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

Well, here we are.

What do you think?

lt's nice.

What do you think, Louis?

l think he likes it, Mom.

Ride your bikes, too.

lt's really dark.

Let's get some light in here.

Listen, guys, there's only one bathroom.

So we're all gonna have to share.

lt's the only drawback. This is yours, Mil.

What do you think?

Of course,

we'll have to change the wallpaper.

The people who lived here before us

had two boys.

So both the kids' bedrooms

have boys' wallpaper.

This looks great, Mom.

l think you're going to like it.

lt's really very subtle.





Hey, what's going on?

What's he doing?

l'd say an F-15.

Let's go, Max. Move out!

This goes over here.

Excuse me.

These your groceries?


l'm Geneva Goodman.

l live down the street.

l guess you'll go to Taft.

l go to St. Monica's Catholic School.

Shitty cafeteria.

l suppose this is your Coke, too.

We're going to be great friends.

Excuse me.

Drop in again some time, will you?

We're going to miss you, you stupid goof!

You're finished, pal.

Heel, Hitler!

Well, look at this.

Where do you think you're going,

Soldier Boy?

Just around the block.

Just around the block?

Nobody goes around the block here

unless you get our okay.

And you don't got it.

See, l'm new,

and l just moved down the street.

-So l didn't know.

-Shut up, Soldier Boy.

What do you say, guys? 10 seconds?

We'll give you a 10-second head start,

then your ass is grass.


Wait a second.



four, five, six...

seven, eight, nine, ten.

Go on! Get him!

Get back here, you coward!

There he is! Let's get him!

Get him!

lt's a fantastic mall.

Movie theater, all the best clothes.

-How much allowance do you get?


l'd like you to meet Geneva.

Geneva, this is my mom.

This is my brother, Sonny.


Say hello to your new neighbors, idiot.

Nice to meet you.

-Well, see you later.


See you later.

So you guys thought

you weren't going to make any friends.


Hi, honey.

l was in bed.

l was almost asleep, and l just....

l got the strongest feeling

that something was missing.

That we forgot something at home.

So l came downstairs

and started going through everything.

l checked all the furniture.

l went over the inventory

from the moving company.

lt's all here.

And l realized...

what it was.

lt's not going to be easy, honey.

l'm really going to need your help.

l know, Mom.

Yeah, l know you do.

You better get to sleep.

You've got a big day tomorrow.

Good night, Mom.

You didn't forget anything back home,

did you, girl?

We're late! Move it!

Louis, get dressed real fast. We're late.

Come on! Pretend you're a fireman.

You guys aren't moving very fast.

Where's your shirt?

l can't find my shirt.

-Would you help me....

-l got it, Mom. We're gonna be so late.

lf there's slobber on this shirt,

you're gonna get it.

You've got to take him to room number 3.

lt's right next to the school office.

Here's lunch money, honey.

-No soda.

-l can find it.

Milly better take you.

-No problem. You guys are already late.

-Are you sure?

-Yeah, no problem.


You be good.

First days count.

The name's Louis Michaelson.

lf this is the third grade, l got to be here.

So where do l sit?

Now, as to the theme....

Hello. You must be Amelia.

Yes, ma'am.

Come, Amelia.

Sit in this middle seat, will you, please?


this is Amelia Michaelson.

She's a new student here at Taft...

and l hope that

you will make her feel very welcome.

Amelia, we're discussing

Romeo and Juliet today.

The theme:
young love.

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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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