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Directed bySimon Wincer
Written by
Produced by
  • John Heyman
  • Burtt Harris
  • Gabrielle Kelly
CinematographyFrank Watts
Edited byAdrian Carr
Music byMarvin Hamlisch
World Film Services
Distributed byParamount Pictures (North America)
Columbia Pictures (International; in the UK through Columbia-EMI-Warner Distributors[1])
Release date
  • June 14, 1985 (US)
Running time
100 minutes
CountriesUnited States
United Kingdom
Budget$10 million[2]
Box office$7,840,873[3]

D.A.R.Y.L. is a 1985 science fiction movie written by David Ambrose, Allan Scott, and Jeffrey Ellis. It was directed by Simon Wincer. The movie stars Barret Oliver, Mary Beth Hurt, Michael McKean, Danny Corkill, and Josef Sommer.

D.A.R.Y.L. was released in the United States on June 14, 1985 and later in Singapore on May 5, 1986. The original music score was composed by Marvin Hamlisch.

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D.A.R.Y.L. could not make it into the box office top five. The movie got mixed reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes the movie has 53% approval rating based on 17 reviews.[4] A 1985 reviewer for The New York Times wrote, "The best that can be said about D.A.R.Y.L.... is that it's inoffensive."[5] In his review for Entertainment Tonight, Leonard Maltin said, "This is one of the blandest movies I've seen all year. No punch. No surprises. No juice, especially in the way it's directed."[6]

DVD Verdict states "wooden" acting and a "preposterous" plot. But it ultimately ends with "a formulaic slice of family entertainment that doesn't do much new but follows the blueprint well enough to warrant a look."[7]

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  1. "D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)". BBFC. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  2. "AFI|Catalog". catalog.afi.com.
  3. "D.A.R.Y.L." Box Office Mojo.
  4. "D.A.R.Y.L." Rotten Tomatoes.
  5. Vincent Canby (June 14, 1985). "Screen: DARYL". The New York Times.
  6. "YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  7. "DVD Verdict". Archived from the original on 2012-12-16.

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