Blonde action hero Duke Nukem takes on murderous aliens and mutated Los Angeles police officers that have taken over Los Angeles.


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Credited cast:
Lee Jackson ...
Fat Commander (voice)
Jon St. John ...
Duke Nukem (voice)


In the early 21st century, The city of Los Angeles has been taken over by murderous aliens and the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) has mutated. The streets of L.A. has become a infestation zone. Only one man can take out the trash and that man is the man who loves to kick ass and chew bubblegum... Returning to Earth and armed with a arsenal of weaponry, blonde action hero Duke Nukem takes on the murderous aliens and the mutant Los Angeles police officers in a spectacular ultra-violent showdown, from the red light district to the football stadium, Duke is the only man who can save the earth and stop the murderous aliens who need exterminating. Written by Daniel Williamson

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Release Date:

29 January 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Duke Nukem 3  »

Box Office


$300,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Is the first game to feature full working mirrors. See more »


When using pipe bombs, Duke has a detonator button wrapped on his finger. When he has other weapon equipped, the detonator button is gone. See more »


[first lines]
Duke Nukem: Damn, those alien bastards are gonna pay for shooting up my ride.
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References Mission: Impossible (1996) See more »

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User Reviews

Funny and action-packed updating of the old computer games.
7 July 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Duke Nukem" was originally a series of computer games distributed by Apogee software which I used to play all the time. Back then they actually seemed state-of-the-art, but were in fact mind numbingly repetitive. However, that isn't the case with this updated version. This is one of those games where you see from the character's point of view, and you collect weapons along the way, health, etc. Instead of being the same old thing, this hilarious game, which, by turning the old simple Duke Nukem into an unstoppable killing machine, seems fresh and new. The plot concerns murderous aliens who are trying to take over the world, and Duke Nukem is the only person who can stop them without breaking a sweat. He even spouts swear words when he kills a whole bunch of them. This has to be one of the funniest games around, and I advise that you go out and purchase it soon.

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