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

PG  |   |  Family, Sci-Fi  |  14 June 1985 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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
Ron Frazier ...
General Graycliffe
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Howie Fox
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Mr. Nesbitt
Danny Corkill ...
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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The Government created him. Now, they want to destroy him. See more »

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D.A.R.Y.L. - A múlt nélküli fiú  »

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In response to whether acting is work or fun, Barret Oliver states in a 1985 "Star Log" interview: "I think it's fun, but it really is a job. In D.A.R.Y.L. (1985) there was a part where I had to freeze to death and they didn't even use it. It can get kind of frustrating. See more »

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When Joyce teaches Daryl how to play the piano, Daryl demonstrates his grasp of the piece's rhythm (at around 6 mins) by saying, "Whole note, two half notes, and four quarters to a measure," a perfect description of 4/4 time. However, they play a piece in 6/8 time. See more »

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Dr. Ellen Lamb: General, a machine becomes human when you can't tell the difference anymore.
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Back To The City
by Ron Keel and Kenny Chaisson
Performed by Keel
Courtesy of Gold Mountain Records, Limited
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Underrated classic
10 November 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love this film and feel it is an underrated classic. Although I am a 90s kid, I am very fond of the movies of the 80s, Amadeus, Clue, Back to the Future, Indianna Jones, Beetle Juice, ET, Annie, Secret of NIMH, NeverEnding Story, Stand By Me, Legend, Princess Bride and Who Framed Roger Rabbit to name a few. D.A.R.Y.L has very nice cinematography, colourful sets and costumes without being too fancy and good special effects, while the soundtrack is cool. I liked the script too, it was funny and heart-warming and the story was engaging and poignant as well as briskly paced. The direction I had no problem with either, while the acting is fine especially with Barrett Oliver who is simply wonderful in the lead. Overall, I think D.A.R.Y.L is a classic, and one of the most underrated films of the 80s if not ever. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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