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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Manolo (as Nick Corri)
Vlad (as Klaus Loewitsch)
Christie Claridge ...
Girl Student
Brad Cowgill ...
Kari Lizer ...
Irene Olga López ...
Bernard Spiegel ...
Taxi Driver
Muriel Dubrule ...
Tiina Maria ...


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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His first time may be his last. See more »


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Release Date:

3 May 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bang du er død  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,360,484, 5 May 1985

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The names of the two books by Ernest Hemingway that Jonathan Moore (Tony Edwards) was carrying with him and reading whilst traveling in Europe were "A Moveable Feast" and "Fiesta", the latter which is also known as "The Sun Also Rises". Both books have connections with the film's story. The first book is set in Paris which is also where Jonathan and Manolo visit in the film, the book being a set of memoirs of Hemingway's time there as a youth in his 20s, a similar age to these two young men. The latter is a novel about American and British expatriates who travel from Paris to Spain. This is the same European tour schedule of Manolo and Jonathan in the movie. See more »


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 »


Duty Officer: All right, move those cars, this is the CIA.
Manolo: You got no juice here, man.
Bob Jensen: Yeah, well this is Government juice, Pachuco.
Manolo: Don't show me your badges, we don't know nothing about no stinking badges.
[the CIA men pull out their pistols]
Bob Jensen: Look, we're not playing games here, greaseball!
Manolo: Neither are we, Amigo.
[about 25 Gangbangers point various guns at the CIA men]
Manolo: Remember the Alamo?
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Referenced in Chuck: Chuck Versus the Seduction (2008) See more »


Two Tribes
Written by Peter Gill, Holly Johnson & Mark O'Toole
Performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Produced by Trevor Horn
Courtesy of ZTT/Island Records, Inc.
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This movie has everything you need for a fun video rental night.
6 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

It's got action, it's got sex, it's got humor, and most of all, it's got a college kid who seems to be able to outsmart highly trained German spies. Everyone loves it when a complete loser, virgin college guy gets duped by his spy girlfriend to be the patsy for a large coup involving other spies, CIA, and the FBI. And what better way to show Anthony Edwards beat all of these people than with a mere animal tranquilizer gun. See it, if just for the "Yes, I am a weergin" line.

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