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Tag: The Assassination Game (1982)

College assassination game turns deadly as someone starts playing for real.

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Nick Castle

Writer:

Nick Castle
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Carradine ... Alex Marsh
Linda Hamilton ... Susan Swayze
Kristine DeBell ... Nancy McCauley
Perry Lang ... Frank English
John Mengatti ... Randy Simonetti
Michael Winslow ... Gowdy
Frazer Smith Frazer Smith ... Nick Carpenter
Bruce Abbott ... Loren Gersh
Xander Berkeley ... Connally
Ivan Bonar Ivan Bonar ... Patterson
Scott Dunlop ... Wallace
Jim Greenleaf Jim Greenleaf ... Swanson
Charlene Nelson ... Charlene
Steven Peterman ... Schooster
Jack Baker ... Gowdy's Aide (as John Anthony Bailey)
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Storyline

Susan participates in The Assassination Game, in which every player tries to shoot another with a toy dart gun, until only one remains. Pretending to do research for his newspaper, college student Alex Marsh teams up with the attractive Susan Swayze. While doing his best to win her over, and helping her finding her targets, Alex discovers that this year the Game may be more serious than most contenders realize... Written by Peter Zweers <peterz@pi.net>

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It's a killer! See more »

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Action | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Everybody Gets It in the End See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Limelight Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Tag Victim Profiles contained a field titled "Alias". The only legible alias was Susan's which was Sapphire. Of the remaining profiles that showed the field the only legible part was "the", thus Susan had the only alias without "the" in it. Susan's Tag Victim Profile shown in the opening credits is different to the one used in the movie itself, including the alias field which reads "Mystery Woman", and the weight field which reads "svelte". See more »

Goofs

Susan runs away from the laundry room because she could not find anymore darts and hides in Alex's room to avoid being shot. Yet when she leaves his room her gun has a dart in it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Connally's Assassin: Hello, Connally.
Connally: No. No.
[Conallly is shot in the head]
Connally: Shit.
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Connections

References To Trap a Spy (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Rebel To The Rescue
Performed by Rubber City Rebels
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A small gem with good acting and no jazzy special effects
6 July 2006 | by RickSkyboySee all my reviews

The first thing I notice when I watch "TAG" is that the film seems to have been made on TV tape....it has that feel. Sound and lighting are basic, and it's clear from the outset that this movie was made on a shoestring budget.

It is the acting that brings this film through. Linda Hamilton studied Lauren Bacall very closely, and makes a credible run at a "To Have and Have Not" moment, and Robert Carradine hams it up as a budding ace reporter. Bruce Abbott is darkly psychotic as the bad guy. Hard to believe that Linda married this guy!

Worth a look at least once, if you can find it.


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