PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Mystery
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.
According to the book "Spies and Sleuths: Mystery, Spy and Suspense Films on Videocassette" (1988), the filmmakers were forbidden to enter the then official borderline between East Germany and West Germany, a zone which was located about ten feet in front of the Berlin Wall. As such, "because the production was not allowed to cross into East Berlin, an exact replica of the wall from the eastern point of view had to be built just a few feet in front of the west side".
Now we're talkin'. God bless America!
Jonathan: How 'bout a Whopper? No, make that a Double Whopper with American cheese. And large American french fries, and a great big American chocolate shake. Okay?
Jonathan: No sauerkraut. No schnitzel.
The scenes of "East Berlin" at night are clearly "West Berlin" by the street lighting - "East" Berlin had very distinctive mass produced street lights that are to be found in nearly every town and city of the former East Germany.
English, German, Russian, French
$2,360,484 (USA) (5 May 1985)
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