With Fred Savage, Bonnie Bedelia, Jay Underwood, Lucy Deakins, Mindy Cohn, Fred Gwynne, Colleen Dewhurst, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Priestley, Janet MacLachlan, Jennifer Michas, Michelle Bardeaux, Aura Pithart, Chris Arnold, Sean Kelso, Meredith Bain Woodward, Raimund Stamm, Dan Zale, Dwight Koss, Jim McLarty
The Boy Who Could Fly is a 1986 film written and directed by Nick Castle. It was produced by Lorimar Productions for 20th Century Fox, and released theatrically on August 14, 1986.
The film stars Lucy Deakins as 15-year-old Milly Michaelson, Jay Underwood as Eric Gibb, a boy with autism, Bonnie Bedelia as Milly's mother, Fred Savage as Milly's little brother, Colleen Dewhurst as a teacher, Fred Gwynne as Eric's uncle, Janet MacLachlan, and Mindy Cohn. After the suicide of her terminally ill father, Milly becomes friends with Eric, who lost both of his parents to a plane crash. Together, Eric and Milly find ways to cope with the loss and the pain as they escape to faraway places.