Manhunt (2003)

Video Game  -  Action | Adventure | Crime  -  19 November 2003 (USA)
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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)
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Gregory Salata ...
Hoods (voice) (as Greg Salata)
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Innocentz (voice) (as Greg Sims)
Adam Sietz ...
Innocentz (voice) (as Adam Seitz)
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David Coburn ...
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Kendall Clark ...
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War Dogs (voice) (as Ricky Aiello)
Julian Dean ...
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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 James Earl Cash. Now they want to kill him again. See more »


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The level "Kill the Rabbit" is an obvious reference to the Merrie Melodies animated short What's Opera, Doc? (1957), in which Elmer Fudd (Arthur Q. Bryan) characteristically sings "Kiw da wabbit, kiw da wabbit, kiw da wabbit" to the tune of Richard Wagner's "Ride of the Valkeries." See more »


Cash is supposed to have been held on a prison death-row for three years, awaiting execution, but the back of his of shirt reads "County Jail". See more »


Smileys #3: I just wouldn't shut up! Nag nag nag nag! He had no choice but to hit me with that crowbar!
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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 »


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Violence and gore taken to a new level
21 December 2003 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

There hasn't been a game this violent since the early Mortal Kombat games. Rockstar pushes the video game world even more with this gory game. You play as James Earl Cash. He is a prisoner who was thought to be killed at the beginning of the game. When really he just gets a huge dose of sedatives.

Cash wakes up to hear the voice of the "director". He is a mentor of sorts. He is out to make a big snuff film with Cash as the main star. You set out in the streets of Carcer city.

While the premise of the game is very good and original the game has some flaws. The first few levels are short and they just get you established on how to off each gang member with a different weapon in a stylish violent way.

The controls feel very sluggish at times and could use more polishing. The first few levels are sort of boring at times also. Thats just my opinion. There is hardly any story here at all. Most of the time is just mindless violence with a large amount of blood and crude language.

The vast amount of lines each gang member has is amazing and its what Rockstar is becoming famous for. You will hardly ever hear a gang member say the same thing twice. If you are looking for a game with a huge story with a lot of depth to it. Then this is not the game for you. If you are offended by excessive extreme profane language this game is not for you.

If you are looking for a game that has extreme violence and not afraid to try something different then this game is for you.

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