Cloak and Dagger (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes

Cloak and Dagger (1984)

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Juvenile actor Henry Thomas, late of E.T., is the star of Cloak and Dagger. Given to telling whoppers, Thomas finds himself in a boy-who-cried-wolf dilemma when he overhears two spies plotting to smuggle valuable info out of the US. When he can't get his own father Dabney Coleman to believe him, Thomas turns disconsolately to a computer game called "Cloak and Dagger" and begins to fantasize, imagining that he is in cahoots with secret agent Jack Flack, also played by Coleman. Finally coming to grips with the fact that the mythical Jack Flack cannot help him this time, Thomas takes on the spies with the help of his schoolmates, who are also "Cloak and Dagger" addicts. Cloak and Dagger is a heavily disguised remake of 1949's The Window; both are based on the Cornell Woolrich story The Boy Cried Murder.

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Cast

Henry Thomas
as Davey Osborne
Dabney Coleman
as Jack Flack / Hal Osborne
Christina Nigra
as Kim Gardener
John McIntire
as George MacCready
Jeanette Nolan
as Eunice MacCready
Eloy Casados
as Alvarez
Tim Rossovich
as Haverman
Robert DoQui
as Lt. Fleming
Shelby Leverington
as Marilyn Gardener
Linden Chiles
as Airport Security Chief
William Marquez
as Airport Security Guard
Wendell Wright
as Airport Security Guard
Al Gomez
as Ground Crewman
Doris Hargrave
as Woman in Cafe
Gary Moody
as Man in Cafe
Eleese Lester
as Woman on Boat
John Edson
as Man on Boat
Steve Fromholtz
as Man on Boat
Charles Beall
as Alamo Guard
Stuart MacGregor
as Alamo Guard
Corey Rand
as Building Security Guard
Nicholas Guest
as Taxi Driver
Louie Anderson
as Taxi Driver
Karen Leigh Hopkins
as Receptionist
Tammy Hyler
as Check-In Clerk
Alvaro Rojas Jr.
as Boat Captain
Steve Fromholz
as Man on Boat
Robert Traynor
as Ticket Agent
Gene Ross
as Bus Driver
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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

"Cloak & Dagger" is never as adept or perceptive as you'd like it to be, but it's got what members of the critical fraternity traditionally characterize as "a little something."

May 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Cloak and Dagger is fun for adults as well as older kids, thanks to the imaginative writing (by Tom Holland) and direction (by Richard Franklin).

October 29, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The last thing we need right now is another movie about a boy caught up in the world of computer games - but ''Cloak and Dagger,'' while fitting that mold, is clever and enjoyable anyhow.

May 25, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

For a movie so obsessed with the line between reality and make-believe, it never knows which side it wants to be on.

August 13, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…

A film with much to recommend it, Cloak and Dagger feels like a Hitchcock movie produced by Walt Disney.

October 29, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Fantasy-adventure is exciting, but full of dark mayhem.

November 23, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cloak and Dagger

A cute little kids spy film, about military secrets being smuggled out of the county in Atari Game Cartages. Funny to see how basic graphics were in 1983, not a great film but should keep those under 13 amused for more then 5 minutes. I saw it on Netflix Stream. 3 Stars

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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An espionage obsessed 12 year old (Elliot from ET) fights some really under qualified bad guys who are trying to get there hands on an Atari game with top secret information embedded in it. Fairly entertaining, I'd recommend it to kids under 13, but being they don't know what Atari is I'm not sure it'll fly. Definitely worth remaking.

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

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½

Amazing, this is kids action movie! I loved it, it's a lot of fun, and very suspenseful.

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