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Tag: The Assassination Game (1982)

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College assassination game turns deadly as someone starts playing for real.

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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 Peter Zweers <peterz@pi.net>

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Everybody Gets It In The End! See more »

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20 April 1982 (USA)  »

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Everybody Gets It in the End  »

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Trivia

3 of 5 weapons used in the movie were Berettas. The primary dart pistol used by the players is a cross between the Beretta M1951 9mm and Model 70. The trigger guard, disassembly catch and pattern of the handle grip are from Model 70 while the safety, barrel and handle itself are from the 1951. The dart pistol used by Susan around the pool is an imitation Beretta Model 21 (this is also the same dart pistol that was inside the book that Carpenter showed to Marsh) while the firearm used by Gersh to murder his fellow players was an early model (circa 1976) Beretta 92. The third dart gun (used by Nancy at the pool) was an imitation Baby Browning (the same company that made the primary dart pistol made this one as well) while the firearm carried by the college rent-a-cop was a .38 caliber with a 4 inch barrel. It is only shown in dark light so it is impossible to determine the exact manufacturer). See more »

Goofs

In the second scene Susan ducks as Schooster and Charlie shoot at her thus they shoot and kill one another. Yet on Carpenter's progress chart "S. Swayse" (note the misspelling with an S in place of the Z) is credited with J. Schooster's kill. See more »

Quotes

Susan Swayze: Why are you doing this?
Loren Gersh: I want to win the game, you silly!
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Rebel To The Rescue
Performed by Rubber City Rebels
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A small gem with good acting and no jazzy special effects
6 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first thing I notice when I watch "TAG" is that the film seems to have been made on TV tape....it has that feel. Sound and lighting are basic, and it's clear from the outset that this movie was made on a shoestring budget.

It is the acting that brings this film through. Linda Hamilton studied Lauren Bacall very closely, and makes a credible run at a "To Have and Have Not" moment, and Robert Carradine hams it up as a budding ace reporter. Bruce Abbott is darkly psychotic as the bad guy. Hard to believe that Linda married this guy!

Worth a look at least once, if you can find it.


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