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Al
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Bob Jensen
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Kari Lizer ...
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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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In the scene set in the veterinary class one of the student extras is wearing a red sweatshirt with the letters "AB" on it in white. This shirt is borrowed from Revenge of the Nerds (1984) starring Anthony Edwards and directed by Jeff Kanew, who directed Edwards in this movie. This shirt was worn by the "Alpha Betas," the enemy fraternity of Edwards's Tri-Lams, in the "Nerds" movies. See more »

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Near the end of the 4th reel, Jonathan crashes the passenger side of his Mustang into the driver's side of Mr. Bronski's Mercedes sedan. Barely into the the 5th reel, certainly no more than 12 hours later in the screenplay, the undamaged passenger side of Jonathan's car is clearly visible as he pulls into the garage underneath his apartment. See more »

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Operative: Vas is this?
Jonathan: Strudel.
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Two Tribes
Written by Peter Gill, Holly Johnson & Mark O'Toole
Performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Produced by Trevor Horn
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Great 80s fun.
13 April 2004 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

In my book, Gotcha! is another good movie in Anthony Edward's catalog of 80s movies. Edwards is Jonathan, a somewhat wimpy looking college student who's afternoon frat boy fun of tagging his rival classmates with a dart gun as he chases them around campus, is about to come a reality in an arena of gritty international espionage. And Jonathan oughta know, these guys don't f**k around.

Jonathan and his buddy, Manolo (Jsu Garcia) take a trip to Europe during semester vacation. For Jonathan, he'd like to spend times soaking up the local culture with beautiful girls, but he's just too quiet for all of that, unlike Manolo, who's so brazen that his pick up lines are thinly disguised stories about him being a spy and needing an escort to help distract those who are following him. So, of course Manolo gets the girl.

But Jonathan soon get's lucky, too, meeting an elegant, but secretive Russian woman named Sasha (Linda Florentino) who gives him some story about being an exchange student and all of that. He even ditches his friend, Manolo (they were supposed to go to Spain) to go with his girlfriend to Germany, which is not an ideal vacation destination in 1985. But Jonathan, smitten with his new girlfriend, finds out there is more going on, and soon enough, his little games of pretending to be a spy are going to help him get out a real jam, or else he's going to wind up dead. It is actually a really enjoyable movie, seeing this quirky guy stuck in a real life game of cat and mouse.


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