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11-year-old Davey, whose mother is dead and whose father doesn't spend nearly enough time with him. So the boy loses himself in video games--and even has an imaginary friend, a ... See full summary »

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Davey Osborne
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Jack Flack / Hal Osborne
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Rice
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Kim Gardener
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George MacCready
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Eunice MacCready
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Alvarez
Tim Rossovich ...
Haverman
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Morris (as Bill Forsythe)
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Lt. Fleming
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Marilyn Gardener
Linden Chiles ...
Airport Security Chief
Robert Curtin ...
Murdoch
William Marquez ...
Airport Security Guard #1
Wendell Wright ...
Airport Security Guard #2
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11-year-old Davey, whose mother is dead and whose father doesn't spend nearly enough time with him. So the boy loses himself in video games--and even has an imaginary friend, a super-resourceful secret agent. When he accidentally comes into possession of a spy group's secret plans, and winds up on the run from them, he must learn to rely on himself and his imaginary pal to save his skin. But, in the end, Dad proves to be his real hero. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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10 August 1984 (USA)  »

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Although the movie has gained a reputation for being something of an Atari 5200 commercial, there is a ColecoVision, the 5200's main competitor, visible in the main room of the Game Keeper. It's visible at the top of the screen as Davie is collapsing the walkie-talkie's antenna after talking to Rice. See more »

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The secret plans shown on the cartridge are at a very high resolution and include many "camera movements" such as zooms, pull-outs and pans. All of these were impossible to do on an Atari 5200. See more »

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Davey Osborne: Freeze turkey!
[Rice steps back, apparently startled that a kid has a gun, Davey looks back quickly to see Kim running up the steps, then back to Rice]
Davey Osborne: .
Davey Osborne: Take my advice, don't follow us...
[Davey begins to back away, moving in Kim's direction]
Rice: You little punk!
[Rice lunges towards Davey, trying to grab the gun, Davey pulls the trigger which shoots red ink, momentarily blinding Rice]
Rice: Gagh!
[Davey uses the moment of surprise and runs off]
Rice: . Wha?
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How kids movies have changed..
9 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I fondly remember this movie and watch it to this day. Its amazing how, as kids, we saw this movie in the 80s where a child is being chased, shot at, almost stabbed, threaten to have his knee caps blown off and shot in the gut, kill 3 guys (2 not by him but caused by him)and be held hostage...and it was a family film rated PG! Still this movie didn't dumb down the dangers of real violence, international terrorism, espionage, and dangerous people. A movie made like this today would make the kid a genius and the bad guys clumsy and stupid. I do miss serious films like this for kids. They never dumbed it down and took the audience seriously. Movies like Poltergeist, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Dark Crystal (Which scared me to death), The Neverending Story, and more always played to the intelligence of the audience. Now all we have is fart jokes and one-note slapstick. When my kids get old enough I do want them to watch these 80s film and learned to appreciate good film-making, something lacking in the 21st century, and by box-office results, the audience notices it too.


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