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D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)

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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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Taglines:

Data Analyzing Robot Youth Lifeform 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Prior to the project moving studios to Columbia Pictures, the movie was still a planned production of the Paramount Pictures studio, at the time of 2nd November 1984, when an article stating this was published in that date's edition of 'The Los Angeles Times'. See more »

Goofs

During the police chase on the tollway DARYL is driving on the wrong side of the tollway while the police are chasing alongside on the correct side of the highway. While DARYL is driving into oncoming traffic he decides to get off the tollway. On the police radio one of the policemen is heard saying that he (DARYL) is taking an off-ramp. Actually, since DARYL is driving into oncoming traffic he would be taking an on-ramp going the wrong way. 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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Features Pole Position (1982) 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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Another Great Movie from the 80s
25 June 2005 | by kris747See all my reviews

Well,I believe this is one the greatest movies from the 80s.I really love the movies made during the 1980s,although I was born in late 1986.Really,80s produced many great movies,like ET,Back to the Future Trilogy,the Goonies,Inidana Jones and many other ones.You can consider Daryl to be another kid adventure movie,just like the Goonies.This movie gives me a feeling that it has something in common with the movie Artificial Intelligence.They both have a robot boy who wants to be a normal kid,right?Yeah,however,I prefer Daryl to AI,Daryl is more realistic,like that suburban lifestyle around here the USA. So if you like kids,adventure,suburban life,and you're also nostalgic and sci-fi minded,I suggest you seeing this Daryl.


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