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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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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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$8,800,000 (USA)
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The movie makes two overt spoken references to the James Bond film series. The first is when Manolo says to Jonathan, "You're a regular James Bond man!" whilst the second is when Jonathan says, "The name's Moore. Jonathan Moore". See more »

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The tranquilizer used on the tiger in the classroom, Phencyclidine (PCP), brand name Sernyl was introduced as a human tranquilizer in 1953. but owing to adverse effects among human patients, it was withdrawn from the market in 1965 and relegated to a veterinary-only tranquilizer. However, PCP continued to cause unpredictable reactions among animal subjects. It also became popular among recreational drug users in the 1960s and 1970s as Angel Dust, and veterinarians found their offices and labs broken into by users looking for the drug. Thus, the use of PCP, or Sernyl, declined precipitously and generally was not used at all among vets by the mid-seventies. Therefore, a college veterinary program would not provide its instructors with PCP, a dangerous and disused tranquilizer, for its instructors. They certainly would not keep a dangerous drug in a classroom cabinet where Jonathan could steal it and shoot people with tranquilizer darts. PCP side effects include paranoia, dissociative delirium, hallucinations, and a myriad of unpleasant somatic symptoms. The physiological, chemical, and behavioral effects can be lethal in some cases. See more »

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Jonathan: I would kill or die to make love to you.
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Followed by Gotcha! The Sport! (1987) See more »

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Never Too Late
Performed by Greg Giuffria (as Giuffria)
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Quirky teen comedy with dated politics but a universal message about love
1 May 1999 | by (Ukiah, California) – See all my reviews

Before Anthony Edwards became one of the highest-paid actors on television, he played a milquetoast college student to perfection in this not-perfect, but still worthwhile comedy. The title refers to a stealthy dart game that he and his friends play around campus (USC?), although it ironically plays little part in the plot once he and a friend fly off to Paris for spring break to search for culture and young women. Edwards' awkward efforts at romance with a much more sophisticated European lady (the always-terrific Linda Fiorentino) hit just the right note, and the dialogue is full of sharp lines. Just as ironic as the "Gotcha" game becoming a minor plot point is that the Cold War spy subplot became hopelessly outdated when the Wall came down; but the awkward love story set in that now-bygone era will still be relevant as long as there are 18 year-olds like Edwards who look like Bambi but still yearn for love.


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