American Playhouse: Season 5, Episode 1

The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket (20 Jan. 1986)

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A young boy is ridiculed by his school mates for his eccentric behavior and assertions that he can fly. Little do they know..... All parts are performed by adults in a stage-play type ... See full summary »

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Richard (as Timothy Daly)
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Steven
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Mrs. Rice
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Daniel Rocket
Jane Jones ...
Judy
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Alice
Tom Robbins ...
Jeffrey
Katie C. Sparer ...
Claudia
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Little Daniel (as Jesse Tendler)
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Penny
Scott Waara ...
Roger
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A young boy is ridiculed by his school mates for his eccentric behavior and assertions that he can fly. Little do they know..... All parts are performed by adults in a stage-play type setting. Written by Matthew Kramer <mkramer@uga.cc.uga.edu>

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Daniel Rocket Reaches Great Heights!
11 February 1999 | by (California) – See all my reviews

The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket ... a delightful film and wonderful performance by TOM HULCE!

Who wouldn't love Daniel Rocket? Most of his school mates, that 's who. Children can be cruel ... and cruelest to those they don't understand. So is the case with sweet "Snood" (Daniel Rocket, played by TOM HULCE).

Snood, as his best friend calls him, has a secret and a gift that he shares only with two friends ... he can fly! But as with most "gifts", they tend to alienate us rather than bring us closer to people. Being different isn't easy but for those that are ... it's a way of life that has to be dealt with.

Daniel Rocket shows us that being different is not just what some of us are but it's what we should all strive to be! Because, in reality, we're all a little different and accepting this will make living with others more rewarding. For those that choose to ignore that fact will only, eventually, miss out on all the wonders that we all have to share with each other.


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