Game Over: CLOAK & DAGGER

Director Richard Franklin
Year 1984
Starring Henry Thomas and Dabney Coleman
Rating PG
Run Time 111min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Join us this October for GAME OVER - a month-long celebration of video game culture. From the arcade to the home console, we're spotlighting some of the best (or at least first) video game movies!

Henry Thomas (the young star of E.T.) stars in CLOAK & DAGGER as Davey Osborne, an 11-year-old who has accumulated in his short life a serious set of psychological problems. With a dead mother and a work-obsessed father, Davey has enveloped himself in the fantasy world of spy vs. spy. Led by his imaginary friend Jack Flack, Davey embarks on what begins as a harmless bit of escapist role-playing that quickly turns into a real-life case of espionage involving the smuggling of classified information through an Atari video game cartridge. With a story by Cornell Woolrich, the film’s plot is more often than not another version of Woolrich’s own Rear Window.

Dabney Coleman plays the dual role of Jack Flack and Davey’s father, Hal Osborne. Flack is the hero of a series of video and role-playing games Davey seems to spend every waking hour of his life obsessing over. Maybe it is because of an attempt to connect with his often-absent father, but Davey has embraced Flack to such a degree he finds himself having frequent conversations and seeking advice from the fictional character. The problem is, Flack never seems to give good advice.

Whether he’s advising the boy to spy on others, run through traffic, lie to his father or hide in a car trunk alongside to a dead body, Flack is leading Davey from one potentially dangerous situation to another. When the boy refuses to lose his innocence and shoot a bad guy with a stolen gun, Jack Flack craftily tricks the young boy into pumping a man full of lead. With imaginary friends like these, who needs anti-schizophrenic medication?

Come early for a in-theater scavenger hunt game where guests could win video games hidden throughout the theater.

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