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The Boy Who Could Fly [DVD] [1986]

  • SKU: 20639271
  • Release Date: 08/14/2012
  • Rating: PG

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    34% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 3)

    Special Features

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


    The Boy Who Could Fly
    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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Lucy Deakins
      Lucy Deakins - Milly
    • Jay Underwood
      Jay Underwood - Eric
    • Bonnie Bedelia
      Bonnie Bedelia - Charlene
    • Fred Savage
      Fred Savage - Louis
    • Colleen Dewhurst
      Colleen Dewhurst - Mrs. Sherman

    Customer rating

    Rating 2.7 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      WARNING DVD-R Copy


      This is WB Archive Collection, it is not an original movie, it is a made on Demand DVD-R copy, and most of these don't play too well. WB is notorious for recalling the originals and putting out a dvd-R Copy which makes them more money and they don't have to pay for marketing on these. I think it is a horrible thing WB would do this to the loyal customers who love these movies... I would rate this movie 3 to 4 stars otherwise

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Film, Kids Will Love It


      'The Boy Who Could Fly,' while mainly aimed at younger viewers, is still a good movie in its own right with some very touching moments. Nice anamorphic widescreen presentation and bonus commentary. Recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      I fell asleep during the first 20 minutes

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      I remember this being a good movie when I was young.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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