The Boy Who Could Fly


The Boy Who Could Fly

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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 institution, and Deakins despairs that she'll never see him again.

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Jay Underwood
as Eric Gibb
Lucy Deakins
as Milly Michaelson
Bonnie Bedelia
as Charlene Michaelson
Fred Savage
as Louis Michaelson
Fred Gwynne
as Uncle Hugo
as Max
Mindy Cohn
as Geneva
Colleen Dewhurst
as Mrs. Sherman
Louise Fletcher
as Psychiatrist
Tommy Lee Wallace
as The Coupes de Villes
Janet MacLachlan
as Mrs. D'Gregario
Aura Pithart
as Colette
Meredith Bain-Woodward
as Female Administrator
Sean Kelso
as Bad Boy
Meredith B. Woodward
as Administrator
Raimund Stamm
as Attendant
Dan Zale
as Attendant
Jim McLarty
as Tour Guide
Betty Phillips
as Institute Receptionist
Tannis Rae
as Ms. O'Neil
Tom Heaton
as Dr. Nelson
John F. Carpenter
as The Coupe De Villes
Angela Gann
as Mrs. Betuel
Scott Irvine
as Officer
Nick Castle Jr.
as The Coupe de Villes
Warren Carr
as Guest Coupe
Karen Siegel
as Dr. Karen Siegel
Thomas Heaton
as Dr. Nelson
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Critic Reviews for The Boy Who Could Fly

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (6)

Audience Reviews for The Boy Who Could Fly

  • Sep 06, 2010
    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.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Dec 31, 2008
    Aww...I remember watching this in either 4th or 5th grade.
    Nani V Super Reviewer
  • Jan 08, 2008
    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?
    Jason S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 30, 2007
    I remember this movie from childhood. All I can think of is he's like retarded and flies out the window or something. I should probably see it again before you take this review seriously.
    Curtis L Super Reviewer

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