The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)

Genres - Drama, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Childhood Drama  |   Release Date - Aug 15, 1986 (USA)  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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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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flying, adolescence, birds, autism, boy, teacher, mute