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D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)

D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)

D.A.R.Y.L.

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Barret Oliver stars as robot boy Daryl (Data Analyzing Robot Youth Lifeform). The film begins with an intense chase through hairpin mountain roads as a helicopter chases after a racing automobile and the driver of the car shoves a young boy out of the door. The child is rescued and is adopted by Joyce (Mary Beth Hurt) and Andy (Michael McKean) Richardson, a well-meaning, childless couple. It is only after the Richardsons have adopted Daryl and find that the child can't stop hitting home runs that they realize their adopted son is, in fact, a robot. The Richardsons decide to take Daryl back home -- home being a top security research facility where scientists Dr. Jeffrey Stewart (Josef Sommer) and Ellen Lamb (Kathryn Walker) have "given birth" to the boy robot. Once at the research facility, the Richardsons realize that government forces are determined to destroy Daryl and anyone who knows about him.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Jeffrey Ellis, Allan Scott, David Ambrose, Allan G. Scott
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 19, 2004
Runtime:
Paramount Pictures

Cast

Mary Beth Hurt
as Joyce Richardson
Michael McKean
as Andy Richardson
Kathryn Walker
as Ellen Lamb
Colleen Camp
as Elaine Fox
Josef Sommer
as Dr. Jeffrey Stewart
Ron Frazier
as Gen. Graycliffe
Steve Ryan
as Howie Fox
David Wohl
as Mr. Nesbitt
Danny Corkill
as Turtle Fox
Amy Linker
as Sherie Lee Fox
Ed Grady
as Mr. Bergen
Richard Hammatt
as Dr. Mulligan
Tucker McGuire
as Mrs. Bergen
Richard Hammat
as Dr. Mulligan
Charlie Gudger
as Basketball Kid
Stacy Woods
as Basketball Kid
Pat Fuleihan
as Woman at Window
Noreen Lange
as Facility Matron
Ginny Light
as Plump Woman
Patrick Branner
as Mark Bennet
Susan West
as Andrea
Benjamin Peterson
as Piano Pupil
Hardy Rawls
as Bull McKenzie
Sean Hower
as Hannibal
James LaPointe
as `Goodbye Coach' Kid
Joseph Reed
as Facility Doctor
James H. Armfield
as Photographer
Kevin O'Neill
as 1st Technician
Russ Wheeler
as Copilot
Kevin O'Neil
as Technician
Paul Darby
as Technician
Blain Fairman
as Maj. Willows
Robert Arden
as Colonel
William Roberts
as Committee Man
Christopher Muncke
as Committee Man
Burtt Harris
as Air Force General
Major Wiley
as Operative USAF
Ronald C. Frazier
as Gen. Graycliffe
James Fitzpatrick
as Tascom Security Sold...
Matt Butler
as Trooper
Kevin J. O'Neill
as 1st Technician
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Critic Reviews for D.A.R.Y.L.

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (5)

There's an intrinsic emotional pull to this earnest tale of parents in search of a child.

Full Review… | April 2, 2014
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

To be sure, we`re not talking about a bad movie, just one that could have been so much better.

Full Review… | April 2, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Second half of the picture is the most far-fetched and also the most fun ...

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

A filming-by-numbers mix of small-town nostalgia, soapy family drama and high-tech sfx, this Dreary Android Runaway Yarn Lags way behind the Spielberg thoroughbreds it tries so hard to ape.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

If there is a subtext to ''D.A.R.Y.L.,'' and I'm not entirely sure there is, it's that one should always be kind to a computer, because a computer might be somebody's brother.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

'80s robot-becomes-human story falls flat.

Full Review… | January 13, 2015
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for D.A.R.Y.L.

½

Astounding to see there is an 80's movie left that I haven't seen! I have to say that I enjoyed this vastly more than my recent revisiting of The Goonies!
Barett Oliver was such a cute child actor. It really is a shame he had a reasonably short movie career.
Here he plays daryl, who is part robot, part human. Yes, it's a boys movie, but is a likable and enjoyable one. Though it looks dated and very typically 80's, for me that was part of it's charm.

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Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Gosh, I saw this such a long time ago, I don't remember it, I should watch it again some day.

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Aj V

Super Reviewer

½

Daryl is a boy genius who lives with his foster parents. The government soon come after him.

thmtsang
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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