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Last but not least comes a sweet little movie from 1986 about a boy who could fly, called, um, "The Boy Who Could Fly." Jay Underwood starred as Eric, the flying boy who lives next door to Milly, played by Lucy Deakins. (Who are they? Exactly.)
The silent, autistic boy obsessed with airplanes and the lonely new girl strike up an unlikely friendship that's eventually sealed with a kiss. Meanwhile, a cast of familiar '80s faces -- Bonnie Bedelia, Fred Savage and even Mindy Cohn -- round out the film.
So, where did Underwood fly off to at the end of the movie, anyway? If you guessed the heavens, well, you're half-right. The boy who could fly is now a pastor at the First Baptist Church of Weaverville in California. It's an '80s miracle!