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Gotcha! (1985)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Mystery | 3 May 1985 (USA)
Jonathan plays Gotcha with fellow college students, testing ability as assassin or mark, using paintball guns on campus. He flies to Paris on vacation and, with a woman taking his virginity, on to Berlin, where the game/ammo gets real.

Director:

Jeff Kanew

Writers:

Paul G. Hensler (story), Dan Gordon (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Edwards ... Jonathan
Linda Fiorentino ... Sasha
Jsu Garcia ... Manolo (as Nick Corri)
Alex Rocco ... Al
Marla Adams ... Maria
Klaus Löwitsch ... Vlad (as Klaus Loewitsch)
Christopher Rydell ... Bob Jensen
Christie Claridge Christie Claridge ... Girl Student
Brad Cowgill Brad Cowgill ... Reilly
Kari Lizer ... Muffy
David Wohl ... Professor
Irene Olga López Irene Olga López ... Rosario
Bernard Spiegel Bernard Spiegel ... Taxi Driver
Muriel Dubrule Muriel Dubrule ... Paris Blonde
Tiina Maria Tiina Maria ... Heidi
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Storyline

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 »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Russian | French

Release Date:

3 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Touché! See more »

Filming Locations:

Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,360,484, 5 May 1985

Gross USA:

$10,806,919
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Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's score was composed by Bill Conti, who had in recent times, about four years earlier, composed the music score for the James Bond movie For Your Eyes Only (1981). That was the only Bond score Conti ever composed. Parts of his score for Gotcha! (1985) evoke that Bond score making the music in the two movies unique companion pieces. See more »

Goofs

Registering in the Berlin hotel, Sasha comes first and enters the name Barlickova. The receptionist then asks Jonathan, sneering, "Mr ... Barlickova?" Czech surnames for females always end with 'ova', whereas males don't; if the couple shared a surname, Jonathan would be Mr Barlicek. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan: I thought he was KGB from Russia
Al: He's a CPA from Encino... are you Crazy?
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Connections

Featured in Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Gotcha
Performed by Thereza Bazar
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Don't let the picture on the box fool you!
8 November 2000 | by creamfingerSee 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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