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Gotcha! (1985)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Mystery | 3 May 1985 (USA)
Jonathan plays Gotcha with fellow college students, testing ability as assassin or mark, using paintball guns on campus. He flies to Paris on vacation and, with a woman taking his virginity, on to Berlin, where the game/ammo gets real.

Director:

Jeff Kanew

Writers:

Paul G. Hensler (story), Dan Gordon (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Edwards ... Jonathan
Linda Fiorentino ... Sasha
Jsu Garcia ... Manolo (as Nick Corri)
Alex Rocco ... Al
Marla Adams ... Maria
Klaus Löwitsch ... Vlad (as Klaus Loewitsch)
Christopher Rydell ... Bob Jensen
Christie Claridge Christie Claridge ... Girl Student
Brad Cowgill Brad Cowgill ... Reilly
Kari Lizer ... Muffy
David Wohl ... Professor
Irene Olga López Irene Olga López ... Rosario
Bernard Spiegel Bernard Spiegel ... Taxi Driver
Muriel Dubrule Muriel Dubrule ... Paris Blonde
Tiina Maria Tiina Maria ... Heidi
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Storyline

Jonathan plays a game called Gotcha in which he hunts and is hunted by other students with paint guns. After a big win, he goes off for a vacation in France where he meets the sexy Sasha who says she is only interested in him because he is a virgin. She takes him with her to East Germany where they are separated and he has to escape back to the west on his own, all the while being trailed by East German spies. He arrives home only to find the game is still going on, and a canister of film is in his backpack. Then Sasha re-appears. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Jonathan started out trying to score. And ended up being the target. See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The real-life live action game "Gotcha!" is also known by a variety of other names such as Assassin, Killer, Elimination, Paranoia, Juggernaut, Assassins, Battle Royal, Circle of Death and KAOS (Killing As Organized Sport). See more »

Goofs

Just before the title of the movie, Jonathan is talking to a girl student holding a can of Diet Pepsi. In-between shots, the can changes position, so the name is still visible, even though she's not doing anything else but holding it. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan: I would kill or die to make love to you.
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Connections

Followed by Gotcha! The Sport! (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Angel 07
Performed by Hubert Kah
Courtesy of MCA/Curb/Wheatley/Intercord Records
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Great Movie
5 April 2004 | by KooLLaiDSee all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie when it first came out, it instantly became one of my favorites. IT was fun, had a nice plot, and Linda Fiorentino was a bombshell. If those that have seen it did not notice, but this movie can pretty much be single handedly thanked for PAINTBALL. In fact when the movie came out they even had the Gotcha Guns, which was pitched by quarterback Jim McMahon. The game was played by Anthony edwards(E.R, Top Gun) and his friends around college, they each had a id card and were assigned a person to kill, honestly I thought it to be a great idea that could be a lot of fun.so everyone that is out there playing paintball every weekend which I am sure there are a lot of you, thank this movie. If you are a fan of the 80's this is a definite must see.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Russian | French

Release Date:

3 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gotcha! See more »

Filming Locations:

Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,360,484, 5 May 1985

Gross USA:

$10,806,919

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,806,919
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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