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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.

Director:

Richard Franklin

Writers:

Tom Holland (screen story), Tom Holland (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Robert Curtin ... Murdoch
William Marquez William Marquez ... Airport Security Guard #1
Wendell Wright 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}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Davey's hero was imaginary . . . but the enemy agents were real! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

10 August 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El joven héroe See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$9,719,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

When Davey calls Kelly Field Air Force Base from the phone booth, he asks for "Master Sgt Hal Osbourne", but near the end of the film, Hal identifies himself as a Staff Sgt. Given his age, the former is more likely, which would be an E7 pay grade. See more »

Quotes

Davey Osborne: Jack Flack always escapes.
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Alternate Versions

UK versions are cut for a 'PG' rating. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Rock (1996) See more »

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For Kids Only
13 December 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This started off very strong with a fun spoof of James Bond-type spy movies with Dabney Coleman playing a secret agent using funny gimmicks in a short action scene.

After that it settled down into a story of a young boy, "Davey Osborne," (Henry Thomas) who accidentally stumbles onto real-life spies and with the help of his imaginary super-hero, eludes them as they chase him down.

The familiar storyline of nobody believing the young boy got tiresome quickly and the cloak- and-dagger scenes were too juvenile for adults to enjoy. The kids might like as the focus is entirely on "Davey" and his little friend "Kim," who, by the way, is very annoying and a poor actress.

Coleman, meanwhile, plays a double role: the "invisible" hero and "Davey's" real-life father.


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