D.A.R.Y.L. is a 1985 science fiction film directed by Simon Wincer and written by David Ambrose, Allan Scott, and Jeffrey Ellis. The film's title is an acronym for Data-Analyzing Robot Youth Lifeform. It tells the story of D.A.R.Y.L. (Barret Oliver), a seemingly ordinary 10-year-old boy who is, in fact, a government-created AI experiment with superior intellect and abilities. After escaping the lab, D.A.R.Y.L. is adopted by a loving family and begins experiencing a normal childhood. However, government agents are determined to retrieve their creation, putting D.A.R.Y.L.'s new life at risk. This heartwarming film delves into the power of family love. D.A.R.Y.L.'s foster parents are played by Michael McKean and Mary Beth Hurt. Gene Siskel gave it thumbs down, but Roger Ebert recommended it.
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