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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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He started out trying to score and ended up being the target. 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:

Gotcha! 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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,806,919
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The famous crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin through the Berlin Wall during the Cold War is seen in the film but it is only ever referred to in the film as "The Checkpoint" even though it is implied that it is clearly suppose to be "Checkpoint Charlie". See more »

Goofs

When leaving West Berlin in the punk's van they are stopped at the DDR border crossing - the border guard is not wearing his regulation tunic belt with its distinctive silver hammer and compass buckle. 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

Referenced in Chuck: Chuck Versus the Alma Mater (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Say It Ain't True
Performed by Gregg Giuffria (as Giuffria)
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80,s cold-war cult
16 September 2001 | by fissiruhlSee all my reviews

This movie is a real 80,s movie but in a positive way. It also brings back those memories of the cold war that used to be. Especially in East-Berlin the movie becomes tense. Besides tense the movie is also quite funny.Anthony Edwards is well-cast as the young man being whirled into the wicked world of espionage behind the Iron Curtain, and I can´t help falling in love with Linda Fiorentino..That woman is so seductive and sexy in a strange mysterious way. She, and the border-tension of East Berlin, is my main reason for really liking this movie...They don´t make´em like this any more....Its Spy Game of the 80,s...


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