A seemingly normal young boy turns out to be a top secret, military-created robot with superhuman abilities.

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Simon Wincer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Beth Hurt ... Joyce Richardson
Michael McKean ... Andy Richardson
Kathryn Walker ... Dr. Ellen Lamb
Colleen Camp ... Elaine Fox
Josef Sommer ... Dr. Jeffrey Stewart
Ron Frazier Ron Frazier ... General Graycliffe
Steve Ryan ... Howie Fox
David Wohl ... Mr. Nesbitt
Danny Corkill ... Turtle Fox
Amy Linker ... Sherie Lee Fox
Barret Oliver ... Daryl
Ed Grady ... Mr. Bergen (as Ed L. Grady)
Tucker McGuire ... Mrs. Bergen
Richard Hammatt Richard Hammatt ... Dr. Mulligan
Charlie Gudger 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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The Government created him. Now, they want to destroy him. See more »

Genres:

Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Dr. Lamb says, "General, a machine becomes human when you can't tell the difference anymore." This summarizes the famous Turing Test, devised by Alan Turing, a founder of modern computer theory. See more »

Goofs

As Daryl is playing Pole Position on Sherie Lee's computer, you can see the game's lap counter skip from Lap 5 to Lap 8, also, the game's score counter jumps from 49,000 to 75,000. See more »

Quotes

Daryl: Doctor, What am I?
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Connections

Spoofed in DuckTales: Happy Birthday, Doofus Drake! (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Back To The City
by Ron Keel and Kenny Chaisson
Performed by Keel
Courtesy of Gold Mountain Records, Limited
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The best feel good film ever,if you feel depressed go rent it.
3 December 2000 | by og_byrneSee all my reviews

This is one of my favorites film ever.It's a very nostalgic film for me because I saw it a lot when I was small,even now that I'm 19,I have the video and I never get bored of it. Barret Oliver is just fantastic as Daryl,it's very sad that he stop acting because he was truly talented.Now that films are just about sex,Blood,and more sex it's good to turn to a feel good film like Daryl.I would also like to say that the title song of the film (Somewhere I belong)is very nice and the lyrics go very well with the film. My personal ratings would be 10/10


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

D.A.R.Y.L. See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,649,832, 16 June 1985

Gross USA:

$7,840,873

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,840,873
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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