainly(and plainly) aimed at children, to a remarkable degree avoids insulting anyone not of that age. The plot isn't bad, and moves this along nicely. The pacing is reasonable. The acting varies, but Oliver... can someone please explain to me why he never got more of a career? I've yet to see him suck. McKean is both good and likable. The special effects, while some are outdated, are actually pretty good. The sci-fi elements do hold some interesting points, and are handled well, not too simplified. The sense of humor certainly has its moments. Direction can be great. Editing is usually positive, and it has some rather effective parts. Cinematography is fine. For a kid's movie, there is a bit of language. There is also some violence, and a handful of mature references. This does bear some marks of being for little ones, if not many. Music is OK. As has been pointed out, this is a solid choice for the whole family. I recommend this to young 'uns, their parents and their siblings... as long as they're all open to science fiction. 6/10


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