Susan participates in The Assassination Game, in which every player tries to shoot another with a toy dart gun, until only one remains. Pretending to do research for his newspaper, college student Alex Marsh teams up with the attractive Susan Swayze. While doing his best to win her over, and helping her finding her targets, Alex discovers that this year the Game may be more serious than most contenders realize... Written by
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Filming took place at UCLA. Much more recent and famous movies have been credited with filming there and even the similar 1985 flick Gotcha credits UCLA as one of the filming locations but no where is UCLA mentioned in the credits of TAG nor apparently is the location common knowledge to most TAG fans. The Gothic building which was prominent throughout the movie including being the location of the final scene is Kerckhoff Hall. The classroom scene, at least the arches where Susan and Nancy are walking, was at Royce Hall. The pool was probably North Pool in the Dance Building though the pool in the Men's Gymnasium at the time of filming was similar so it could have been the North Pool. The Men's Gym was severely redesigned including the pool and now the pool bears no resemblance to what it formerly looked like. The North Pool was updated but not drastically changed, brick walls like shown in the movie still surround it. The statue garden and patio outside of Kerckhoff Hall are also featured prominently. Due to considerable renovations to residence halls including demolition of the original grad student dorm (which most likely was the location of Gersh's single occupancy room) it is difficult to ascertain the exact dorms used. Likewise the exact music rooms and stages as Gersh is chasing Susan is not easy to pin down do to major renovations subsequent to filming. See more »
Carpenter claims the progress chart is confidential yet he keeps it in the common room with public access that is shared by 3 student groups instead of his office. See more »
I remember watching this on HBO when I was like 12 years old. Thsi movie was cool then, but I haven't seen it since then. The funny thing is, when I went to U of Miami for college in 1990, we actually played a version of this game on campus. The campus was nuts playing this game too. You never knew who to trust. I do not think this movie is available on DVD at this point, and I think thats way it is not seen as a cult classic like others like it from the same era. Its just not available and no one uses VHS anymore. If they release it on DVD at anytime, check it out. it might be dated now, but it was still good. Good actors in it too.
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