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D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)

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

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Simon Wincer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Beth Hurt ... Joyce Richardson
Michael McKean ... Andy Richardson
Kathryn Walker ... Dr. Ellen Lamb
Colleen Camp ... Elaine Fox
Josef Sommer ... Dr. Jeffrey Stewart
Ron Frazier Ron Frazier ... General Graycliffe
Steve Ryan ... Howie Fox
David Wohl ... Mr. Nesbitt
Danny Corkill ... Turtle Fox
Amy Linker ... Sherie Lee Fox
Barret Oliver ... Daryl
Ed Grady ... Mr. Bergen (as Ed L. Grady)
Tucker McGuire ... Mrs. Bergen
Richard Hammatt Richard Hammatt ... Dr. Mulligan
Charlie Gudger 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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He can fly a jet, race a car and outsmart a computer. The government created him and now they want him destroyed. See more »

Genres:

Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Sony Movie Channel [UK]

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

D.A.R.Y.L. - A múlt nélküli fiú See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,649,832, 16 June 1985

Gross USA:

$7,840,873
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Daryl's number on the Mohawks Little League baseball team is 7, and Turtle's is 3. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Daryl: Doctor, What am I?
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Connections

Referenced in Men in Black (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Somewhere I Belong
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Performed by Teddy Pendergrass
Produced by Nile Rodgers
Available on Elektra/Asylum Records & Tapes
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Fun and Enjoyable Family Movie
26 November 2003 | by carfloSee all my reviews

I like this movie. It is exactly the type of movie that often makes me so irritated with the critics. I know that it is not a great movie and it doesn't pretend to be. But it is just the type of movie I enjoy watching after a difficult day at work. DARYL and his family and his neighbors are nice decent people. The villains are properly villainous. They humor is light and fun. (I especially like the part where DARYL's mom is telling her friend about all the things DARYL does, like make his bed and iron his cloths.) The ending is wonderful and hilarious.

If you haven't seen it please do. It is fun and enjoyable and it is an excellent family movie.


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