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. Now, he's being pursued by deadly enemies. Thomas' mother has died and his father is busy with hiscareer. I get to fire a gun. The game was under development using the title Agent X when the movie producers and Atari learned of each other's projects and decided to cooperate. And also that the greatest heroes exist in real life, not infantasy.
The Anatomy of Fear: Conversations with Cult Horror and Science-Fiction Filmmakers. Hethinks it's just another one of his son's tall tales. This film is great in large part due tothe gifts of Dabney Coleman. Filming took place in , chosen because it was Thomas' hometown. Behind Cloak and Dagger there remains a potentially good idea — a Boy Who Cried Wolf scenario wherein a child with an overactive imagination is plunged into a real spy caper and cannot get anyone to believe he is running for his life.
And time is running out. His entire life is an imaginary world of secret spies. This collaboration was part of a larger phenomenon at the time of films featuring video games as critical plot elements as with and and of video game tie-ins to the same films as with the games for the and other platforms. However, Davey's sense of morality and concern for his friend Kim collide with Jack's harsh methods. So the boy loses himself in video games--and even has an imaginary friend, a super-resourceful secret agent.
Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson come from starkly different backgrounds, each growing up with a secret they never dared share with another soul. Tandy Bowen watched as her family was destroyed by a disastrous storm that uprooted her life, and when everything he held close was taken away, life taught Tyrone to be afraid. When security intervenes, Davey tells the guard the proof is the game cartridge he knows they have. Tandy Bowen watched as her family was destroyed by a disastrous storm that uprooted her life, and when everything he held close was taken away, life taught Tyrone to be afraid. But, in the end, Dad proves to be his real hero. Rice arrives and corners Davey.
Jack convinces Davey to pick up the gun of the dead spy, but rather than shoot Rice, Davey panics and runs away down a dead-end path. Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson come from starkly different backgrounds, each growing up with a secret they never dared share with another soul. Holt's Dagger, like her comic counterpart, once enjoyed a privileged life until a natural disaster took that all away. The boy who cried wolf. Dabney Coleman gives the greatestperformance of his career in the dual roles of Jack Flack and Davey'sfather. The movie's plot focuses on an imaginative 11-year-old named Davey Osborne Henry Thomas.
Both Henry Thomas and his young friend Christina Nigra prove well cast. 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 was the coolest movie I'd ever seen because it was an action movie about kids who solve a mystery and save the day. Dabney Coleman's character of Jack Flackis the best imaginary mentor ever featured in a film, preceding the likes ofTyler Durden and Frank the Bunny by over 15 years. The boy, Davey, hasan imaginary friend by the name of Jack Flack who looks just likehis dad.
Then top secret documents fell into his hands. This movie also has a heartwarming message to it -that at some point, you must learn to handle life's challenges all byyourself. Davey seeks help from the authorities but they do not believe him. Standing in front of a blank wall and holding his Agent-X bulletproof beret in front of him for protection , Jack dares Rice to shoot him. It'sreally a great father-son movie, with plenty of action to entertaineven the dimmest of children.
Children will embrace this film as all of us at that age have had imaginaryfriends. And they're not playing around. 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. In the face of this, Thomas turns to an imaginary friend in theform of a spy. With his mother dead and his father, Hal Osborne Dabney Coleman , busy working, 11-year-old Davey Henry Thomas spends his time immersed in video games, often dreaming up espionage stories featuring imaginary spy Jack Flack also Coleman. But Davey soons finds himself in trouble as the imaginary world becomes a reality when he witnesses a shooting in a stairwell.