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#1 doomwaves OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:11 AM

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Does anyone else remember this movie?

Davey has an Atari 5200, and a top secret piece of information, stored inside "Cloak & Dagger" an Atari 5200 cart that has fallen into his lap. Now he must evade the bad guys trying to "get him" with help from Jack Flack, Cloak & Dagger's main character, a secret agent of sorts.

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I love this movie.

Makes me want to play Atari every time I watch it.

And definitely makes me want to pick up a 5200.

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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:27 AM

Unfortunately, the Atari 5200/800 version of Cloak & Dagger was never released; it was at a very early stage of development when Atari changed hands in 1984. The incomplete source code was discovered by Curt Vendel a few years ago and was given to the original programmer, Dave Comstock, who actually began working on improving and finishing the game in his spare time. I'm not sure what the current status of the project is, but last I heard it is still proceeding (albeit slowly).

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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:38 AM

I've never actually watched this movie. I will have to make it a point to see it.

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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:42 AM

I've never actually watched this movie. I will have to make it a point to see it.


Someone has uploaded the whole thing on youtube, in like 12 parts... If you can't find a copy, that may be a route you could take..

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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:12 AM

I rented the DVD from Netflix a little bit ago. Felt a lot more like a 70's movie than an 80's movie, with the musical score sounding especially dated. It's not a bad movie... I probably would have liked it a lot more if I saw it back in the day. It's certainly no WarGames or Tron, though.

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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:17 AM

The movie is corny AND cheesy and it certainly hasn't aged well, but it has its charm. It's worth a rental just to laugh a bit and reminisce about the 80s a bit. The scenes in the computer store really took me back, it's worth it just for those scenes alone. :)

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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:25 AM

The movie is corny AND cheesy and it certainly hasn't aged well, but it has its charm. It's worth a rental just to laugh a bit and reminisce about the 80s a bit. The scenes in the computer store really took me back, it's worth it just for those scenes alone. :)


Totally cheesy. But it's a good cheese, like a nice Gouda or Havarti.

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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:00 AM

Man, I watched that movie so many times back in the day. I loved seeing the classic computer/game store in the intro and all the footage of the game. I saw it a couple years ago and it was a lot of fun for me purely for nostalgia reasons. I enjoyed it. Totally cheesy, but fun.

Unfortunately, the Atari 5200/800 version of Cloak & Dagger was never released; it was at a very early stage of development when Atari changed hands in 1984. The incomplete source code was discovered by Curt Vendel a few years ago and was given to the original programmer, Dave Comstock, who actually began working on improving and finishing the game in his spare time. I'm not sure what the current status of the project is, but last I heard it is still proceeding (albeit slowly).

Cool. I'd buy a copy in a flash if it ever gets released!

Edited by BydoEmpire, Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:02 AM.


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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:26 AM

Good movie! Actually had a good story line for the time.

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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:37 PM

Given I was about 12 or 13 when this movie came out, and into Atari, it was aimed right at me, I think. I have very fond memories of it and it remains a favorite. I was sure to buy it on DVD. Haven't watched it in a while though. I have to admit it's the Atari stuff that keeps it of interest. I like Dabney Coleman in it.

It's dated, for sure, but I refuse to call it "cheesy," as I find that too, well, insulting I guess.

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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:59 PM

I'd call it a "guilty pleasure". Any movie with Dabney Coleman in it is a guilty pleasure.

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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:53 PM

Any movie with Dabney Coleman in it is a guilty pleasure.

Same here.

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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:40 PM

I thought there was a thread around this site where some programmer is going to work on releasing the game soon.

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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:55 PM

Who hasn't seen this show?? Very common I watched it a couple times. cant remember bout the 5200.. . I prob thought it was a made up console for movies as 2600 was the only atari in small town canada to exsist..although my mom still has a atari clock from a prize from selling avon..

Edited by Jinks, Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:55 PM.


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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:20 PM

Just watched the movie with my family. We really enjoyed it. Love those 80's movies. :)

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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:52 PM

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Does anyone else remember this movie?


LOL, there are a multitude of threads on this movie in the forum. You might want to try the search box. ;)

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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:57 PM


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Does anyone else remember this movie?


LOL, there are a multitude of threads on this movie in the forum. You might want to try the search box. ;)


No problem, just making conversation. Sorry I was out of line...

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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:00 PM



Cloak_&_Dagger_(1984_film)_poster.jpg

Does anyone else remember this movie?


LOL, there are a multitude of threads on this movie in the forum. You might want to try the search box. ;)


No problem, just making conversation. Sorry I was out of line...


Huh? I wasn't balling you out, I was just laughing because we get so many new people here that start threads like that. Its cool that in this day and age people are still discovering something new to them, don't get me wrong.

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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:05 PM

Huh? I wasn't balling you out, I was just laughing because we get so many new people here that start threads like that. Its cool that in this day and age people are still discovering something new to them, don't get me wrong.


Naw its all good. I get a bit hasty and don't check into other threads.. I just happened to watch the movie recently & brought it up. I've seen the movie dozens of times, but only recently realized he was playing a 5200 (which I am seeking) so it was very fresh in my mind. SOOO I posted it.. LOL!

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Posted Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:50 AM

Had a 5200 when this came out and loved and still do this movie! Would love to see a finished game or rom of it!

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Posted Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:01 AM

As "cheesy" or "dated" as it may be, this is one of my favorite movies ever. I watched this movie so many times growing up that I think I STILL have it memorized. It really hit all of the right notes with me: A kid close to my age who plays Atari and lives in Central Texas. The movie was filmed in San Antonio, with many of the landmarks prominently displayed it in. I spent so much time there, all of those locations were instantly recognizable to me. Except, I never could quite find that video game store that was so well stocked with Atari items.... ;)

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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:45 AM

Seen this movie again a few months ago for the first time since the 80's. Streamed it on Netflix.

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Posted Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:58 PM

Any particular reason why the cartridges were referred to as tapes in the movie?

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Posted Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:36 PM

Any particular reason why the cartridges were referred to as tapes in the movie?


Short answer: Leave it to Hollywood...

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Posted Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:44 PM

Any particular reason why the cartridges were referred to as tapes in the movie?

As I recall, most of the population was still calling them "tapes" at that point.




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