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

 -  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 kid next door is not who - or what - he seems to be. See more »

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Family | Sci-Fi

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14 June 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

D.A.R.Y.L. - A múlt nélküli fiú  »

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The video game that Daryl plays is "Pole Position". Most likely on an ATARI 600XL or 800XL. See more »

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When Daryl gets cash out of the ATM, the baseball kids in the background get out of the car twice (at 26:17 and 26:24). See more »

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Andy Richardson: Dr. What is this?
Dr. Jeffery Stewart: Daryl is not... well he never was completely human.
Andy Richardson: What?
Dr. Jeffery Stewart: Data Analyzing Robot Youth Lifeform. Daryl is an experiment in artificial intelligence. All I can say is he was never meant to leave here and he was certainly not to be with people like yourself.
Turtle Fox: Holy shit! He's a robot?
Dr. Jeffery Stewart: He's more than that Turtle. He's a lot more. See this is the information that we program in Daryl's head and this is where he discharges learned information into the main-frame memory banks.
Turtle Fox: Wow!
Joyce Richardson: I ...
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A Real Person - What It Means To Be Human
3 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For me, there is simply nothing not to like about this film. It is well scripted, the parts fit together seamlessly and logically, and everything is justly proportioned--that is, everything's in good balance.

And the best part of it is that the acting is never overdone. The main characters are really human and believable, and Barret Oliver's acting is totally natural and spontaneous.

So even though one has to suspend disbelief in the science fiction impossibility of the story (a mere machine could never actually become a human brain), it's really worth doing so, just for the fun of it.

Just accept the basic premise of the plot for the sake of the story, and then relax and enjoy a heart-warming display of what are real human values in a world where these are sometimes sadly lacking, and a thought-provoking consideration of what it means to be 'a real person.'


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