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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Linden Chiles ...
Airport Security Chief
Robert Curtin ...
Murdoch
William Marquez ...
Airport Security Guard #1
Wendell Wright ...
Airport Security Guard #2
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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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Davey Osborne is playing for keeps. See more »


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10 August 1984 (USA)  »

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John McIntire: As George MacCready. See more »

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When Rice shoots Morris, Rice can be seen in the reflection of the monitor firing the gun but the monitor remains intact. However, in a subsequent scene Davey and Kim discover that Morris is missing and the monitor now has a bullet hole in its center. See more »

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Kim Gardener: It's not fair. Jack Flack always escapes. How does he do it, Morris? I had ten times as many bullets.
Morris: Yeah, but Flack had ingenuity and the contacts, Kim. That's better than bullets sometimes.
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Referenced in Miami Vice: Made for Each Other (1985) See more »

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A great family movie!
4 March 1999 | by (Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA) – See all my reviews

Henry Thomas (E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial) made this film two years after that incredible hit. Dabney Coleman ('Tootsie') stars as his father who is a military officer. Thomas' mother has died and his father is busy with his career. In the face of this, Thomas turns to an imaginary friend in the form of a spy. With visions of his imaginary friend, he becomes involved in an espionage plot involving government defence secrets.

Children will embrace this film as all of us at that age have had imaginary friends. The movie is evenly paced and builds up to an exciting climax the way an adult thriller would say in the form of a James Bond movie but while doing this the film doesn't insult the intelligence of children --- a lot of whom are more intelligent than we give them credit for.


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