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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Professor
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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Second of two films that actor Anthony Edwards made with director Jeff Kanew. The first had been Revenge of the Nerds (1984) around a year earlier. See more »

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In the opening chase sequence, before the credits, the players are seen chasing each other across the campus of UCLA. Several prominent extras playing professors are shown repeatedly walking past them from different directions. See more »

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Operative: Vas is this?
Jonathan: Strudel.
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Wouldn't It Be Good
Performed by Nik Kershaw
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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Teenage adolescent college fantasy James Bond film.
1 October 1999 | by (home of 2000 Olympics) – See all my reviews

In college Jonathan plays Gotcha with a paintball gun, but when his trip to Europe takes a turn with the KGB, he swaps he toy gun for the real thing. This is my No.1 favourite film of all time. I acknowledge that the film has its problems in the script department and also the many plausablities that make you go "Dah?". BUUUUT this film has such a rapid line of gags and dialogue that it can take you back to films such as "The big sleep".

The one liners come thick and fast, as does the action in which our Yankee hero Anthony Edwards teams up with Russian spy Linda Fiorento to run away from (the then popular enemy) the KGB. Anthony Edwards:"Wirgins? you mean virgins! No I'm not a virgin!" Linda Fiorento:"I like wirgins" Anthony:"Yes I'm a Wirgin"


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