- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 5, 2008
- Originally Released: 1985
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Single Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 06/12/1985
A family takes in a young orphaned boy, only to later discover that he is actually a sophisticated mechanical device for whom the U.S. Military has wicked plans. They must fool the government in order to save his life.
Everyone in town is in awe of young Daryl's extraordinary talents and abilities, and so are his foster parents. He can perform advanced mathematics, master complex video games at first try, and hit home runs in his very first baseball game. Add to that his genuinely charismatic appeal and you have a special child. Very special... A child in jeopardy, too, because the military has a Top Secret interest in Daryl that threatens his very existence. The most sophisticated computers and scientists are pitted against Daryl's incredible gifts in an adventure that will determine whether human spirit can triumph over cold science.
Source - Paramount
Escaping from a maximum security research facility, D.A.R.Y.L. (Data Analyzing Robot Youth Lifeform) is rescued and adopted by the Richardsons. All is happily domestic until D.A.R.Y.L.'s actual "parents," two scientists, come to claim him. The Richardson's soon realize that their adopted son is more than flesh and blood, but wires and microchips as well.
- Filmed in Panavision, TVC color, Dolby stereo.