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. The film aired on NBC as a presentation of Disney Night at the Movies on May 3, 1992.
- For the song often called "Day-O", see Banana Boat Song.
|Written by||Bruce Franklin Singer|
|Directed by||Michael Schultz|
|Music by||Lee Holdridge|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Steve White|
|Production location(s)||Wilmington, North Carolina|
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
|Running time||120 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Walt Disney Television|
Steve White Productions
|Distributor||Disney–ABC Domestic Television|
|Original release||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.
- Delta Burke as Grace Connors
- Ashley Peldon as Grace (age 4)
- Elijah Wood as Dayo
- Carlin Glynn as Margaret DeGeorgio
- Charles Shaughnessy as Ben Connors
- David Packer as Tony DeGeorgio
- Fred Dalton Thompson as Frank DeGeorgio
- Caroline Dollar as Cory Connors
- Bekka Eaton as Judith
- Richard K. Olsen as Papa Louie
- Michael Hunter as Man at the Park
Carole Kucharewicz of Variety magazine wrote: "Acharming, well-done telepic revolving around a frazzled Delta Burke, "Dayo" is full of Disney "magic" and above-average performances. Telefilm is enjoyable for adults who want some escape from "60 Minutes," but it's doubtful if children will glean much from the well-written script."
- Sherman, Fraser A. (2000). Cyborgs, Santa Claus and Satan: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films Made for Television. McFarland & Company. p. 47. ISBN 9780786443413.