D.A.R.Y.L. Movie Review Summary

Actors: Mary Beth Hurt, Michael McKean, Kathryn Walker, Josef Sommer, Ron Frazier

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D.A.R.Y.L. was directed by the Australian director Simon Wincer (Free Willy) in 1985.
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Dr. Mulligan helps Daryl to escape a military laboratory and dies in a car accident. Daryl is then trusted to the Richardson family by the local authorities. The young boy is in fact an experimental robot made temporarily amnesic by Mulligan. During his stay at the Richardson's, Daryl will become the best friend of his young neighbor Turtle and impress Joyce and Andy Richardson by his facility to learn and master all kinds of things. Daryl manages to get very well integrated in the family and starts to experience human feelings. So when Dr. Jeffrey Stewart finally finds him, Daryl's departure will cause a great deal of sorrow among all those who've known him. Back in the laboratory, Daryl is already thinking about a way to definitively leave the scientists.   

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Robots & Computers & VR    -   Yes Robots    -   robot/computer seeks enlightenment Family Relations    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   robot, male Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Earth setting:    -   20th century (1970's to Present) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Forests?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   lab    -   small town

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Tone of movie    -   funny Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing

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