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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't be kept a secret any longer... 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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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

When released in theaters, there was a promotion where if you went to the ticket window & told the employee what D.A.R.Y.L. stood for, (Data Analyzing Robot Youth Lifeform) you would get a free gift. The gift was a mini-poster for the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Turtle gets his final at bat during the baseball game, right after the ball clanks off the fence you can see Turtle clearly rounding third and heading home (indicated by the umpire and catcher); however the camera cuts and he rounds two more bases before heading home AGAIN. So Turtle rounds third twice on the same hit. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: D.A.R.Y.L./Cocoon/Return to Oz (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Back To The City
by Ron Keel and Kenny Chaisson
Performed by Keel
Courtesy of Gold Mountain Records, Limited
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The best feel good film ever,if you feel depressed go rent it.
3 December 2000 | by og_byrneSee all my reviews

This is one of my favorites film ever.It's a very nostalgic film for me because I saw it a lot when I was small,even now that I'm 19,I have the video and I never get bored of it. Barret Oliver is just fantastic as Daryl,it's very sad that he stop acting because he was truly talented.Now that films are just about sex,Blood,and more sex it's good to turn to a feel good film like Daryl.I would also like to say that the title song of the film (Somewhere I belong)is very nice and the lyrics go very well with the film. My personal ratings would be 10/10


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