PG | | Action, Adventure, Crime
A young boy and his imaginary friend end up on the run while in possession of a top-secret spy gadget.
The only children's or family audience picture directed by Richard Franklin. The director wanted to do a thriller for kids, and the project started as a remake of the Bobby Driscoll suspenser The Window (1949), based on Cornell Woolrich's short story "The Boy Cried Murder", which Universal now owned rights to. However, the writing morphed into the plot for "Cloak and Dagger."
Jack Flack always escapes.
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.
UK versions are cut for a 'PG' rating.
$2,862,025 12 August 1984