|D.A.R.Y.L 1985 PG, 100 min.|
Genre: Family / Sci-Fi
Director: Simon Wincer
Cast: Mary Beth Hurt, Michael McKean, Colleen Camp, Kathryn Walker, Josef Sommer, Ron Frazier, Steve Ryan, David Wohl, Barret Oliver, Danny Corkill, Ed Grady, Blain Fairman, Amy Linker, Tucker McGuire, Hardy Rawls
Daryl (Barret Oliver) is a boy with amnesia who is found by the side of the road. Because he doesn't know who his real parents are, he is placed with foster parents, Joyce and Andy Richardson (Mary Beth Hurt and Michael McKean), and gradually grows to like them. His name is an acronym, and he represents a secret government experiment (Data Analyzing Robot Youth Lifeform), a clone combined with a computer. The G-men want him back, and Daryl wants to stay with his new family. A touching story, especially for kids.
|A Matter of Principle 1984 TV, 56 min.|
Director: Gwen Arner
Cast: Alan Arkin, Barbara Dana, Virginia Madsen, Danny Corkill, Mary Seibel, Deanna Dunagan, Hillary Wolf, Gary Cole, Tony Arkin, Aaron Freeman
Highly principled Flagg Purdy (Alan Arkin) goes too far when he destroys the Christmas tree that his wife (Barbara Dana) and their 11 children bring home on the grounds that it was extravagant. After his wife and children leave him, Flagg must rethink his Scrooge-like behavior.
|Mrs. Soffel 1984 PG-13, 113 min.|
Director: Gillian Armstrong
Cast: Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson, Matthew Modine, Edward Herrmann, Jennifer Dundas, Trini Alvarado, Terry O'Quinn, Danny Corkill, Harley Cross, Pippa Pearthree
Taking place around the beginning of the 19th century, this film deals with the role of women. Mrs. Soffel (Diane Keaton) is a prison warden's wife who reads the Bible to her husband's convicts. Two prisoners (Mel Gibson and Matthew Modine) play on her sympathy, and she aids them in their escape.
|Without a Trace 1983 PG, 120 min.|
Director: Stanley R. Jaffe
Cast: Kate Nelligan, Judd Hirsch, David Dukes, Stockard Channing, Jacqueline Brookes, Keith McDermott, Kathleen Widdoes, William Duell, William H. Macy, Danny Corkill
Based on a true story (with a different ending) this is the tale of Susan Selky's (Kate Nelligan) ordeal when her six-year-old son (Danny Corkill) disappears after leaving home to walk to school.
|1. D.A.R.Y.L (1985)|
2. A Matter of Principle (1984)
3. Mrs. Soffel (1984)
4. Without a Trace (1983)
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