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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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Professor
Irene Olga López ...
Rosario
Bernard Spiegel ...
Taxi Driver
Muriel Dubrule ...
Paris Blonde
Tiina Maria ...
Heidi
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Storyline

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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The film's score was composed by Bill Conti, who had in recent times, about four years earlier, composed the music score for the James Bond movie For Your Eyes Only (1981). That was the only Bond score Conti ever composed. Parts of his score for Gotcha! (1985) evoke that Bond score making the music in the two movies unique companion pieces. See more »

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When Jonathan returns to Los Angeles and first discovers the film that he inadvertently smuggled out of East Germany, it appears to be a canister of 35 mm film with an inch or two of film sticking out of the canister. Had the film already been used to photograph anything, it would not have had any film visible, as the camera would have been used to rewind all of the film back into the canister before the canister was removed from the camera. As presented in the movie, Jonathan appears to have smuggled an unused roll of film. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan: I don't know Manolo, I think it's hopeless. I'm never going to get laid!
Professor: Although that thought may be of great comfort to the women of the world Mr. Moore, as a future veterinarian, you should know that every dog eventually has his day.
[students laugh]
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References Torn Curtain (1966) See more »

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Angel 07
Performed by Hubert Kah
Courtesy of MCA/Curb/Wheatley/Intercord Records
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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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