MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,933 this week

Tag: The Assassination Game (1982)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 584 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 9 critic

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

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 24 Aug 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 28 Sep 2011
 
a list of 1789 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 142 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 5 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tag: The Assassination Game (1982)

Tag: The Assassination Game (1982) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tag: The Assassination Game.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Crime | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A bus-load containing three cheer-leading teams from 3 different schools who are heading to compete against each other is hijacked by terrorists and the girls are kidnapped.

Director: Jeff Werner
Stars: Kristine DeBell, Jason Williams, Anthony Lewis
Tap (1989)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Just released from prison, Max Washington must decide which of his previous professions to return to burglar or tap dancer.

Director: Nick Castle
Stars: Gregory Hines, Suzzanne Douglas, Sammy Davis Jr.
Secret Weapons (TV Movie 1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Hamilton plays a young Russian girl recruited to be a sex spy, seducing men and catching them in compromising situations so they can be blackmailed. The problems start when she falls in ... See full summary »

Director: Don Taylor
Stars: Sally Kellerman, Linda Hamilton, Hunt Block
The Stone Boy (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Midwestern farm family faces major emotional adjustment after a tragedy results in the death of an older brother.

Director: Christopher Cain
Stars: Robert Duvall, Jason Presson, Glenn Close
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An autistic boy who dreams of flying touches everyone he meets, including a new family who has moved in after their father dies.

Director: Nick Castle
Stars: Lucy Deakins, Jay Underwood, Bonnie Bedelia
Meatballs (1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Wacky hijinks of counselors and campers at a less-than-average summer camp.

Director: Ivan Reitman
Stars: Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Kate Lynch
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Second in the series of Meatball movies. A group of kids attempt to save a summer camp that's a financial failure.

Director: Ken Wiederhorn
Stars: Richard Mulligan, Hamilton Camp, John Mengatti
The Big Brawl (1980)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.

Director: Robert Clouse
Stars: Jackie Chan, Kristine DeBell, José Ferrer
Night-Flowers (1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Unpleasant story of rape and murder involving a disturbed veteran of the war in Vietnam.

Director: Louis San Andres
Stars: Gabriel Walsh, José Pérez, Sabra Jones
Flush (1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Odd comedy about strange and funny noises.

Director: Andrew J. Kuehn
Stars: William Callaway, William Bronder, Jeannie Linero
Club Life (1986)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young man from a small town goes to Hollywood to make his fortune. He gets hired as a bouncer at a disco club, but soon finds himself caught up in drugs, gangsters and eventually has to ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Thaddeus Vane
Stars: Tony Curtis, Dee Wallace, Michael Parks
Wishman (TV Movie 1983)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Wishman is a genetic experiment condemned to spend its life in the lab. Two employees decide it deserves freedom, so they escape with it.

Director: James Frawley
Stars: Joseph Bottoms, Mark Dodson, Margarita Fernández
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Frazer Smith ...
Bruce Abbott ...
...
Ivan Bonar ...
...
Jim Greenleaf ...
Charlene Nelson ...
Steven Peterman ...
Jack Baker ...
Gowdy's Aide (as John Anthony Bailey)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This time the butler didn't do it! See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 April 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Everybody Gets It in the End  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

Susan runs away from the laundry room because she could not find anymore darts and hides in Alex's room to avoid being shot. Yet when she leaves his room her gun has a dart in it. See more »

Quotes

Alex Marsh: So... Susan Sways.
Susan Swayze: Swayze.
Alex Marsh: Swayze. where you from?
Susan Swayze: Beverly Hills.
See more »

Soundtracks

Born Dead
Performed by Rubber City Rebels
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Those Goofy College Kids and their Silly Games!
19 January 2008 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

The execution of "TAG: The Assassination Game" may be primarily comical and light-headed, the concept is extremely ingenious and would easily lean itself for a harsh and disturbing thriller. It's actually quite regrettable that writer/director Nick Castle (an acolyte of John Carpenter, which is made clear through many details throughout the film) opted for the more comical and all-revealing approach, as you can't help thinking this premise held a lot more potential. "TAG" is the name of a game organized on campus grounds and it's a gigantic hype in universities all across the USA. The participating students dispose of toy guns and receive the profile of another participant together with the assignment to "kill" them. Of course one of the players, who can't stand losing too well, takes the game a little serious and starts taking out his targets with genuine bullets. Most of the film, however, revolves on the game circuit of the lovely Linda Hamilton, as well as on her romance with the school newspaper journalist Robert Carradine), so it takes an awful long while before anyone ever realizes there's a crazed killer on the loose. "TAG" isn't exactly suspenseful, since the identity of the killer is never kept secret and – let's face it – someone going completely bonkers over losing a stupid college game isn't very convincing. There's also a severe lack in body count and the murders themselves aren't very spectacular. Still, it's a fun idea and the film has a few highly memorable moments and eccentric characters, like Carpenter (see the link?); the creep who keeps hold of the score. Linda Hamilton looks beautiful and very sexy in this one, although she smokes like a chimney unfortunately, and it's also the debut film of Bruce Abbott (Re-Animator).


2 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD? ianmill
When has this movie been on cable last few years bcolo-1
Has anyone seen... uberzombie
The most delightful film I enjoyed on TV in '82 or maybe after that strangerland
Discuss Tag: The Assassination Game (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page