Death-row inmate James Earl Cash awakens from his "execution" to discover that prison officials were bribed to fake his death and deliver him into the clutches of a snuff film ring that wants to use him as its newest star.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean R. Lynch ...
Hoods (voice) (as Sean Lynch)
Hoods (voice)
Hoods (voice)
Gregory Salata ...
Hoods (voice) (as Greg Salata)
Hoods (voice)
Hoods (voice)
Innocents (voice) (as Greg Sims)
Adam Sietz ...
Innocents (voice) (as Adam Seitz)
Innocents (voice)
Innocents (voice)
Innocents (voice)
Innocents (voice)
Loose Cannon ...
War Dogs (voice) (as Kendall Clark aka Loose Cannon)
War Dogs (voice) (as Ricky Aiello)
Julian Rebolledo ...
War Dogs (voice) (as Julian Rebolledo aka Julian Dean)


Manhunt is like a super-violent Truman Show. It is a very dark, disturbing and creepy video game. Most certainly NOT to be played by children or teenagers. There are no heroes here. Only villains. Not one single character is the type of person you'd want to run into a dark alley with. Including the main character. The game is filled with nothing but thugs, Neo-Nazi skinheads, psychopaths, corrupt police officers, lots of cursing, gore, and violence. The star of Manhunt is a serial killer on Death Row who goes by the name of James Earl Cash. On the day he's set to be executed, they take him to the chamber and he is then put to death....or was he? It turns out the "lethal injection" he received was nothing more then a strong sedative. In one of the first scenes, Cash wakes up in a locked dark hospital-like room, alive and well. Over the intercom a strange man's voice speaks to him and tells him to put on a wireless earpiece that is on a table next to him. He does this and then the voice... Written by

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They just killed Cash. Now they want to kill him again. See more »


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Two "boss" characters who didn't make it into the game are the Scarecrow and Binbag. The Scarecrow was meant to be the former leader of the Smileys who had his title taken from him after he was defeated by Piggsy, whom he held a vendetta against. When he was not in his costume, the Scarecrow was nothing more than a drunken, gibbering tramp, who can be seen in the game when Cash is up against the Innocentz. Binbag was to be the leader of the Lost (a gang which was not used) and dressed from head to toe in black garbage bags. See more »


Revolver shots can be heard in the end cutscene of Divided They Fall, yet the revolver is not anywhere in the level. See more »


Smileys #3: Of all the nights for the the A.C. to break down...
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Crazy Credits

After the credits finish rolling, a random segment of a children's television show plays briefly. Supposedly, this is to give the impression that Starkweather taped over the majority of the children's show with the snuff film footage of Cash's killings. See more »


References Videodrome (1983) See more »

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Too much violence
9 November 2007 | by (Slovenia) – See all my reviews

I don't mind violent video games, but Manhunt is too much for me.

Manhunt is a game where you can play a convicted villain James Earl Cash, who is the main character in the bizarre and sick game, directer by crazy movie producer Starkweather. Basically, the whole point of the game is moving from one place to another in the fictional Carcer City and killing a lot of enemies. You must make a brutal executions of every enemy you meet. The longer you hold the action button, the more brutal the execution will be. So in some way this game is encouraging a player to perform brutal deaths in goriest way possible.

The problem with this game is actually the violence. There is just too much violence in the game and from time to time I wondered, what the hell am I killing so many people. After some hours of playing Manhunt I was just bored, because I was doing the same thing over and over again. Using stealth, hiding behind the shadows and kill an enemy. The big problem is also the main character, because he's not very resistant to bullets. In shooting scenes you will die just after two shots with the gun, but the enemies will die when you shoot the whole damn bullets towards them. I don't like games, where the enemies are much more stronger and resistant that the main character.

The graphics are good and the story is quite interesting from the beginning, but when you pass this, there is nothing to do in Manhunt. Just killing a lot of enemies in 1001 ways possible. The levels are all the same, so the game becomes repetitive after a while.

I've never finished this game, because I stopped playing it after a few hours. I was just sick of the violence all the time.

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