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Cloak & Dagger (1984)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  10 August 1984 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Davey Osborne
Jack Flack / Hal Osborne
Kim Gardener
George MacCready
Eunice MacCready
Tim Rossovich ...
Morris (as Bill Forsythe)
Lt. Fleming
Marilyn Gardener
Linden Chiles ...
Airport Security Chief
Robert Curtin ...
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Airport Security Guard #1
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Airport Security Guard #2


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 {}

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Davey's hero was imaginary . . . but the enemy agents were real! See more »


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10 August 1984 (USA)  »

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According to Dabney Coleman, he did not get along with director Richard Franklin. See more »


When Jack Flack tells Davey to switch the games,he throws him a factory sealed game-box.Yet at the exchange scene when the bad guys picks it up and looks at it,the game has a sticker on the back, that says The Gamekeeper which is the name of the store Davy got it from. Considering it was factory sealed that sticker shouldn't have been there. See more »


[last lines]
Davey Osborne: How'd you escape?
Hal Osborne: Jack Flack always escapes.
Davey Osborne: I don't need him anymore. I've got you, Dad.
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Referenced in Dabney Coleman Fever (2005) See more »

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Classic for kids, enjoyable for adults
9 October 2001 | by (Georgia, USA) – See all my reviews

Short and sweet: I loved this movie as a kid--now I'm an adult and I still love it. Yes, the computers and games are horribly dated. Heck, my computer from two years ago is horribly dated. That doesn't change the fact that this is a solid, exciting movie which is appropriate for most school-age children without being dumb or talking down to them. I know there's nostalgia involved in this, but kids movies have gone downhill since the '80's. We had The NeverEnding Story, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, The Secret of Nimh, The Goonies, Cloak & Dagger...what do kids today have? See Spot Run. ANYWAY, this is a good movie, your kids will probably like it (if only to see what video games were like in the dark ages) and you'll like it, too.

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