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Cloak & Dagger (1984)

PG  |   |  Action, Family, Adventure  |  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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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
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Robert Curtin ...
Murdoch
William Marquez ...
Airport Security Guard #1
Wendell Wright ...
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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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It began as just another harmless game he played many times. Then top secret documents fell into his hands. And real bullets started flying. Now, he's being pursued by deadly enemies. And they're not playing around. But no one will believe his incredible story. In fact, there's only one person left that can save him... a legendary agent named Flack. And time is running out. See more »


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The elderly couple in the film (John McIntire and Jeanette Nolan) both had parts in the original Psycho (1960). Richard Franklin directed the sequel, Psycho II (1983). Henry Thomas would go on to play young Norman Bates in Psycho IV. See more »

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Among the Atari 5200 games shown as being available in store shelves are Cloak & Dagger and Tempest. However, neither one of these games was ever released for the Atari 5200. See more »

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Davey Osborne: [realizing that he has backed himself into a corner, Davey raises the pistol] Don't come any closer or I'll shoot...
Rice: [Rice approaches Davey, slowly emerging from under the darkened bridge] Yeah sure you will, red ink. Only this one
[taps the semi-automatic he holds, complete with silencer, as he is speaking]
Rice: shoots real bullets.
[Rice pulls the reload switch on the weapon for effect]
Davey Osborne: I'm warning you! This is not a water pistol...
Rice: Neither is this. I could turn you into shredded meat in about, uh, ...
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Jack Flack always escapes!
30 September 2002 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

It's movies like this one that are the reason I love movies. One of the greatest forgotten gems of the 80s, "Cloak & Dagger" is the exciting tale of deadly spies, imaginary superheroes, and ATARI. Henry Thomas ("E.T.") plays Davey Osborne, a lonely boy who has escaped into the fantasy world of his favorite video game hero - Jack Flack. Dabney Coleman gives the greatest performance of his career in the dual roles of Jack Flack and Davey's father. Sporting the coolest-looking leather bomber jacket and beret ever seen, Flack guides young Davey through the treacherous world of real spies, real secrets, and real bullets. Davey must keep an ATARI game cartridge containing plans for an invisible bomber plane encoded inside of it out of traitorous spies' hands, but no adult believes him, and he gets little help from the only person who does - his even younger friend Kim. A young William Forsythe co-stars as the gaming genius who unlocks the code within the cartridge. And Louis Anderson also has a short cameo towards the end.

"Cloak & Dagger" is an excellent movie about a boy who must face the dangers of the world all by himself following the death of his mother and his father's preoccupation with work. Dabney Coleman's character of Jack Flack is the best imaginary mentor ever featured in a film, preceding the likes of Tyler Durden and Frank the Bunny by over 15 years. The ending is truly touching and inspiring. This movie also has a heartwarming message to it - that at some point, you must learn to handle life's challenges all by yourself. And also that the greatest heroes exist in real life, not in fantasy. "Cloak & Dagger" is a film suitable for the whole family whose time has finally come to get the recognition it deserves. 10/10


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