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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 »

Genres:

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

In the second scene Susan ducks as Schooster and Charlie shoot at her thus they shoot and kill one another. Yet on Carpenter's progress chart "S. Swayse" (note the misspelling with an S in place of the Z) is credited with J. Schooster's kill. 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 »

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Born Dead
Performed by Rubber City Rebels
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Old skool classic
9 October 2006 | by cappaccinodagreatSee all my reviews

I remember watching this on HBO when I was like 12 years old. Thsi movie was cool then, but I haven't seen it since then. The funny thing is, when I went to U of Miami for college in 1990, we actually played a version of this game on campus. The campus was nuts playing this game too. You never knew who to trust. I do not think this movie is available on DVD at this point, and I think thats way it is not seen as a cult classic like others like it from the same era. Its just not available and no one uses VHS anymore. If they release it on DVD at anytime, check it out. it might be dated now, but it was still good. Good actors in it too.


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