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Arris wakes up in a hospital after surviving the crash of the spaceship Canera. He can't remember who he is or what he was doing on the ship, when a group of assassins break in and try to kill him.

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Diane Duane (screenplay), Nick Elms (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clive Owen ... Lev Arris
John Hurt ... Joe Kane
Jürgen Prochnow ... Xavier Shondi (as Jurgen Prochnow)
David Warner ... Rhinehart
Amanda Pays ... Assassin #3
Mathilda May ... Melissa Banks
David McCallum ... Canera Captain
Brian Blessed ... Uncle Kashumai
Christopher Walken ... David Hassan
John Rowe ... Alberto Fossa
Jonathan Chesterman Jonathan Chesterman ... Angus Santana
Mary Tamm ... Auntie Maria Gabriel
Ade Sapara ... Assassin #1
Fairmang Singhateh Fairmang Singhateh ... Assassin #2
Su Lin Looi Su Lin Looi ... Assassin #4
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Storyline

Ser Lev Arris (Clive Owen) wakes up in a hospital on the planet Crius and has no idea who he is and from where he is coming. He is told by a doctor that he had been frozen ten or more years ago because he had a disease which was not curable then, and that his starship crashed shortly before arriving at Crius star port. As he recovers in the hospital, still without any memory, he is hijacked by two men in dark uniforms and put in a starship where he loses consciousness. When he wakes up again, he finds himself to be on the planet Hermes. An adventure to find out about his roots begins. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Privateer 2: The Darkening See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Origin Systems Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Jürgen Prochnow and David Warner appeared in Wing Commander (1999), the movie adaptation of the Wing Commander games also produced by Origin (the first Privateer game was set in the Wing Commander universe). See more »

Goofs

In the public records, the entries for the minor planets each have the wrong background as their photo (except for Petra). See more »

Quotes

Nurse Pemtur Douglas: Can I help you, Sers?
Assassin #1: We're looking for Ser Lev Arris.
Nurse Pemtur Douglas: He's in physio at the moment. Can I ask who wants him?
Assassin #1: New Crius Examiner. We're here to interview him about the Canera crash.
Nurse Pemtur Douglas: His consultant would like to clear it first.
Assassin #2: Clear this, Mister nurse!
[he shoots him dead]
Assassin #1: You know something? I think I could really get to enjoy this journalism thing.
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References Blade Runner (1982) See more »

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a good-looking fun space trader
2 April 1999 | by BeegeeSee all my reviews

privateer 2 is a dang good game, and definitely a worthy addition to any wing commander or space sim fan's collection. However, it is a bit too easy, and sometimes the dogfights can get a little boring.

Then again, after you have finished the main game you can continue playing on as long as you like. There are some fine actors involved and although some of the video is quite long and annoying, there are some great effects.

It isn't another wing commander game, but it is nonetheless fun and similar in many ways. So if you see it on the discount shelf of your local video game shop, snap it up and you should be pleasantly surprised.


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