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Boy Who Could Fly
     

The Boy Who Could Fly

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Director: Nick Castle Jr.

Cast: Lucy Deakins, Jay Underwood, Bonnie Bedelia

 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/14/2012
UPC:
0883316487891
Original Release:
1986
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Archives
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:48:00
Sales rank:
19,545

Special Features

Closed Caption; Feature-Length Audio Commentary By Jay Underwood, Lucy Deakins, Fred Savage And Writer/Director Nick Castle; Introduction By Jay Underwood And Nick Castle

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lucy Deakins Milly
Jay Underwood Eric
Bonnie Bedelia Charlene
Fred Savage Louis
Colleen Dewhurst Mrs. Sherman
Louise Fletcher Psychiatrist
Fred Gwynne Uncle Hugo
Jake Max
Barbara Miller Actor
Terry David Mulligan Mr. Brandt
Tommy Lee Wallace The Coupes de Villes
Mindy Cohn Geneva
Janet MacLachlan Mrs. D'Gregario
Jennifer Michas Mona
Michelle Bardeaux Erin
Aura Pithart Colette
Chris Arnold Sonny
Sean Kelso Bad Boy
Meredith Bain Woodward Female Administrator
Raimund Stamm 1st Attendant
Dan Zale 2nd Attendant
Dwight Koss Dad
James McLarty Tour Guide
Betty Phillips Institute Receptionist
Tannis Rae Ms. O'Neil
Angela Gann Mrs. Betuel
Scott Irvine Officer
Karen Siegel Dr. Karen Siegel
John Carpenter The Coupe De Villes
Nick Castle The Coupe de Villes
Warren Carr Guest Coupe
Cameron Bancroft Joe
Thomas Heaton Dr. Nelson
Jason Priestley Gary

Technical Credits
Nick Castle Director,Screenwriter
Gary Adelson Producer
Stephen Bishop Songwriter
James D. Bissell Production Designer
Bruce Broughton Score Composer,Songwriter
Warren Carr Production Designer
Richard Edlund Special Effects
Brian Frankish Associate Producer
Jim Halty Stunts
Adam Holender Cinematographer
Trish Keating Costumes/Costume Designer
Patrick Kennedy Editor
Graeme Murray Art Director
Maurice Parkhurst Makeup
Steven Poster Cinematographer
Kimberley Richardson Set Decoration/Design
John Scott Stunts
Jim Teegarden Set Decoration/Design
John Thomas Special Effects
Richard Vane Co-producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Boy Who Could Fly
1. Moving Day (Credits). [4:37]
2. Meeting The Neighbors. [3:16]
3. What's Missing. [3:03]
4. Latecomers. [3:59]
5. Boy Next Door. [6:07]
6. Up Close. [4:30]
7. Eric's Room. [4:04]
8. Uncle Hugo. [3:39]
9. Drinks With Geneva. [4:14]
10. Mrs. Sherman's Idea. [3:54]
11. Working With Eric. [3:22]
12. On The Ball. [2:38]
13. Bad Day For All. [6:17]
14. Tear For The Michaelsons. [2:24]
15. Beyond Her Reach. [3:33]
16. Dream Flyers. [6:42]
17. Belief In Magic. [4:39]
18. Uncle Hugo Messes Up. [3:05]
19. No Visitors Allowed. [4:03]
20. Louis Quits. [5:19]
21. Recovery Effort. [1:48]
22. Friendship Ring. [3:44]
23. Runaways. [4:08]
24. Real Flyers [3:53]
25. Aftermath. [3:06]
26. Running The Gauntlet. [2:50]
27. We Can All Fly. [1:23]
28. End Credits. [3:06]

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The Boy Who Could Fly 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i'm sure others like me had seen this little cute movie when we all were younger but years later forgot about it or remembered a scene or two but forgot the name. thus was the case with this movie. its one of the most under rated rated movies i've come by next to another favorite drop dead fred and ladyhawke. this is the story of a boy and his neighbor and a connection beyond friendship and how the boy dreams of flying. i was surprised that this was written AND directed by the original michael myers from halloween. seems that an actor can write a good story, example, bill paxton who i think written but directed frailty. this was a good movie and isn't like all those other weird movies that are today and trying to please a certain general audience too hard. with this it seems realistic and the performances were awesome especially the leads and fred savage who's just adorable especially max the dog. recommend this to any old or new fan. worth a check. a classic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Me and my friends love lame movies, and this is our favorite. We laugh our heads off! So for all the rest of you lame 80's movies fans out there--you'll love it! This is also where I learned how to fold a paper airplane, haha. For the parents: there is one scene where the teenage girls get drunk, and you might want to fast-forward that. Also her kid brother cusses some. Other than that, good for the whole family!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been watching this movie since my mom deemed me old enough and I never get sick of it. It is a great story and it makes me cry every time I watch it. The song "walking on air" gets to me even when I'm not watching the movie. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this film is brilliant it has everything a film needs comedy,romance,adventure.i can't find this film in any shops but it is a classic 80's film.