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After unwittingly turning his true love Elaine into solid gold with a cursed engagement ring, Guybrush Threepwood must find a map, a ship and a crew, sail to Blood Island and track down an uncursed diamond ring to reverse the curse.


Ron Gilbert (characters), Jonathan Ackley (script by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Armato Dominic Armato ... Guybrush Threepwood (voice)
Alexandra Boyd ... Gov. Elaine Marley / Son Pirate (voice)
Earl Boen ... LeChuck (voice)
Denny Delk Denny Delk ... Murray / Skully / Father Pirate (voice)
Neil Ross ... Wally (voice)
Alan Young ... Haggis McMutton (voice)
Michael Sorich ... Edward Van Helgen / Charles DeGoulash the Ghost Groom (voice)
Gregg Berger ... Cutthroat Bill (voice)
Gary Coleman ... Kenny Falmouth (voice)
Joe Nipote ... Wharf Rat (voice)
Kathleen Freeman ... Madame Xima (voice)
Dave Madden ... Dinghy Dog (voice)
Terence McGovern ... Capt. Blondebeard / Cruff (voice)
Tom Kane ... Capt. Rottingham / The Flying Welshman (voice)
Harvey Jason ... Cabana Boy / La Foot (voice)

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Third Computer Adventure based on LucasArts famous comedy "Monkey Island" series. After escaping from the voodoo Amusement Park, very young pirate Guybrush Threepwood meets with both his true love, Governor Elaine Marley and his arch-enemy, the zombie pirate LeChuck. Defeating LeChuck (again) Guybrush asks Elaine to marry him but Guybrush uses a cursed diamond ring from LeChuck's treasure, turning the furious Elaine into pure gold. Guybrush must set out to settle an old legacy, meet some old/new friends as well as trying to reverse the curse. However, LeChuck, still obsessed with marrying Elaine managed to reincarnate himself and has big plans for both Elaine and for Guybrush... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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The only pirate adventure that asks the question: What's sharper, your sword or your wit?


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Murray the talking skull was originally intended to be in the first chapter only. He proved to be so popular with test players that his part was significantly extended within the game. He has made appearances in the later sequels as well. See more »


When Guybrush meets the guy sunbathing at the Brimstone Beach Club - and tricks him into thinking he's sun-burnt - Guybrush says 'Palido, you're burning!' However, even if you have not previously found out Palido's identity from Slappy Cromwell or from engaging Palido in conversation, Guybrush will still call him by name. See more »


[first lines]
Guybrush Threepwood: [voiceover] Captain's log: Guybrush Threepwood. Lost at sea for days now. I have no crew or navigational instruments. No provisions except a half-eaten corn-dog and, unless I find water soon, I'm surely done for. Only the hope of finding my love, Elaine, keeps me going.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, there is a little scene between a father and a son in "Big Whoop" amusement park, where the father tells the rumor about the builder of the park buried somewhere in the tunnels under the park. See more »

Alternate Versions

Non-English language versions leave out the "A Pirate I Was Meant To Be" song section, as it relies strongly on rhyming of English words. See more »

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15 June 2002 | by Squirelly JoeSee all my reviews

The Curse of Monkey Island. Released excactly 6 years after the success of Monkey Island 2. You would think with Monkey Island 2's wierd ending that it would finish Monkey Island once and for all. But, it all turned out to be a trick to lure Guybrush into captivity. But enough about that, the whole jist of this is that Monkey Island has returned, and the voices are just phenominal. If LucasArts were to make a movie/cartoon of Monkey Island, this would probably be what it would look like, and sound like. It's plot is real good, and everything about it is just awesome. If you haven't heard about the Monkey Island series, buy the Monkey Island Archives or The Monkey Island Booty Pack and play through all the games starting with The Secret of Monkey Island, then Monkey Island 2, and The Curse of Monkey Island. Monkey Island 4 was real good, but this one tops them all.

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15 November 1997 (USA) See more »

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