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A ten-year-old boy (Barret Oliver) found at the edge of a road is picked up and later adopted by a young childless couple (Mary Beth Hurt, Michael McKean). They begin to raise him, but find that he has several odd habits. When another couple claiming to be his parents come to pick him up, they begin to suspect there's more to the boy than meets the eye.


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
Tucker McGuire
as Mrs. Bergen
Richard Hammatt
as Dr. Mulligan
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
James Fitzpatrick
as Tascom Security Soldier
Matt Butler
as Trooper
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Critic Reviews for D.A.R.Y.L.

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (8)

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

  • Sep 06, 2010
    Gosh, I saw this such a long time ago, I don't remember it, I should watch it again some day.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Feb 09, 2010
    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.
    Martin D Super Reviewer
  • Apr 12, 2009
    This was an enjoyable family film from the 80's. It certainly had some colourful language for a PG film haha. Barret Oliver (from The Neverending Story) was really good in the film, he was a strong child actor and I think he really made this film work.
    Marcey I Super Reviewer
  • Mar 22, 2009
    Daryl is a boy genius who lives with his foster parents. The government soon come after him.
    Candy R Super Reviewer

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