Tag: The Assassination Game

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TAG: The Assassination Game
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Directed by Nick Castle
Produced by Dan Rosenthal
Peter Rosten
Written by Nick Castle
Starring Robert Carradine
Linda Hamilton
Kristine DeBell
Perry Lang
John Mengatti
Michael Winslow
Frazer Smith
Xander Berkeley
Bruce Abbott
Music by Craig Safan
Cinematography Willy Kurant
Edited by Tom Walls
Distributed by Ginis Films
Release date
  • April 20, 1982 (1982-04-20)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

TAG: The Assassination Game, also known as Everybody Gets it in the End,[1] is a 1982 film directed by Nick Castle and starring Robert Carradine and Linda Hamilton in her first feature film starring role.[2] It is based on the game Assassin.


At an American college, a group of students play a game with suction cup dart toy guns similar to The 10th Victim where a pair of students are assigned to "kill" the other one first by shooting him with a dart. One student, Loren Gersh (Bruce Abbott) lives purely to play the game with his expertise in "killing" all of his opponents and not being "killed" himself making him a renowned master.

When one of his cringing victims accidentally drops his dart gun, it goes off and hits Gersh, "killing" him. Faced with the embarrassment of losing his reputation by a geek getting lucky, Gersh really kills his opponent, setting him on the goal to use actual weapons and real killing from then on. His opponents in the game are unaware of Gersh's new rules.

Gersh slowly transforms from an average student to a James Bond-type killer.[citation needed]

Production notes[edit]

One of Gersh's planned victims is Susan Swayze, played by Linda Hamilton. The two performers met on the set of the film and subsequently married.[3]


  1. ^ "FORGOTTEN FILM: T.A.G.: THE ASSASSINATION GAME (1982)". Talking Moviezzz. 2007-05-20. Archived from the original on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  2. ^ "CNN LARRY KING LIVE Interview With Linda Hamilton Aired October 14, 2005 - 21:00 ET". CNN.com - Transcripts. Retrieved 28 June 2014. KING: That was from a 1982 film, her first film, acting with her first husband, Bruce Abbott. That was titled "Tag: The Assassination Game."
  3. ^ "Linda Hamilton: Bruce Abbott". Lycos Retriever. Archived from the original on 2011-06-14. Retrieved 28 June 2014.

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