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Gotcha! (1985)

 -  Action | Comedy | Mystery  -  3 May 1985 (USA)
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Jonathan plays a game called Gotcha in which he hunts and is hunted by other students with paint guns. After a big win, he goes off for a vacation in France where he meets the sexy Sasha ... See full summary »

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Jonathan
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Sasha
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Manolo (as Nick Corri)
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Al
Marla Adams ...
Maria
Klaus Löwitsch ...
Vlad (as Klaus Loewitsch)
Christopher Rydell ...
Bob Jensen
Christie Claridge ...
Girl Student
Brad Cowgill ...
Reilly
Kari Lizer ...
Muffy
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Irene Olga López ...
Rosario
Bernard Spiegel ...
Taxi Driver
Muriel Dubrule ...
Paris Blonde
Tiina Maria ...
Heidi
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Jonathan plays a game called Gotcha in which he hunts and is hunted by other students with paint guns. After a big win, he goes off for a vacation in France where he meets the sexy Sasha who says she is only interested in him because he is a virgin. She takes him with her to East Germany where they are separated and he has to escape back to the west on his own, all the while being trailed by East German spies. He arrives home only to find the game is still going on, and a canister of film is in his backpack. Then Sasha re-appears. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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He's a young college student on vacation in Europe for the first time. She's his first real affair. A beautiful, mysterious woman who thinks danger is one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs there is. See more »


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$8,800,000 (USA)
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Trivia

In the film, when Jonathan (Anthony Edwards) propositions a girl on campus, she replies that he is the "Biggest Asshole". In the movie's trailer though, this is re-dubbed as the "Biggest Animal". See more »

Goofs

When leaving the DDR by foot the border guard asks Jonathon "What was your purpose of visit to East Berlin?" - East Berlin was never referred to as "East" by the DDR as this would lend recognition to the occupying forces of the other side - they would have said just "Berlin" or "Berlin Haupstadt der DDR" (capital of the DDR)- they referred to West Berlin as "Westberlin" or "Berlin (west)" See more »

Quotes

Al: It's not a camera, it's a Nikon.
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Referenced in Anmäld försvunnen (1986) See more »

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Gotcha
Performed by Thereza Bazar
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28 November 2002 | by (Lisbon, Portugal) – See all my reviews

I cannot say that this is one of the best movies ever, not even a great film or an undeniable mark on its genre, but sometimes there is a movie that without an apparent reason we happen to enjoy it very much. I really found `Gotcha!' to be a very impressive movie, especially because I was waiting to see nothing more than another teen movie full of unremarkable sex quotes.

Unfortunately, that is the way `Gotcha!' is usually promoted, regardless of being one of the funnier movies of the decade. The storyline is great and indeed reminds the brilliant and (I must say) superior `After Hours', but somehow it has its originality in never before seen action and suspense sequences.

Anthony Edwards, who would later play one of the leads in `ER', does a great job as the central character Jonathan Moore. Linda Fiorentino proved here to be a talented actress and Klaus Loewitsch is impressive as the leader of the `bad guys'. See it, if you have the chance.

My personal rating: ***1/2 out of ****


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