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Tag: The Assassination Game (1982)

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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Release Date:

20 April 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Everybody Gets It in the End  »

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In scene 2 Susan's target Schooster played by Steven Peterman and Jim Veneziano shoot one another when Susan ducks. The credits simply list Veneziano as an anonymous "TAG player" suggesting his character was never given a name; but towards the end at the TAG party he is referred to as Charlie. This suggests he was given a name why he was not credited is unknown. Moreover the progress chart contains a C Sterns thus he may have been Charlie Sterns. 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 »


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