TAG: THE ASSASSINATION GAME dvd
DIRECTOR: Nick Castle (The Last Starfighter)
STARS: Linda Hamilton (Terminator), Robert Carradine (Massacre at Central High), Kristine DeBell (Cheerleader's Wild Weekend, Bruce Abbott (Re-Animator), Perry Lang (A Great Ride), Michael Winslow, Xander Berkley
SYNOPSIS: Fun PG-rated film that was a cable television staple in the 80's. Just a few years before battling The Terminator Linda Hamilton had to go up against a psychotic gun-toting loner. The premise is a game played by college students call "T.A.G." (or The Assassination Game). Players get orders to assassinate targets and they stalk & shoot them with suction cup-style toy guns. Eventually a winner will be announced. Bruce Abbott (acting more like his Re-Animator co-star Jeffrey Combs!) is an unhinged TAG player, and reigning champ, who finally snaps and starts playing with a real gun! As the bodies start piling up in his dorm room (see below) it becomes obvious that his final target to win the game will be Linda Hamilton. Robert Carradine provides some comic relief as a cigar-smoking gumshoe reporter who falls for Hamilton and uncovers the murders. It combines thriller, action, comedy and film noir elements into a recommended winner. An entertaining sleeper that would make a great double-bill with Gotcha!
*For more see: Massacre at Central High, Young Warriors, Prime Risk / Defense Play and On the Air Live with Captain Midnight
Fullscreen / Color
Region Free NTSC dvd-R
YELLOW dvd case (above image is the front cover art)
NOTE: The below clip is Low Resolution quality for YouTube
The first Kill!
Linda Hamilton finds dead bodies