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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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Taglines:

Jonathan 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:

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

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 names of the two books by Ernest Hemingway that Jonathan Moore (Anthony 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 »

Goofs

Just before the title of the movie, Jonathan is talking to a girl student holding a can of Diet Pepsi. In-between shots, the can changes position, so the name is still visible, even though she's not doing anything else but holding it. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan: You're right, I'm on drugs. I'm a junkie, you know, I mainline, I freebase, I put cocaine on my cornflakes...
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Connections

References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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Never Too Late
Performed by Gregg Giuffria (as Giuffria)
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Anthony Edwards at his cutest!!
28 April 2002 | by erdocgreeneSee all my reviews

This movie was soo sweet, funny and gripping. I really loved Anthony in this one, and thought he was adorable. The story was simple but interesting and I thought the movie carried itself well. A must-see for any Anthony Edwards lover...like me!!


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