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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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Cast

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Christina Nigra ...
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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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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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It's not just a game anymore. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 August 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El joven héroe  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,862,025, 12 August 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,719,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Davey (Henry Thomas) first boards the boat on the river walk, the two bad guys are told the boat is at capacity and there is no more room - they'll have to wait. When two seats suddenly open, they board the obviously filled boat. Later, they all three find plenty of empty seats when Davey begins avoiding them. See more »

Quotes

Jack Flack: [materializes from behind the bedroom door as Davey's father is walking down the hall] Not too smart for a military man, huh?
Davey Osborne: Shut up!
[throws his Jack Flack miniature figure at Jack, who gasps in surprise and vanishes]
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Connections

Spin-off Cloak & Dagger (1983) See more »

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Classic for kids, enjoyable for adults
9 October 2001 | by 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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