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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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Taglines:

D.A.R.Y.L. He can't be kept a secret any longer. See more »

Genres:

Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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

Dr. Lamb says, "General, a machine becomes human when you can't tell the difference anymore." This summarizes the famous Turing Test, devised by Alan Turing, a founder of modern computer theory. See more »

Goofs

When Daryl, Turtle, and Sherie Lee play 'Pole Position' it may be thought that the game runs far too fast for a 1980s console.

While this is factually true, Daryl is likely manipulating the game console, which is alluded to several times during the rest of the movie, e.g. the ATM hack, him playing 2 games simultaneously while watching 4 different television programs. Also he lowers the volume of all the screens without using a remote control, again with his mind. See more »

Quotes

Daryl: Doctor, What am I?
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Connections

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

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Isn't It Romantic
by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
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'A.I.' falls short to this
6 April 2004 | by FilmStalkerSee all my reviews

There are tons of Spielberg fans out there that remain loyal to him even after his long list of recent trash flicks. Amongst them was 'AI.' 'D.A.R.Y.L.' proves to be one of those movies that shows that the eighties might have actually had more thought process than today. In this do not trust the government movie, Barret Oliver plays a young boy who actually is a robot. The military, who couldn't figure out why they wanted little children robots in the first place, decide to scrap Daryl. Daryl. however, has been foster cared and has no memory of his past. While Barret Oliver's Daryl can't approach the level of success of Peter Billingsley in 'The Dirt Bike Kid.' He manages to play his role with a sympathy that Spielberg just can't get out of people who follow his storyboards. For all those who think that I just utterly hate Spielberg, I do rate 'A.I.' slightly ahead of the tv program 'Small Wonder. '


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