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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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Morris (as Bill Forsythe)
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Marilyn Gardener
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Robert Curtin ...
Murdoch
William Marquez ...
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Wendell Wright ...
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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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Davey's hero was imaginary . . . but the enemy agents were real! See more »


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10 August 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El joven héroe  »

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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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Trivia

Initial screens for secret plans:

U.S.A.F. - Invisible Bomber Proj.

Document C-3A **Classified**

The following material is for A-4 security clearance personnel only. It is a federal crime to view such material without proper authorization.

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Binary data Format 7A

Retrieval Code: 577.999.321

Invisible Bomber

Pictures of invisible bomber project with the following features noted:

-Fin Tip Antenna Housing -MK 077 Bomb Ejector Rack -Flap Sequencing Control -Refueling Probe Hydraulic Jack -X-282 MK. 7 Low Bypass Turbojet -Forward Looking Infra-red Pod - Right Fuselage Sta -Inboard Pylon Fixing -Air Intake Ducting -Low Voltage Formation Lighting See more »

Goofs

Hal Osbourne is a Master Sergeant in the USAF yet refers to himself as a Staff Sergeant when he is convincing security to let him fake being a pilot at the end of the movie. The insignia on his uniform indicates that he is a Master Sergeant (E7) denoted by having 6 stripes, 3 of which are beneath the star. See more »

Quotes

Davey Osborne: [realizing that he has backed himself into a corner, Davey raises the pistol] Don't come any closer or I'll shoot...
Rice: [Rice approaches Davey, slowly emerging from under the darkened bridge] Yeah sure you will, red ink. Only this one
[taps the semi-automatic he holds, complete with silencer, as he is speaking]
Rice: shoots real bullets.
[Rice pulls the reload switch on the weapon for effect]
Davey Osborne: I'm warning you! This is not a water pistol...
Rice: Neither is this. I could turn you into shredded meat in about, uh, ...
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How kids movies have changed..
9 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

I fondly remember this movie and watch it to this day. Its amazing how, as kids, we saw this movie in the 80s where a child is being chased, shot at, almost stabbed, threaten to have his knee caps blown off and shot in the gut, kill 3 guys (2 not by him but caused by him)and be held hostage...and it was a family film rated PG! Still this movie didn't dumb down the dangers of real violence, international terrorism, espionage, and dangerous people. A movie made like this today would make the kid a genius and the bad guys clumsy and stupid. I do miss serious films like this for kids. They never dumbed it down and took the audience seriously. Movies like Poltergeist, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Dark Crystal (Which scared me to death), The Neverending Story, and more always played to the intelligence of the audience. Now all we have is fart jokes and one-note slapstick. When my kids get old enough I do want them to watch these 80s film and learned to appreciate good film-making, something lacking in the 21st century, and by box-office results, the audience notices it too.


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