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The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)

Lucy Deakins , Jay Underwood , Nick Castle  |  PG |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Lucy Deakins, Jay Underwood, Bonnie Bedelia, Fred Savage, Colleen Dewhurst
  • Directors: Nick Castle
  • Writers: Nick Castle
  • Producers: Brian E. Frankish, Gary Adelson, Richard Vane
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: July 8, 2003
  • Run Time: 114 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00009AVA3
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #158,920 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Boy Who Could Fly" on IMDb

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A poignant, uplifting fable about a young girl and her relationship with a mute boy who dreams of flying. Together they learn if you wish hard enough, anything is possible.Year: 1986Director: Nick CastleStarring: Lucy Deakins, Jay Underwood, Bonnie Bedelia, Fred Savage

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Eric, Can You Really Fly?" March 27, 2006
Format:DVD
Mrs. Michaelson (Bonnie Bedelia) and her two children Milly (Lucy Deakins) and Louis (Fred Savage) have just moved into a new neighborhood following the recent death of their husband/Father. They hope to begin a new life and make new friends as the try to deal with the grief of their loss.

While trying to deal with her own personal grief, Milly finds an unexpected friend in Eric (Jay Underwood) the strange boy next store who never speaks and stands on the roof of his house with arms spread as though he were an airplane getting ready to take flight.

After a little investigation she discovers that Eric lost both parents in a plane crash and hasn't spoken or communicated with anyone since. Milly decides to break through the wall he has built around himself and lead him back to wholeness. As you might have guessed by now feelings other than just friendship soon develop between the two disinfranchised teenagers.

'The Boy Who Could' is an absolutely wonderful tale of hope, belief and the healing power of love. Lucy Deakins is one of the most charming and beautiful young women I've ever seen on film and was absolutely perfect for this role. The entire cast is excellent as well, especially Fred Savage as the little brother.

Truly one of the four or five greatest family movies ever made!
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars They don't make 'em like this anymore. July 29, 2003
Format:DVD
I'm so tired of modern family movies full of fart jokes or movies where teenagers make love to pastries and it's supposed to be funny and then they staple on some superficial message at the end in an attempt to be poignant and balance out all the trash that came before. Every other week we are tortured with some nonsense of this caliber and whenever I wish for a movie that stands out from the crowd I have to go back in time and consider some overlooked gem. The Boy Who Could Fly is exactly that.

The characters seem so real and their emotions genuine, it builds at a slow pace but it never gets boring and story development is consistent. This is not a ferociously loud summer crowd-pleaser or something bloated with pointless SFX. Very few movies have the power to make a whole story out of characters and situation alone without feeling the need for some ridiculous set piece or blaring thrash metal guitars.

In fact Bruce Broughton's score is the wonderful opposite of that. The performances, especially the two leads, are flawless and the direction is far more refined than the typical. Everything in this movie comes together perfectly to make a film so unique and charming. If you have lost your faith in the current dreck that graces our screens and if you want a family movie with some meaning and subtext then check this out. And keep an eye out for director John Carpenter as on of the Coupe De Villes.

The DVD is in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen and in Dolby 2.0. It has an introduction by Jay Underwood and director Nick (Michael Myers) Castle, they also feature in a commentary with Lucy Deakins and Fred Savage.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Magical February 7, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
I first saw this movie on cable about twelve years ago, and I liked it immensely. But I'd have to say I absolutely loved it when I saw it on the Disney Channel a couple of days ago. Shot for virtually nothing and lacking the usual smarmy high school lowlifes, not only is it a heartwarming, inspiring, and gentle film, it also showcases the fine acting skills and engaging qualities of two actors who--at the time of the film's release--were literally on the edge of stardom. But neither Lucy Deakins nor Jay Underwood have been able to "break through" in Hollywood yet, even though they deserve it.
The always loveable Lucy Deakins, in particular, seems to be in absentia, last appearing in the Disney film Cheetah in 1989 (a film I want to see but can't, because Disney doesn't sell it anymore, in all likelihood because it's not cost-effective). You may remember that Underwood played a young Sonny Bono in the ABC-TV Movie of the Week Sonny & Cher about a year ago.
Nevertheless, Deakins absolutely shines here as a teenage girl whose cancer-laden father has recently committed suicide so his wife and kids would not see him die so miserably. Her Mom and little brother (played well by Bonnie Bedelia and a young Fred Savage) move to a new neighborhood, where she ultimately meets a boy (Underwood, who pulls off a remarkable performance) who has shut himself off from society after his parents died in a plane crash and is forced to live with his likeable but irresponsible alcoholic uncle (played by Fred Gwynne, his wonderful swan song). I have read a number of reviews and synopses that describe the Underwood character as autistic, but unless I am mistaken, I do not believe the film ever refers to him as such.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars To Affinity and Beyond by garrie keyman March 13, 2004
Format:VHS Tape
As a rule, where cinema is concerned, I find what's bad rarely gets better, while what's good rarely gets worse. The 1999 Warner Bros. release of The Boy Who Could Fly remains true to the formula, this Nick Castle (The Last Starfighter; Dennis the Menace) family film as poignant and as delicately powerful today as it was upon its original 1986 theatrical debut.
While this well-balanced and sensitively penned feature was both written and directed by Castle, the movie's five-star rating owes a great deal of its appeal to two of the best (then-)teenage actors I've ever had the pleasure to watch. As the 14-year old Millie Michaelson, Lucy Deakins offers a superbly layered performance depicting a girl shadowed by the loss of her father to cancer and her family's subsequent move to a new home and neighborhood. As Millie's mother (aptly portrayed by Bonnie Bedelia) struggles to cope with a husband's death and the stress of re-entering the workforce, Millie faces a loneliness sharply deepened by the rejection of her catty new classmates and the necessity of picking up an understandable parental slack.
One of Millie's new neighbors is the curiously mute Eric (Jay Underwood), a lad steeped in a private world that no one is able to penetrate. Eric has lived with his softhearted amiable alcoholic uncle (Fred Gwynne) since the age of five, when Eric's parents perished in a plane crash. Since then, Eric has not spoken; his primary pastime consisting of perching in his bedroom window and staring skyward with his arms extended as if he were, himself, a plane. Underwood proves so convincing as Eric that not only can the audience easily forget he is not genuinely autistic, but they are gently transported into his world so faithfully that Eric's conduct makes absolute sense.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great movie!
Published 16 days ago by rachel mcqueary
5.0 out of 5 stars Uplifting movie
Movie from my youth that taught me the importance of compassion, hope, believing in miracles, being nice to the people unfairly shunned by the judgmental mainstream, listening to... Read more
Published 20 days ago by JKSO
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
Just like I remebered as a kid!!
Published 21 days ago by GGriffith
5.0 out of 5 stars boy who could fly
a great PG movie. My girls love it. They watch it at least once a week. About a young boy who likes to sit on his roof. things happen from there
Published 3 months ago by Celia Leach
5.0 out of 5 stars Childhood
Bought for a friend as a present. She started to cry since it was her favorite movie as a child....Awesome!
Published 3 months ago by Amber Rigg
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical Memories
One of the most endearing and magical specials, ever! I watched it years ago with my kids. I have never been able to get it out of my head. Yes, it's dated. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Hannah Forth
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweetly nostalgic.
I first saw The Boy Who Could Fly when I was 10 years old and it captured my heart. The story of a boy who everyone thought was 'special' (something I could relate to as a child. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mame
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Family Movie!
It brings me back to my childhood when I first saw this movie. It made my imagination run wild. Great for all ages!
Published 4 months ago by Jaison
5.0 out of 5 stars Great family movie
Very good drama! Made me laugh and cry! My seven and nine year old loved it too, we will watch again.
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Movie had error
The movie kept stopping at the same spot. It had to be fast forward and about 5 mins of the movie had to be skipped.
Published 5 months ago by Tanya Simon
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