Gotcha! (1985) - Rotten Tomatoes

Gotcha! (1985)




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"Gotcha!" is a puerile but popular campus game at UCLA in which students stalk one another armed with paint-spewing pellet guns. Veterinary student Anthony Edwards may not be any great shakes in the classroom, but he's a whiz at Gotcha. His skills come in handy when Edwards, on vacation in Paris, becomes acquainted with the mysterious Linda Fiorentino. She gets him mixed up in international espionage; fortunately, the well-armed spies aren't quite as adept at "Gotcha" as Edwards is. Most of the film was lensed in Paris and Berlin.


Marie Dubrule
as Paris Blonde
Nick Corri
as Manolo
Marla Adams
as Maria, Jonathan's Mother
Klaus Lowitsch
as Vlad, a Russian Agent
Christie Claridge
as Girl Student
David Wohl
as Professor
Bernard Spiegel
as Taxi Driver
Muriel Dubrule
as Paris Blonde
Marie Carlman
as Hotel Girl
Chris Rydell
as Bob Jensen
Ayshea Leigh
as Cabaret Singer
Danny Tolkan
as Maitre d'
Maximilian Ruethlein
as WB Hotel Clerk
Roland Nitschke
as EB Customs Guard
Erich Schwarz
as EB Customs Guard
Christel Merian
as EB Customs Guard
Dan van Husen
as Man in Shadow
Traudl Haas
as Kiosk Woman
Manfred Tummler
as EB Policeman
Georg Tryphon
as Customs Officer
Dirk Vogeley
as WB Policeman
Karl Spanner
as KGB Goon
Berno Kurten
as Punk Driver
Elke Knittel
as Female Punker
Kristina Vasari
as Airport Hostess
Dante di Loreto
as Boy with Football
Erik Holland
as Bronski
Aileen Fitzpatrick
as CIA Operator
J.P. Bumstead
as Duty Officer
Steve Eastin
as CIA Agent
Robin Cooke
as CIA Agent
Tim Werner
as CIA Agent
Peter Pan
as Chinese Man
Greg Karas
as Homeboy
Gene Lebell
as KGB Agent
Bob Yerkes
as KGB Agent
George Fisher
as KGB Agent
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Critic Reviews for Gotcha!

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

Like "Red Dawn," "Gotcha!" uses love of country as a marketing device, a way to capture the teen audience that voted for Reagan.

January 2, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a fairly good movie -- good enough to make us wish it had tried a little harder.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

a decidedly uneven movie, and not without its pleasures, even though it is difficult not to notice its various plot holes, lapses in logic, and (arguably amusing) datedness

October 15, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A PG-13 piffle.

October 12, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

This material might have worked if, say, the late German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder had reshaped it into a perverse comedy. As it is, Fiorentino... ought to be put to more imaginative use than this.

August 3, 2015 | Full Review…

Uninspired sophomoric spy caper.

January 23, 2006 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Gotcha!

"Mon crayon est large."

Jani H
Jani H

Super Reviewer

I caught this movie on TV a while ago, I remember it being exciting and kinda funny too. I really enjoyed it, and I'd like to see it again.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


The teen movie is funny, mystery and excitement - it's like James Bond in college. Anthony Edwards is well-cast as the young man being whirled into the wicked world of espionage behind the Iron Curtain, and Linda Fiorentino is so seductive and sexy in a strange mysterious way.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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