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Gotcha! (1985)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Mystery | 3 May 1985 (USA)
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 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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Meet Jonathan. A college student who loves girls, games & gunplay. This year, on vacation in Paris, he's going to find out about all three. For real! See more »


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Bang du er død  »

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$2,360,484, 5 May 1985

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$10,806,919
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The real-life live action game "Gotcha!" is also known by a variety of other names such as Assassin, Killer, Elimination, Paranoia, Juggernaut, Assassins, Battle Royal, Circle of Death and KAOS (Killing As Organized Sport). See more »

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Jonathan crashes the passenger side of his Mustang into the driver's side of Mr. Bronski's Mercedes sedan. Barely 12 hours later the Mustang is undamaged. See more »

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Jonathan: Cheryl Brewster. The spy from Pittsburg.
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References Goldfinger (1964) See more »

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Gotcha
Performed by Thereza Bazar
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Comedy Thriller that nostalgically hoists East German KGB agents as the bad guys!!
17 January 2003 | by 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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