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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

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
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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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El joven héroe  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Though The Riverwalk scenes are actually filmed in San Antonio, the Alamo tour scene was recreated in a Universal sound studio because Natives regard the church as a shrine. Due to this, films have rarely featured actual Alamo footage. However, Cloak and Dagger is one rare film that featured actual footage of the Alamo entrance at Alamo East Plaza - especially driving up to the church doors. Ten years after this film's debut, the road was permanently closed to traffic. See more »

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The secret plans shown on the cartridge are at a very high resolution and include many "camera movements" such as zooms, pull-outs and pans. All of these were impossible to do on an Atari 5200. See more »

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Enjoyable kiddie movie
7 May 2001 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

I particularly enjoyed this film mainly for the use of San Antonio locales, including the Riverwalk, Windsor Park Mall (a real dump now), Breckinridge Park, etc. I loved Dabney Coleman in the dual role of Henry Thomas' father and his imaginary friend Jack Flack. Thomas' character is a bored, lonely kid who spends most of his time playing video and computer games who unwillingly becomes the subject of spies. With all the advances in technology we have today, the games and computers look so cheesy in this film. Incidentally, Henry Thomas is a San Antonio native and Dabney Coleman is from my hometown, Austin


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