This movie is something special. I remember when it came out, and it had a huge impact on my life. I was really starting to get into movies at this point in my life, and Cloak & Dagger lived in my VHS player for a long time.
The story of a young boy who gets caught up in a fantastically crazy espionage case all linked to a special video game is a great 80’s concept. He is helped by an imaginary friend (who just so happens to look exactly like his dad) and a few other people, and it it’s a really good young thriller movie.
Henry Thomas was just coming off of E.T. and was perfect as the young boy. Dabney Coleman who played the father and imaginary friend was perfectly casted in this role. I love Dabney Coleman and think this is by far the best role he has ever played.
The movie was written by one of my favorite writer/directors Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play, Thinner) and he did an amazing job on this story.
Does anyone love this movie as much as I do?