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Cole Phelps, a war hero and rookie cop, moves up the ranks and solves dark cases in 1940s Los Angeles.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cole Phelps (voice)
Rusty Galloway (voice)
Roy Earle (voice) (as Adam John Harrington)
Stefan Bekowsky (voice)
Herschel Biggs (voice)
Jack Kelso (voice)
Elsa Lichtmann (voice)
Leland Monroe (voice)
Dr. Harlan Fontaine (voice)
Dr. Malcolm Carruthers (voice)
Capt. James Donnelly (voice)
Capt. Lachlan McKelty (voice)
Capt. Gordon Leary (voice)
Lt. Archibald Colmyer (voice)
Watch Commander Mel Fleischer (voice)


Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood's Golden Age, Cole Phelps is an LAPD detective thrown headfirst into a city drowning in its own success. Corruption is rampant, the drug trade is exploding, and murder rates are at an all-time high. In his fight to climb the ranks and do what's right, Phelps must unravel the truth behind a string of arson attacks, racketeering conspiracies and brutal murders, battling the L.A. underworld and even members of his own department to uncover a secret that could shake the city to its rotten core. Written by Rockstar Games

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17 May 2011 (USA)  »


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$26,000,000 (estimated)
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A remaster for L.A. Noire was announced on September 7th, 2017. There will be three differing versions of this remaster. One version is for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. This version will feature a resolution bump to 1080p, or 4K on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, and an array of technical and graphical enhancements in order to create an even more realistic depiction of 1947 Los Angeles. All previously released additional content is also included, as well as new suits and collectibles unique to this remaster. A second version is being specifically crafted for the Nintendo Switch. This version will feature new controls and mechanics that take advantage of the Switch's Joycons, new camera options, and touch screen features while playing in portable mode. All previously released additional content, as well as the new suits and collectibles, will also be included in the Switch version. Finally the third version is for the HTC Vive VR headset. This version will feature 7 of the game's cases that have been completely remade to accommodate for playing on a VR headset. All three versions of this L.A. Noire remaster are planned to be released on November 14th, 2017. It's being speculated that this remaster is being used to gage interest for a L.A. Noire sequel. See more »


In the Ad Vice case "The Set Up", Candy Edwards has a movie ticket stub for The Egyptian Theater showing of the movie "The Set Up". The date on the stub is March 10 1947, but in actuality the movie was not released in theaters until two years later (1949). Coincidentally, the case is similar in nature to the movie. See more »


L.A.P.D Homicide Desk Detective Rusty Galloway: If I killed every wife that served me papers I'd be a mass murderer.
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References The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) See more »


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Performed by Margaret Whiting
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17 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

Rockstar games has done it again! This game is incredible - it's visually stunning, the gameplay is smooth and, most importantly, the story is fantastic. Once you start playing, you become enveloped into Cole Phelps. I bought the game at midnight because I wanted to watch the opening sequence, but I couldn't stop playing! Its true - the line between video games and movies is blurred more than ever. Especially with games like Heavy Rain and LA Noir (amoung countless others, such as Rockstar's own Red Dead Redemption), whose stories are rich and gripping. I highly recommend this game to anyone who is on the fence about getting it. You won't be disappointed!

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