ABOUT THE FILM
D.A.R.Y.L. (also known as DARYL or T.O.D in its delayed Russian release) is a 1985 film directed by Simon Wincer. It was produced by John Heyman, Burtt Harris and Gabrielle Kelly. The screenplay was written by David Ambrose, Allan Scott and Jeffrey Ellis. It stars Mary Beth Hurt, Michael McKean, Kathryn Walker, Colleen Camp, Josef Sommer and Barret Oliver.
Principle photography for D.A.R.Y.L. took places in Pinewood Studios, London with additional filming taking place in Orlando, Florida and Dillsboro, North Carolina.
During its release, D.A.R.Y.L. failed to make into the Top 5 box office. It received mixed critical reviews with a critic for The New York Times describing it as “The best that can be said about D.A.R.Y.L…. is that it’s inoffensive”. 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”.
However, produced on an estimated budget of $12m the film was a commercial success with worldwide box office receipts of $25m.
Year of Film
Barret Oliver, Mary Beth Hurt, Kathryn Walker, Colleen Camp, Josef Sommer, Michael McKean, Danny Corkill, Steve Ryan, Amy Linker
Origin of Film
UK | USA
Genre(s) of Film
Adventure | Family | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Budget: $12,000,000 (Estimated)
Opening Weekend: Unknown
Gross: $25,000,000 (Worldwide)
Type of Poster
Style of Poster
Origin of Poster
Year of Poster
40″ x 30″
NSS # / Printer Markings
He’s smart, nice, liked by all.
Why is he targeted for destruction?
He can’t be kept a secret any longer