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Cast

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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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The Gamekeeper is an actual shop located in the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, California; a few miles from Universal Studios. The shop originally specialized in sophisticated role-playing games, such as the popular Dungeons & Dragons series. Since the time of the film it has relocated to a smaller store space within the mall and sells mainly mainstream board games. There are now also several franchise locations at other malls around the country. See more »

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When Davey calls Kelly Field Air Force Base from the phone booth, he asks for "Master Sgt Hal Osbourne", but near the end of the film, Hal identifies himself as a Staff Sgt. Given his age, the former is more likely, which would be an E7 pay grade. See more »

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Davey Osborne: [Davey grabs up the Jack Flack minature figure off the game board and puts it in his pocket] . Time to go, Jack!
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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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