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D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)

PG | | Family, Sci-Fi | 14 June 1985 (USA)
A seemingly normal young boy turns out to be a top secret military-created robot with superhuman abilities.

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Cast

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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
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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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Storyline

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. He can't be kept a secret any longer. See more »

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Family | Sci-Fi

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D.A.R.Y.L. - A múlt nélküli fiú  »

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Trivia

Debut American / Hollywood theatrical feature film of Australian director Simon Wincer. See more »

Goofs

During the car chase, Daryl and the doctor are supposed to be somewhere in Northern Virginia, but they're clearly in Orlando, Florida. One shot includes a billboard for RonJon's Surf Shop (at around 1h 11 mins). Another shot shows an exit sign for Orange Blossom Trail (at around 1h 12 mins). See more »

Quotes

Dr. Ellen Lamb: General, a machine becomes human when you can't tell the difference anymore.
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Connections

Referenced in Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006) See more »

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Let Her Go
by Scott Lipsker
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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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