The Boy Who Could Fly

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Released 1986

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Director:
Nick Castle (II)
Released:
1986
Rating:
PG
The Boy Who Could Fly is a 1986 family drama produced by Lorimar Productions for 20th Century Fox and written and directed by Nick Castle. The film stars Lucy Deakins, Bonnie Bedelia, Fred Gwynne, Louise Fletcher and Fred Savage. 14-year-old Millie's (Lucy Deakins) father has just died and her family has moved into a new suburban home. Millie makes friends with her new neighbor Geneva (Mindy Cohn) but is unhappy in her new home, and she and her eight-year-old brother Louis (Fred Savage) have difficulty adjusting to their new schools. Millie eventually becomes acquainted with a strange boy who lives next door named Eric Gibb (Jay Underwood). Eric is autistic and has never spoken a word in his life, but for some reason he feels comfortable and relaxed whenever he is around Millie. On a school field trip, with no one there besides Eric, Millie falls off a bridge while trying to pick a rose. Knocked unconscious, she dreams that she wakes up in the hospital, with Eric sitting on the windowsill. After a conversation with him (wordless on Eric's part), she becomes convinced he can fly. Eric gives her the rose she was trying to reach and then takes her hand as the two begin to fly out of the hospital window. Together, they watch a fireworks display from a cloud before they share a kiss and return to the hospital window. Is Millie suffering a mental breakdown, or is Eric truly a boy who can fly?moreless
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    Drama, Fantasy, Kids

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    Pre-Teens