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

Genres - Children's/Family, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Sci-Fi Action  |   Release Date - May 31, 1985 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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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.

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cyborg, adoption, boy, top-secret, corruption, military