As you watch "Getting Even" (citywide), you may have the eerie feeling that you're seeing the first multimillion-dollar "R" movie written entirely by 10-year-olds.
That's not so, of course--the film is too elaborate for the producers to play such an outlandish prank. But you're never quite sure.
Take the infantile character names: the hero, Tag Taggar (Edward Albert), the heroine, Paige Starson (Audrey Landers), and the villain, King Kenderson (Joe Don Baker). Tag is Dallas' "leading industrialist"--and also a martial artist, toxic-waste specialist and secret commando staging raids on Afghanistan. Paige is a "beautiful American agent." King is a jovial sadist with a ranch full of horses, dogs, surly thugs--and helicopters from which he can throw people, while laughing maniacally.
Take the dialogue: During a car chase, Tag yells at Paige, "If you get us killed, I'm never talking to you again!" At a party, when he asks if she wants to mingle, she replies, "Mingle, mingle."