Day-O (film)

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For the song often called "Day-O", see Banana Boat Song.
Day-O (1992) Film Poster.jpg
Written by Bruce Franklin Singer
Directed by Michael Schultz
Starring Delta Burke
Elijah Wood
Carlin Glynn
Charles Shaughnessy
Music by Lee Holdridge
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Steve White
Producer(s) Barbara Bernardi
Ira Shuman
Cinematography Isidore Mankofsky
Editor(s) Christopher Holmes
Running time 120 minutes
Production company(s) Walt Disney Television
Steve White Productions
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Original network NBC
Original release May 3, 1992 (1992-05-03)

Day-O is a 1992 American made-for-television fantasy-comedy film about an imaginary childhood friend, "Dayo", played by Elijah Wood, of a woman played by Delta Burke.[1] The film aired on NBC as a presentation of Disney Night at the Movies on May 3, 1992.


The return of an imaginary childhood friend, Dayo, helps a woman named Grace Connors through various crises, Grace struggles against her timidity to save her grandfather's restaurant. The arrival of her imaginary childhood friend spurs her on to success.



Day-O currently holds 50% of audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.[2]


  1. ^ Sherman, Fraser A. (2000). Cyborgs, Santa Claus and Satan: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films Made for Television. McFarland & Company. p. 47. ISBN 9780786443413.
  2. ^ "Day-O (1992)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 20 May 2017.

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