Gotcha! (1985)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Comedy, Mystery


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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.


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  • Anthony Edwards in Gotcha! (1985)
  • Anthony Edwards and Linda Fiorentino in Gotcha! (1985)
  • Jsu Garcia in Gotcha! (1985)
  • Anthony Edwards and Reggie in Gotcha! (1985)
  • Klaus Löwitsch in Gotcha! (1985)

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13 April 2004 | vertigo_14
8
| Great 80s fun.
In my book, Gotcha! is another good movie in Anthony Edward's catalog of 80s movies. Edwards is Jonathan, a somewhat wimpy looking college student who's afternoon frat boy fun of tagging his rival classmates with a dart gun as he chases them around campus, is about to come a reality in an arena of gritty international espionage. And Jonathan oughta know, these guys don't f**k around.

Jonathan and his buddy, Manolo (Jsu Garcia) take a trip to Europe during semester vacation. For Jonathan, he'd like to spend times soaking up the local culture with beautiful girls, but he's just too quiet for all of that, unlike Manolo, who's so brazen that his pick up lines are thinly disguised stories about him being a spy and needing an escort to help distract those who are following him. So, of course Manolo gets the girl.

But Jonathan soon get's lucky, too, meeting an elegant, but secretive Russian woman named Sasha (Linda Florentino) who gives him some story about being an exchange student and all of that. He even ditches his friend, Manolo (they were supposed to go to Spain) to go with his girlfriend to Germany, which is not an ideal vacation destination in 1985. But Jonathan, smitten with his new girlfriend, finds out there is more going on, and soon enough, his little games of pretending to be a spy are going to help him get out a real jam, or else he's going to wind up dead. It is actually a really enjoyable movie, seeing this quirky guy stuck in a real life game of cat and mouse.

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Details

Release Date:

3 May 1985

Language

English, German, Russian, French


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

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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