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Tag: The Assassination Game (1982)

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

Director:

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Carpenter's progress chart contained 31 lines suggesting there were 31 players. Only 20 lines were shown close enough to read the names though. The legible section of the chart contained the following names from top to bottom: C Sterns, W Pickett, H Johnson, S Swayze, A Neumen, D Swanson, B McTell, M Douglas, T Wallace, S Fraley, R Simonetti, M Holmes, L Gersh, G Nelson, R Johnson, E Presely, N McCauley, B Gowdy, N Wilson and J Schooster. Obviously it was not in alphabetical order or any discernible semblance. The part of the chart above the section containing these names was never shown close enough to be legible but presumably had 11 names. Connally, Gersh's kill in the opening scene, is not among the 20 nor is one of Susan's kills, Richard Chudnow. Particularly odd is that neither is one of Gersh's murder victims. Alex was checking off who killed each missing TAG player but he never checked who killed March, the last person on his list. We are only given the last name March for this victim and have to assume Gersh killed him as well. In addition some of the 20 listed were terminated by 2 names not among those 20. Thus we can assume that T Meyers, D Morsky as well as Connally, Chudnow and March are among the 11 names that preceded the 20 we can read. The progress report chart in Carpenter's car only had 14 lines oddly enough. 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 »

Soundtracks

Rebel To The Rescue
Performed by Rubber City Rebels
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The Assassination Game
24 September 2012 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

A group of students in college are playing a game called TAG:The Assassination Game with plastic dart guns.A college newspaper reporter played by Robert Carradine decides to write the story about TAG after one of the players beautiful Linda Hamilton hides out in his room.Gersh(Bruce Abbot)becomes angry after failing the game,so he starts to use gun with a real bullets and the hunt begins..."Tag:The Assassination Game" was directed by Nick Castle who played Michael Myers in John Carpenter's "Halloween".It's also worth checking out for fantastic actors including Linda Hamilton,Bruce Abbot,Robert Carradine,Xander Berkley,Michael Winslow and Forest Whitaker.The score is excellent,the pace is fast and there is a bit of violence but no gore and nudity.7 deadly dart guns out of 10.


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