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Cloak & Dagger (1984)

A young boy and his imaginary friend end up on the run while in possession of a top-secret spy gadget.

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Davey Osborne
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Jack Flack / Hal Osborne
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Rice
Christina Nigra ...
Kim Gardener
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George MacCready
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Eunice MacCready
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Alvarez
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Haverman
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Morris (as Bill Forsythe)
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Lt. Fleming
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Marilyn Gardener
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Airport Security Chief
Robert Curtin ...
Murdoch
William Marquez ...
Airport Security Guard #1
Wendell Wright ...
Airport Security Guard #2
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Storyline

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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Trivia

The name of the video-game was "Cloak and Dagger", an Atari arcade video game. See more »

Goofs

Hal Osbourne is a Master Sergeant in the USAF yet refers to himself as a Staff Sergeant when he is convincing security to let him fake being a pilot at the end of the movie. The insignia on his uniform indicates that he is a Master Sergeant (E7) denoted by having 6 stripes, 3 of which are beneath the star. See more »

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Lieutenant Fleming: I can tell you one thing: if we were at war, I'd want him on my side.
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Spin-off Cloak & Dagger (1983) See more »

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Come in Lady Ace...
5 April 2004 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

I first saw Cloak and Dagger when a substitute teacher showed it to our 6th grade class. It was the coolest movie I'd ever seen because it was an action movie about kids who solve a mystery and save the day.

Henry Thomas is Davey Osbourne. His entire life is an imaginary world of secret spies. And to aid in his games of eluding spies and dodging secret plans of assasination, Davey defers to his wartime hero, Jack Flack, an action hero that he has turned into an imaginary playmate as well as a father figure guidance to make up for an absentee father.

But Davey soons finds himself in trouble as the imaginary world becomes a reality when he witnesses a shooting in a stairwell. But, before the victim draws his last breath, he hands Davey a Cloak & Dagger video cartridge that contains top secret plans. And, while the adults think he is just playing another game, Davey and his sassy friend Kim and Jack Flack all try to solve the crime.

It is a great movie in part because you get a peak at the imagination of a twelve-year-old-boy and, once again, because a few clever kids get to save the day. It definitely looked like a fun movie to make.


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