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Release Date:
October 1990 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Young pirate wanna-be Guybrush Threepwood sets out to pass the Three Trials, woo the governess Elaine Marley, reach the fabled Monkey Island and vanquish the nefarious ghost pirate LeChuck. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Brilliant, intelligent, funny! See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Dominic Armato ... Guybrush Threepwood (voice)

Earl Boen ... LeChuck / Sherrif Fester Shinetop (voice)

Alexandra Boyd ... Elaine Marley (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Khris Brown ... Chester
S. Scott Bullock ... Otis the Prisoner / Lemonhead the Cannibal (voice)

Cam Clarke ... Meathook (voice)

David W. Collins ... Cobb - the SCUMM Bar Pirate / Red Skull the Cannibal / Mystery Pirate I / Swordfight Opponent II (voice)
Denny Delk ... Narrator / Pirate Leader III / Shifty Melee Citizen (voice)
Patrick Hallahan ... Bouncer / Sharptooth the Cannibal / Phineas, Man of Low Moral Fiber / Mystery Pirate II (voice)

Jess Harnell ... Bill Fettuccini / Estervan - the SCUMM Bar Pirate / Pirate Leader I / Store Keeper / Sword-Head Ghost (voice)

Roger Jackson ... Bridge Troll / Freddy - Man of Low Moral Fiber / Jojo the Monkey / Meathook's Parrot / Piranha Poodle / Pirate LeaderII / Rat / Spiffy the SCUMM Bar Dog (voice) (as Roger L. Jackson)
Leilani Jones ... The Voodoo Lady / Carla the Swordmaster (voice)

Jarion Monroe ... Mancomb Seepgood / Captain Smirk / Navigator Head / SCUMM Bar Cook (voice)

Rob Paulsen ... Alfredo Fettuccini / Bob the Ghost Pirate / Lookout / Ghost Priest (voice)
Patrick Pinney ... Stan (voice)

Wally Wingert ... Biff the Ghost / Franklin - Man of Low Moral Fiber / Herman Toothrot / Swordfight Opponent I (voice)

Directed by
Ron Gilbert 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Orson Scott Card  insults writer
Ron Gilbert 
Dave Grossman 
Tim Schafer 

Produced by
Gregory D. Hammond .... producer
 
Original Music by
Barney Jones 
Michael Land 
Patrick Mundy 
Andy Newell 
 
Art Department
Aaron Muszalski .... additional art (Amiga version)
Sean Turner .... graphics
 
Animation Department
Martin Cameron .... animator
Mike Ebert .... animator
Mike Ebert .... background artist
Mark J. Ferrari .... background artist
Steve Purcell .... animator
Steve Purcell .... background artist
Sean Turner .... animator
 
Music Department
Brian Tibbetts .... bass guitar
 
Other crew
Boris Schneider .... German version
Matthew Wood .... lead tester (PC VGA 256 color version)
 
Thanks
Ron Gilbert .... very special thanks
George Lucas .... very very special thanks
 

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"The Secret of Monkey Island" - USA (original title)
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Trivia:
The troll guarding the bridge asks for something "that will attract attention, but have no real importance" as payment to cross the bridge. The item he accepts is a red herring. In storytelling, a 'red herring' is, indeed, an item or person that attracts attention, but ultimately has no importance, often used for misdirecting the audience.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Meathook is facing left his sprite-sheet was not merely flipped, meaning that his eye-patch appears on the correct (left) eye when facing left, except in one frame in his talk-animation.See more »
Quotes:
Guybrush Threepwood:Hi, my name's Guybrush Threepwood and I want to be a pirate!See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Princess Bride (1987)See more »

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant, intelligent, funny!, 23 March 2001
Author: jaspervanzyl from Gansbaai, South Africa

This classic game from LucasArts is a masterpiece at first glance. The puzzles aren't extremely difficult, nor very easy, so it provides good entertainment for young and old. I was six when I first played this game, and it took me years to finish.

You play Guybrush Threepwood, a genius in disguise. This becomes the basic outline on which all else in the game is based. Director Ron Gilbert has done smashing job on creating this classic gaming series, something all others could aspire to.

The game is filled with brilliant punchlines, extremely funny characters, and a simple, yet twisted plot.

Ladies and Gentlemen, please stand up for the fantastic talents and creations of LucasArts!

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