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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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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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3 May 1985 (USA)  »

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Bang du er død  »

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$8,800,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The real-life distinctive period structure where a chase and action sequence occurs late in the movie was "The Spandau Citadel", but referred only in the film by its German name, which is the "Zitadelle Spandau". Shooting actually took place there in the real location. The fortress is one of the best preserved European Renaissance military buildings. The medieval fort was built on an island between the Spree and Havel rivers around 1559-1594. It was constructed to protect the town of Spandau and today is a museum and tourist destination. See more »

Goofs

The scenes of "East Berlin" at night are clearly "West Berlin" by the street lighting - "East" Berlin had very distinctive mass produced street lights that are to be found in nearly every town and city of the former East Germany. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan: I thought he was KGB from Russia
Al: He's a CPA from Encino... are you Crazy?
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References Dallas (1978) See more »

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Say It Ain't True
Performed by Greg Giuffria (as Giuffria)
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This movie has everything you need for a fun video rental night.
6 May 2002 | by (Farmington Hills, Michigan) – See all my reviews



It's got action, it's got sex, it's got humor, and most of all, it's got a college kid who seems to be able to outsmart highly trained German spies. Everyone loves it when a complete loser, virgin college guy gets duped by his spy girlfriend to be the patsy for a large coup involving other spies, CIA, and the FBI. And what better way to show Anthony Edwards beat all of these people than with a mere animal tranquilizer gun. See it, if just for the "Yes, I am a weergin" line.


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