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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:
... Davey Osborne
... Jack Flack / Hal Osborne
... Rice
... Kim Gardener
... George MacCready
... Eunice MacCready
... Alvarez
... Haverman
... Morris (as Bill Forsythe)
... Lt. Fleming
... Marilyn Gardener
... 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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10 August 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein tödliches Spiel  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

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

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$9,719,000
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The name of the video-game was "Cloak and Dagger", an Atari arcade video game. See more »

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When Davey is picked up by the MacCreadys and taken to the car at the Alamo, it is daylight out. Shortly after leaving, it is night. See more »

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A film to me that will be fondly remembered...
31 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

A lot of people love E.T., my self included. I cannot recall whether I saw it in the theaters, but Henry Thomas became a household name after that movie came out. The truth is when I think of Henry Thomas, I don't immediately think of E.T., but of CLOAK & DAGGER, which was one of my favorite films as a kid and will forever be one of my favorites. And yet there is something truly bizarre that always comes to me while watching it. I've never been a fan of video games. In fact, I think most of them are stupid, a waste of time and money. CLOAK & DAGGER was a video game I believe (well, it is in the movie). Henry Thomas stars as Davy Osbourne, an imaginitive 11-year-old who loves his favorite superhero Jack Flack, who he likes to view as his make-believe hero. Set in San Antonio during the summer, the film has Thomas going to run an errand for a friend, and owner of a computer store, and gets involved in something he never dreamed of: a real-life game involving spies and a video game. No one will believe him after he reports of a man being shot and murdered in front of his own eyes, including his own father an Air Force sergeant, played just wonderfully by Dabney Coleman, who I've enjoyed in everything from 9 to 5 to Tootsie. The movie soon becomes a roller coaster ride as Thomas is attempting to get away from the spies before they kill him. The plot is riveting and believable, which is the real reason why this pulled me in at such a young age. I can't imagine an actor better than Thomas in this lead role. Coleman is equally memorable as his father, who also plays Jack Flack. Michael Murphy, a great character actor, is chilling as the head spy. I recommend this film for anyone and everyone. ***1/2 out of 4.


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