Tag: The Assassination Game (1982)

PG  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  20 April 1982 (USA)
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College assassination game turns deadly as someone starts playing for real.



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


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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20 April 1982 (USA)  »

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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 »


Towards the end of the movie in the Campus Security office it is revealed that five students are missing. The missing person report for the last person (Nancy McCauley) is being filled out during Alex's visit. Therefore, there should be four files in the missing person folder that Alex flips through, yet there are only three; Swanson, Holmes, and Wallace. Moreover, when Susan discovers the bodies in Gersh's closet there are only three instead of five. See more »


Alex Marsh: So... Susan Sways.
Susan Swayze: Swayze.
Alex Marsh: Swayze. where you from?
Susan Swayze: Beverly Hills.
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* *1/2 out of 4.

At a college campus the latest craze is a game where people are given targets to chase after with fake guns loaded with plastic darts. However, the reigning champion so upset over losing decides to use real bullets instead and continue on with the game. Fast paced film with an appealing cast and a fair amount of suspense, style and humor. Also proves tons of violence is not necessary to make a good horror / thriller.

Rated PG; Violence.

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