The Boy Who Could Fly

Synopsis: Charlene Michaelson, her two children - teen-aged Amelia 'Milly' Michaelson and precocious adolescent Louis Michaelson - and their dog Max move into a new house in a new neighborhood after the passing of Charlene's husband/the kids' father, Donald Michaelson. Beyond life without Donald, they are all nervous about starting a new life, which, for Charlene, means getting back into the workforce after thirteen years. Milly quickly settles into the neighborhood if only because she becomes fascinated with their next door neighbor, teen-aged Eric Gibb, who authorities believe is autistic. Orphaned Eric has never spoken a word, and without having been told about the incident, began to think he could fly at the exact moment his parents died in a plane crash. Many believe Eric's belief is because he felt he could thus save his parents. Eric's guardian is his dipsomaniac Uncle Hugo Gibb. Milly's high school teacher, Mrs. Carolyn Sherman, who used to be a special needs teacher, looks after Eric as
Director(s): Nick Castle
Production: 20th Century Fox
  3 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

Pure, passionate, ill-fated.

lt was not original...

even when Shakespeare

wrote this play in 1596.

The charm of Romeo and Juliet

is its language.

When Juliet learns who Romeo is,

she speaks:

''My only love sprung from my only hate!

''Too early seen unknown,

and known too late! ''

l was approaching the red light and

l was coming through this point here.

l put on my brakes,

and the guy smashed right into me.

Please make sure Collins takes that file

to the conference in Chicago.

-Yes, Mr. Brandt.

-Mr. Brandt?


Hi, l'm Charlene Michaelson...

Donald Michaelson's wife.

Yes, of course.

We're all very sorry to hear about Donald.

He was a delightful man.

Thank you.

So l understand you're going to give

the insurance business a go.

Well, l'm not new to the business.

l was a regional manager

when Donald and l first met.

l can't imagine

things have changed so much in 13 years.


-Starting a new graveyard?

-Yeah, Duke got killed.

He was one of your favorites, wasn't he?

He was a good man, but he got careless.

A sniper got him.

You got to be careful in this war.

Why don't you come on inside

and set the table, okay?


-Hi! l'm home.

-Hi, Mom!

How was school?

l got homework already!

What are your teachers like?

Mrs. Sherman, Mom. She's great.

-What about yours, Louis?

-She gave me homework already!

Yeah, well...

guess what?

Your mom's got homework, too.


Suddenly it seems the entire

insurance business is run by computers.

Oh, no.

They got me working on a trial basis

till l can figure it out.

He sent me home with

a whole carload full of books to study.

-lt's okay. l'll be all right.

-l'm sure you will.

l found out about the boy next door.

His name's Eric Gibb.

They think he's autistic.

He's got some marbles loose, or what?

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Nick Castle

Nicholas Charles "Nick" Castle, Jr. (born September 21, 1947) is an American screenwriter, film director and actor best known for his role as Michael Myers in Halloween, directed by his friend John Carpenter. Castle also co-wrote Escape from New York with Carpenter. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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