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Release Date:
10 August 1984 (USA) See more »
Davey's hero was imaginary . . . but the enemy agents were real! See more »
11-year-old Davey, whose mother is dead and whose father doesn't spend nearly enough time with him.... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Jack Flack always escapes! See more (27 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Henry Thomas ... Davey Osborne

Dabney Coleman ... Jack Flack / Hal Osborne

Michael Murphy ... Rice

Christina Nigra ... Kim Gardener

John McIntire ... George MacCready

Jeanette Nolan ... Eunice MacCready

Eloy Casados ... Alvarez
Tim Rossovich ... Haverman

William Forsythe ... Morris (as Bill Forsythe)

Robert DoQui ... Lt. Fleming

Shelby Leverington ... Marilyn Gardener
Linden Chiles ... Airport Security Chief
Robert Curtin ... Murdoch
William Marquez ... Airport Security Guard #1
Wendell Wright ... Airport Security Guard #2
Doris Hargrave ... Woman in Cafe
Gary Moody ... Man in Cafe

Eleese Lester ... Woman on Boat
John Edson ... 1st Man on Boat (as John P. Edson Jr.)
Charles Beall ... Alamo Guard
Norman Bennett ... Texan
Corey Rand ... Building Security Guard

Nicholas Guest ... Taxi Driver

Karen Leigh Hopkins ... Receptionist

Tammy Hyler ... Check-in Clerk
Stuart MacGregor ... Alamo Guard #2
Alvaro Rojas Jr. ... Boat Captain
Robert Traynor ... Ticket Agent
Steve Fromholtz ... 2nd Man on Boat
Berkley Garrett ... Bus Driver
Gene Ross ... Bus Driver #2

Louie Anderson ... Taxi Driver #2
Earl Houston Bullock ... Navigator

Al Gomez ... Ground Crewman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aubrey Woods ... F.B.I. Agent (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Franklin 
Writing credits
Tom Holland (screen story)

Tom Holland (screenplay)

Cornell Woolrich (story)

Nancy Dowd  uncredited

Produced by
Allan Carr .... producer
C.O. Erickson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Brian May 
Cinematography by
Victor J. Kemper (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Andrew London 
Casting by
Jackie Burch 
Production Design by
William H. Tuntke  (as William Tuntke)
Art Direction by
Todd Hallowell 
Set Decoration by
Hal Gausman 
Makeup Department
Barbara Lampson .... hair stylist
Daniel C. Striepeke .... makeup artist
Production Management
C.O. Erickson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan B. Curtiss .... second assistant director (as Alan Curtiss)
Katy Emde .... first assistant director
Warren R. Turner .... assistant director trainee (as Warren Turner)
Art Department
Mike Carrillo .... assistant property master (as Michael Carrillo)
Sidney H. Greenwood .... property master
John L. Jensen .... production illustrator (as John Jensen)
Ray LaPorte .... stand-by painter
Arthur Smedley .... leadman (as Art Smedley)
George Trimmer .... free lance designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Lon Bender .... supervising sound editor (as Lon E. Bender)
Sandy Berman .... sound editor
Joseph F. Brennan .... boom operator (as Joe Brennan)
Thomas Causey .... production sound mixer (as Tom Causey)
Hank Garfield .... boom operator
Stan Gilbert .... adr editor
Roger Heman Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer (as Roger Heman)
Randy Kelley .... sound editor (as Randall F. Kelley)
T.A. Moore Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Bob Newlan .... sound editor
John Roesch .... foley artist
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Wylie Stateman .... sound editor
Mark P. Stoeckinger .... assistant sound editor (as Mark Stoeckinger)
Robert Thirlwell .... sound re-recording mixer (as Robert M. Thirlwell)
Special Effects by
Curtis Dickson .... assistant special effects (as Curt Dickson)
Robert G. Willard .... special effects (as Robert Willard)
Visual Effects by
Bill Taylor .... matte photography
Phil Adams .... stunt player
Norman Blankenship .... stunt player
Jerry Brutsche .... stunt player
James J. Casino .... stunt player (as Jimmy Casino)
Michael Cassidy .... stunt player (as Mike Cassidy)
Erik Cord .... stunt player
Mike De Luna .... stunt player (as Michael DeLuna)
Dick Dial .... stunt player
Joe Dunne .... stunt player
Kenny Endoso .... stunt player
George Fisher .... stunt player
Diane Kay Grant .... stunt player
Ted Grossman .... stunt player
Stefan Gudju .... stunt player
Bill Hart .... stunt player
William T. Lane .... stunt player
Victor Paul .... stunt coordinator
Victor Paul .... stunt player
Chuck Picerni Jr. .... stunt player (as Charles Picerni Jr.)
Bobby Porter .... stunt player
Joe Pronto .... stunt player
Philip Romano .... stunt player (as Philip J. Romano)
Dean Smith .... stunt player
Ted White .... stunt player
Camera and Electrical Department
Audie Aragon .... second grip
Stephen Clark .... second grip
Earl Gilbert .... chief lighting technician
Rhio Haessig .... best boy
Conrad W. Hall .... assistant camera (as Conrad Hall Jr.)
Wynn Hammer .... still photographer
Richard Kamins .... best boy (as Rich Kamins)
Patrick Marshall .... chief rigging electrician (as Pat Marshall)
Bill Roe .... assistant camera
Gaylin P. Schultz .... key grip (as Gaylin Schultz)
Bernie Schwartz .... dolly grip
Robert M. Stevens .... camera operator (as Robert Stevens)
Dean Williams .... still photographer
Casting Department
Karl Brindle .... extras casting
David Gonzales .... casting coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ronald I. Caplan .... costume supervisor
John Casey .... costumer: men
Stanley Erickson .... set costumer (as Stan Erickson)
Nancy McArdle .... costumer: women
Editorial Department
Robert Rootenberg .... apprentice film editor
David Spence .... associate editor
Wally Weber .... negative cutter
Music Department
Mickey Crofford .... music score mixer
Fred Steiner .... orchestrator
Jim Weidman .... music editor
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Vince del Castillo .... transportation captain (as Vince DelCastillo)
Ken Lubin .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Russell B. Dawe .... video game designer: "Cloak & Dagger"
Joan Eisenberg .... unit publicist
Betty A. Griffin .... script supervisor (as Betty Abbott Griffin)
Brian O. Haynes .... location manager
Alexander Hendrie .... location consultant (as Alex Hendrie)
Nita-Lynne Hurley .... secretary: Mr. Franklin
Paul Morrow .... technical consultant
Sherrill Patten .... location auditor
Francesca Redwine .... secretary: Mr. Carr
Danis Regal-O'Connell .... production coordinator (as Danis Regal)
Milton Shirk .... technical consultant
Christopher Striepeke .... craft service
Douy Swofford .... titles
Barbi Taylor .... assistant: Mr. Franklin
Crew believed to be complete

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101 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Iceland:14 | Portugal:M/12 | UK:PG (cut) | USA:PG (certificate #27423) | West Germany:16
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The only ever children's' or family audience picture directed by Richard Franklin.See more »
Miscellaneous: When Morris unlocks the plans on the video game, the word retrieval is misspelled.See more »
Davey Osborne:Freeze turkey!
[Rice steps back, apparently startled that a kid has a gun, Davey looks back quickly to see Kim running up the steps, then back to Rice]
Davey Osborne:.
Davey Osborne:Take my advice, don't follow us...
[Davey begins to back away, moving in Kim's direction]
Rice:You little punk!
[Rice lunges towards Davey, trying to grab the gun, Davey pulls the trigger which shoots red ink, momentarily blinding Rice]
[Davey uses the moment of surprise and runs off]
Rice:. Wha?
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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Jack Flack always escapes!, 30 September 2002
Author: Kastore from Chicago, IL

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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