I found it amazing that Barret Oliver hasn't maintained a carreer in acting since Never Ending Story, D.A.R.Y.L. and Cocoon. Was he in anything else? I found a reference that he worked as a location manager for the filming of a so-so bank heist genre film with Scott Foley...supposedly its setting was right in my town of Eugene, Oregon, named after a cool bar on the edge of the college campus, Rennies Landing. The film ended up using another name, which I cant recall at the moment. Anyways, trying to keep the references pre 2004 and look at parallels. D.A.R.Y.L. was an artificial intelligence military computer in the form of a child robot and F.R.I.T.Z. is just a boy, but appears on a computer instrument panel on the 9th floor that supposedly has an artificial intelligence robot butler named Betamax. Betamax was at one time thought to be the next generation of video tape standard. I tthink it had a good chance and was likely to work with Japan backing it, but somehow it lost out to the VHS style (again, thats just from memory...i'll google the history later). Anyways, this reference is a good start in considering that a film reference might be critical to solving this case and that has been the basis of most of my logic since sitting through a viewing of Cannon Ball Run II...ugh.