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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 »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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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

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It began as just another harmless game he played many times. Then top secret documents fell into his hands. And real bullets started flying. Now, he's being pursued by deadly enemies. And they're not playing around. But no one will believe his incredible story. In fact, there's only one person left that can save him... a legendary agent named Flack. And time is running out. 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:

Cloak & Dagger See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,862,025, 12 August 1984

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

Because the Atari 5200 version of "Cloak & Dagger" wasn't complete during filming, the cartridge props are actually other 5200 games with a "Cloak & Dagger" label stuck on them. The arcade game was complete by that time, and the signal was piped into Morris's monitor whenever he played. You can actually see the upright game cabinet standing in Morris's computer room when Davie walks over and gets a walkie-talkie off the shelf. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Classified Computer Voice: 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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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

References Pole Position (1982) See more »

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A great family movie!
4 March 1999 | by WalterFrithSee all my reviews

Henry Thomas (E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial) made this film two years after that incredible hit. Dabney Coleman ('Tootsie') stars as his father who is a military officer. Thomas' mother has died and his father is busy with his career. In the face of this, Thomas turns to an imaginary friend in the form of a spy. With visions of his imaginary friend, he becomes involved in an espionage plot involving government defence secrets.

Children will embrace this film as all of us at that age have had imaginary friends. The movie is evenly paced and builds up to an exciting climax the way an adult thriller would say in the form of a James Bond movie but while doing this the film doesn't insult the intelligence of children --- a lot of whom are more intelligent than we give them credit for.


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