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The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)

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Jay Underwood plays an autistic boy who provides a source of fascination to a new family in town. Never uttering a sound, Underwood spends hours in his backyard, attempting to fly like the birds. Lucy Deakins, the daughter of the new family, befriends Underwood; she is encouraged by teacher Colleen Dewhurst to try to draw the boy out of his shell, and to keep a journal on the subject. Rendered unconscious in a fall, Deakins dreams that Underwood can fly. The boy is suddenly whisked away to an

Jul 8, 2003

20th Century Fox

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All Critics (23) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (5) | DVD (4)

A charming fantasy with a lot of heart.

December 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

One of the best family films of the 80s. Lucy Deakins and Jay Underwood are delightful. A film you'll cherish forever.

April 19, 2008
Moviehole

One of the hallmark films of the 1980s, full of whimsical charm.

August 9, 2002
Arizona Daily Star

It's sweet, it's touching, it's occasionally pretty corny -- but I've got a soft spot for this one all the same.

July 26, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

A feel good movie about a teenager who cares deeply about another person and, in the process, experiences the renewal of her mind and spirit.

January 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for The Boy Who Could Fly

I really liked this movie when I was a kid, I thought it was cool, and it has Fred Savage from the Wonder Years. Now, it seems kind of silly and predictable, but it's okay.
January 28, 2011
ajv2688

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A childhood favourite, it?s not really a 4 star film but it is to me!
September 22, 2009
SirPant

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Aww...I remember watching this in either 4th or 5th grade.
December 31, 2008
LitelBluHli

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I like it. It's simple but it has a good story and some funny parts to help it along. And who doesn't want to fly?
January 8, 2008
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