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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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Bang du er død  »

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$8,800,000 (USA)
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Trivia

This movie, which features paint-ball, was released in the same 1985 year as the Bond movie A View to a Kill (1985). The next James Bond film after Gotcha! (1985), The Living Daylights (1987), featured paintball during a mock military training exercise during the opening sequence. See more »

Goofs

As Johnathan is giving the East German guards "the bird" from Checkpoint Charlie, it is obvious that he is holding a clay figure of "this bird" in his left hand. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan: You still a Homeboy?
Manolo: You still a white boy? Yeah, you're in a gang, you're in a gang for life.
Jonathan: Think the Homeboys could do me a little favor?
Manolo: Yeah.
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References Sudden Impact (1983) See more »

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Relax
Written by Peter Gill, Holly Johnson and Mark O'Toole
Performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Produced by Trevor Horn
Courtesy of ZTT/Island Records, Inc.
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Comedy Thriller that nostalgically hoists East German KGB agents as the bad guys!!
17 January 2003 | by (Pasadena, CA) – See all my reviews

What can I say, but this is one of those "eighties movies" featuring Anthony Edwards before he was "Goose" and Linda Fiorentino before she was that chick in M.I.B.

Plot Summary: A paintball enthusiast utilizes his finely tuned skill at hiding behind things when he gets involved with a CIA courier working behind the Iron Curtain. East Germany meets West L.A. with some really funny stereo-types that weren't all that tired when this movie came out in '85.

This film is primarily aimed at entertaining young men with a 007 lust. Still, there are so many one-liners and funny bits that my sister and I still make references to this movie when joking around, e.g. "I thought he was KGB from Russia." ~ "He's a CPA from Encino! Are you outta your mind?"

The utilization of various on-location landmarks make it fun and almost like a travelogue movie. There's a German fortress, the Louvre (pre-pyramid entrance), the eiffel tower, the UCLA campus, Olvera Street in Downtown L.A., and the Bonnaventure Hotel.

I also love this movie for introducing me to Pernod, and the scene in which it is introduced is so funny I can still remember it line for line!! I love this movie!!


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