Name That Trauma :: Joseph of The Body Count Continues on a Busted Bully & a Boy in a Box

I have two…

The first I saw back in the mid to late ’80s, and the only scene I remember was a bunch of bullies picking on a kid with mental disabilities, and I believe they were near a construction site or a sand pit or something to that effect. The mentally handicapped kid, or maybe even one of the bullies, has his/her arm broken, and one or the other carries him to the hospital (I’m thinking a bully gets his arm broken and the handicapped kid helps him; sounds more correct). It MAY have been one of those After School Specials, and I think the moral of the story was that even handicapped people want to lead normal lives. Any clue?

The second I saw in the mid to late ’80s as well, and it featured a couple who adopted a child, but he may have been artificial, and I know for a fact that his name was Conrad, and he was mailed to them in a box. I have no idea if this was an After School Special or a real movie.

I’ve Googled both, with no luck!

Best,

Joseph



UPDATE: 2nd NAME THAT TRAUMA SOLVED!
Thanks to reader dasklyter for knowing that the robot boy in the box is KONRAD.

That just leaves us with the case of the bullies…

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dasklyter
dasklyter
9 years ago

I remember the 2nd one. I saw it on TV when I was 6 or 7? I looked it up and it is called “Konrad” from 1985 and it was a PBS TV movie. What stuck out in my mind was that he came out of a can and was packed for freshness with a pull ring. Like Fisher peanuts or something…so weird.
Actually the WEIRD part (for a kids movie) was that he looked rotten or dryed out and the lady freaked before realizing she needed to add a special solution to rehydrate the vacuum packed child.

unkle lancifer
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9 years ago

Good job dasklyter!

It looks like konrad is available on youtube too!