Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday's Forgotten Film: The Boy Who Could Fly

I haven't discussed a movie for this feature in awhile, so I'll get back to them with this one recommended by a coworker of mine.  The Boy Who Could Fly is about a teen girl who befriends an austistic boy in the neighborhood she moves into.  The boy never speaks a word, but spends hours in his backyard trying to fly.

The girl is encouraged by her teacher (played by the late Colleen Dewhurst) to get closer to the boy, which she does.  The girl later is knocked out in a fall and dreams that the boy is successful in learning to fly.  As she recovers, the boy is taken to an institution.  Will the two be reunited?  I haven't seen this film, but I'm interested to find out.  The film also stars a young Fred Savage.

The film is available for viewing at YouTube (for a fee) and probably at other streaming services as well.  It's also available on DVD

Here is a fan-made music video that features various scenes from the film.  Enjoy!

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