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Gotcha! (1985)

PG-13  |   |  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 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 <>

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His first time may be his last. See more »


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3 May 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bang du er død  »

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$8,800,000 (USA)

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Just the second released movie of actress Linda Fiorentino. The movie was one of three Fiorentino was seen in during 1985, the others being Vision Quest (1985) and After Hours (1985). See more »


When leaving West Berlin in the punk's van they are stopped at the DDR border crossing - the border guard is not wearing his regulation tunic belt with its distinctive silver hammer and compass buckle. See more »


Operative: Vas is this?
Jonathan: Strudel.
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Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) See more »


Gotcha Where I Want Ya
Performed by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (as Joan Jett and The Blackhearts)
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Don't let the picture on the box fool you!
8 November 2000 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Gotcha is a perfect example of the old expression "you can't judge a book by it's cover". In this case, you can't judge a film by the art on the video box. If you can manage to ignore the misleading 80's teen sex romp box art long enough to give Gotcha a chance, what you'll find is a fast paced, surprisingly suspense filled, action-comedy starring everybody's favorite ER doc Anthony Edwards (who knew he ever had this much hair?) as a college loser hoping to find himself as he embarks for a few weeks in Europe. What he finds is espionage, assassins and a beautiful stranger with a secret.

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