In 1985 the charming child actor Huckleberry Fox starred in two TV movies: 'The Blue Yonder' and this. After 'Misunderstood' in the year before, Huckleberry Fox starred in another remake of an older film again with this one. This one is the remake of a German 1983 movie titled 'Konrad oder Das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse'. I never saw that one but I can predict it as the better version.
'Konrad' is a quite juvenile 80's movie. It's not a great movie and certainly not "realistic", but there are elements of sweetness in it such as: Konrad coming out of a can so smiling and radiant, the immediate chemistry that develops between him and his "adoptive parents", Konrad's "perfection" (so much that he feels sad and guilty if he commits any mistake at all), the fight of the "adoptive parents" to bring him back home sweet home.
I found elements in common with 'D.A.R.Y.L.' (also from 1985): both are about a perfect robot-child who are so human-like in looks and personality and find a loving family and are brought back to their respective manufacturing places and face the challenge of escaping and returning to their beloved family.
Konrad was never meant to be delivered to Berti, but it is this mistake that brings new joy of life to this old woman.
Ned Beatty is great as Mr. Thomas, but Polly Holliday and cute as a button Huckleberry Fox are excellent as Berti and Konrad, respectively.
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