His first time may be his last.
A student on a trip to France is tricked into smuggling secrets across the Iron curtain by a sexy spy.
Borrowed from K
Funny 1980's Anthony Edwards film
Other than a handful of inspired moments (and quotable lines), GOTCHA! rolls along steadfastly in pursuit of standard plot points culled from the genre of gullible American (Anthony Edwards) used by a beautiful foreign woman (Linda Fiorentino) in nefarious dealings with Russians. The movie has a few things going for it that make it worth the watch, but it's unlikely to become a favorite without a healthy dose of 80's nostalgia... which is right up my alley. Excellent use of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, by the way.
"James Bond had Pussy Galore. I can't even get a date."
"I can't take this down to the photomat. It's got spy shit on it."
"You're right, I'm on drugs. I'm a junkie, you know, I mainline, I freebase, I put cocaine on my cornflakes..."
Want to see Anthony Edwards be an accidental spy and take out other spies with a dart gun then this film is for you and if you don't it is still worth your time. The first 15 minutes of the film tell you how the last 15 minutes of it will be because he plays a game called Gotcha! If you don't know this game then why are you reading this review because you should be out there playing the game.
Einfach immer wieder gut! Es gibt ja so Filme aus der Jugendzeit, die man sich auch heute immer wieder ansehen kann. Wer ihn noch nicht kennt, sollte sich den mal anschauen!
Tonally, this movie is scattershot, but it's a good example of "trend cinema" since this was being sold as the "paintball movie". It was also where my obsessin wi Linda Fiorentino started. Thanks Jeff Kanew!
Also: the DP's name was King Baggot. Why didn't he get more work? ;)