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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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Airport Security Chief
Robert Curtin ...
Murdoch
William Marquez ...
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Wendell Wright ...
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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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Davey Osborne is playing for keeps. See more »


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10 August 1984 (USA)  »

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El joven héroe  »

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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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Trivia

The elderly couple in the film (John McIntire and Jeanette Nolan) both had parts in the original Psycho (1960). Richard Franklin directed the sequel, Psycho II (1983). Henry Thomas would go on to play young Norman Bates in Psycho IV. See more »

Goofs

The Atari 5200 game cartridge is referred to a number of times by several different people as a "tape". While there is actually no tape inside an Atari 5200 cartridge, game players of that era often referred to such cartridges as "tapes". It was a common misnomer as cassette tapes were a prevalent medium at the time. See more »

Quotes

Kim Gardener: It's not fair. Jack Flack always escapes. How does he do it, Morris? I had ten times as many bullets.
Morris: Yeah, but Flack had ingenuity and the contacts, Kim. That's better than bullets sometimes.
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Come in Lady Ace...
5 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

I first saw Cloak and Dagger when a substitute teacher showed it to our 6th grade class. It was the coolest movie I'd ever seen because it was an action movie about kids who solve a mystery and save the day.

Henry Thomas is Davey Osbourne. His entire life is an imaginary world of secret spies. And to aid in his games of eluding spies and dodging secret plans of assasination, Davey defers to his wartime hero, Jack Flack, an action hero that he has turned into an imaginary playmate as well as a father figure guidance to make up for an absentee father.

But Davey soons finds himself in trouble as the imaginary world becomes a reality when he witnesses a shooting in a stairwell. But, before the victim draws his last breath, he hands Davey a Cloak & Dagger video cartridge that contains top secret plans. And, while the adults think he is just playing another game, Davey and his sassy friend Kim and Jack Flack all try to solve the crime.

It is a great movie in part because you get a peak at the imagination of a twelve-year-old-boy and, once again, because a few clever kids get to save the day. It definitely looked like a fun movie to make.


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