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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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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 Osborne is playing for keeps. See more »


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10 August 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El joven héroe  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$9,719,000
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Trivia

According to Dabney Coleman, he did not get along with director Richard Franklin. See more »

Goofs

When Davey (Henry Thomas) first boards the boat on the river walk, the two bad guys are told the boat is at capacity and there is no more room - they'll have to wait. When two seats suddenly open, they board the obviously filled boat. Later, they all three find plenty of empty seats when Davey begins avoiding them. See more »

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Lieutenant Fleming: I can tell you one thing: if we were at war, I'd want him on my side.
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References E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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For Kids Only
13 December 2006 | by See 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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