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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 ...
William Marquez ...
Airport Security Guard #1
Wendell Wright ...
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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The elderly couple in the film, John McIntire and Jeanette Nolan, were actually married in real life for approximately 56 years until his death in 1991. See more »


Direction that the Cloak & Dagger game faces when, Jack Flack tosses it to Davey, changes. See more »


Davey Osborne: [into walkie-talkie] Jack Flack to Lady Ace. Come in, Lady Ace.
Kim Gardener: [into walkie-talkie] Yeah, Davey. What is it?
Davey Osborne: Come on, Kim. Play right.
Kim Gardener: Fine. Fine. Lady Ace to Jack Flack. Do you read me?
Davey Osborne: Loud and clear. I'll proceed to the building and you follow me in.
Kim Gardener: This is what I meant by "embarrassing".
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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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