In the year 2042, a clumsy noir gumshoe named Tex Murphy must stop a cult of religious fanatics who plan to destroy the human race.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Great P.I. of the Universe (voice)
The Colonel
The Chameleon
Chris Jones ...
Tex Murphy / Inspector Burns
Michail Bailey ...
Lowell Percival
Mindy Lawson ...
Rebecca Clay ...
Alaynah Moore
Monique Lanier ...
Countess Renier
Kevin Jones ...
Mac Malden (as Kevin L. Jones)
Sandy Jensen ...
Eddie Ching
Douglas Vandegrift ...
Rook Garner / Beek Nariz / Sal Lucido
Randall Edwards ...
Louie LaMintz
Suzanne Barnes ...
Jeri Christian ...
Francesca Lucido


In the year 2042, a clumsy noir gumshoe named Tex Murphy must stop a cult of religious fanatics who plan to destroy the human race.

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31 October 1994 (USA)  »

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Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon  »

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Tex Murphy: All I've ever needed was a soft felt fedora, a well-tailored overcoat and a comfy pair of sneakers. Some people know what they like and they stay with it.
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"The producers wish to inform you that no geiggers were harmed during the production of Under a Killing Moon." See more »


References Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) See more »

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A Classic of Computer Cinema
16 October 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This remains, for all time, my favourite computer game. There has never been a better blend of game and movie. Not only is the game challenging and fun, but the movie happens to be exceptionally well written. Chris Jones directs the action and stars as the main character, Tex Murphy, a loveable blend of Humphrey Bogart and Peter Sellers. The story is a P.I. drama with a twist--it's set in post WWIII San Francisco, in a world where flying cars, space stations, laser beams, and mutants are all run-of-the-mill occurrences. Beginning with a simple robbery investigation, the game slowly builds to a much more frightening level. It is a tale of the far-reaching dangers of bigotry and hatred. The story encompasses all of recorded history, and is written so cleverly that it could very well come true.

Although the game contains many frightening moments, as well as points where the fate of the ENTIRE WORLD rests on Tex's shoulders, it is balanced out by the gumshoe's caustic wit. One especially memorable scene is when, in the boardroom of a mysterious corporation, hiding from a killer security robot, Tex can look at the pictures of the board members and come up with a witty remark for each and every one. I would recommend this game to anyone who likes detective stories, futuristic tales, and problem-solving computer games. Again, it is the perfect blend of game and movie. The game will keep you on your toes, while the movie will keep you in stitches.

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