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Manolo (as Nick Corri)
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Al
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Maria
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Vlad (as Klaus Loewitsch)
Christopher Rydell ...
Bob Jensen
Christie Claridge ...
Girl Student
Brad Cowgill ...
Reilly
Kari Lizer ...
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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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$8,800,000 (USA)
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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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Upon returning to West Berlin, Jonathan appears to walk directly past the customs house and does not offer his passport. Re-entry to West Berlin required passport control. See more »

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Jonathan: I thought he was KGB from Russia
Al: He's a CPA from Encino... are you Crazy?
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References Torn Curtain (1966) See more »

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Gotcha
Performed by Thereza Bazar
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Don't let the picture on the box fool you!
8 November 2000 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Gotcha is a perfect example of the old expression "you can't judge a book by it's cover". In this case, you can't judge a film by the art on the video box. If you can manage to ignore the misleading 80's teen sex romp box art long enough to give Gotcha a chance, what you'll find is a fast paced, surprisingly suspense filled, action-comedy starring everybody's favorite ER doc Anthony Edwards (who knew he ever had this much hair?) as a college loser hoping to find himself as he embarks for a few weeks in Europe. What he finds is espionage, assassins and a beautiful stranger with a secret.


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