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D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joyce Richardson
... Andy Richardson
... Dr. Ellen Lamb
... Elaine Fox
... Dr. Jeffrey Stewart
Ron Frazier ... General Graycliffe
... Howie Fox
... Mr. Nesbitt
... Turtle Fox
... Sherie Lee Fox
... Daryl
... Mr. Bergen (as Ed L. Grady)
... Mrs. Bergen
Richard Hammatt ... Dr. Mulligan
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 »

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Family | Sci-Fi

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14 June 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

D.A.R.Y.L. - A múlt nélküli fiú  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,649,832, 16 June 1985

Gross USA:

$7,840,873
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the beginning of the film an estimated guess is made about Daryl's age. They believe that the amnesiac boy is approximately 9 - 10 years old. His real age though is revealed towards the end. When the signal is given through the radio in order to alert the entire military base about the two runaways, the age of Daryl is specified as 11 years old. Coincidence or not, Barret Oliver was indeed 11 years old at the time of the production. See more »

Goofs

During the police chase on the freeway, DARYL and two police cars jump the medium barrier, but only DARYL's vehicle survives the impact. While his car is slightly damaged, it is operational so that it continues against traffic in the oncoming traffic side of the highway. The damage consists of some fender wrinkling, the front right headlight of DARYL's car is no longer lit, and one of his parking lights is also out. However, in the next scene when he drives his car down the on-ramp towards the camera, DARYL's car is pristine with all of his headlights and parking lights lit. 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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Let Her Go
by Scott Lipsker
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Another Great Movie from the 80s
25 June 2005 | by See 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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