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Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (1993)

Gabriel Knight, the owner of a New Orleans bookstore, gets tangled up in the investigation of a series of VooDoo related murders currently plaguing the city.

Director:

Jane Jensen

Writer:

Jane Jensen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Curry ... Gabriel Knight / Gedde Butler (voice)
Mark Hamill ... Det. Mosely / Jeep Driver (voice)
Leah Remini ... Grace Nakimura (voice)
Virginia Capers ... Narrator (voice)
Michael Dorn ... Dr. John (voice)
Leilani Jones Leilani Jones ... Malia Gedde (voice)
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Wolfgang (voice)
Susan Silo ... Madame Cazanoux (voice)
Christopher Lytton ... Crash (voice) (as Chris Lytton)
Jim Cummings ... Desk Sgt. Frick / Blues Band Leader / Cajun Band Leader / Jazz Band Leader / Muscle Man Pedestrian / Dragon / Gunther (voice)
Mary Kay Bergman ... Gerde / Little boy / Old Lady / Operator (voice)
Monte Markham ... Prof. Hartridge / Bartender Stonewall King / Markus (voice)
Nancy Lenehan ... Magentia Moonbeam (voice)
Dorian Harewood ... Watchman Toussaint Gervais (voice)
Rocky Carroll ... Willy Walker (voice)
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Storyline

Gabriel Knight is the owner of a New Orleans bookstore which specializes in rare books. He's also an aspiring writer, and a series of VooDoo related murders currently plaguing the city may be just the subject for his new book. In the course of researching these murders, he gets tangled up in the investigation... Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

T

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sierra Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The first PC game to use the words "Fuck" and "Shit" uncensored in that same year in 1993 that was in the PC game Police Quest: Open Season which also used those words. This was one year before the ESRB rating came out in 1994. See more »

Goofs

At one point, Gabriel attends a college lecture which he also records with his tape recorder. At the end he gets drowsy and falls asleep. As he does so the lecturers statement become garbled indicating Gabriel's loss of focus. When the tape is played back, one would expect the end of the lecture to not be garbled, since the tape recorder itself doesn't fall asleep, but the end of the recording repeats the same garbled ending. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Talk to the coffee? Even Gabriel isn't that addicted.
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Alternate Versions

There are two versions of the movie. The first one came on 11 floppy disks, had no voice acting at all and thinned "cutscenes". The second version was released on CD, featured an excellent voice acting and better (smoother) cutscenes. Additionally the CD version had (very) few improvements on the in-game icon graphics. See more »

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User Reviews

 
It's old, but head and shoulders above most games today.
30 January 1999 | by JoeNoSee all my reviews

They don't make games like this everyday. The original Gabriel

Knight mystery showed the world how to make a computer game. You

control Gabriel Knight, a budding true-crime novelist in New

Orleans. He's caught up in the investigation of the recent

Voodoo Murders with the help of his assistant, Grace Nakimura,

and his buddy on the police force, Mosely. This game is the

complete opposite of a shoot-em-up; you must figure out the

mystery and try to keep Gabe's sanity. Gather the clues, try to

save the girl, and discover Gabe's hidden past.


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