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In the year 2042, a clumsy noir gumshoe named Tex Murphy must stop a cult of religious fanatics who plan to destroy the human race.


Chris Jones


Aaron Conners (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Earl Jones ... Great P.I. of the Universe (voice)
Brian Keith ... The Colonel
Russell Means ... The Chameleon
Margot Kidder ... Bartender
Chris Jones Chris Jones ... Tex Murphy / Inspector Burns
Michail Bailey Michail Bailey ... Lowell Percival
Mindy Lawson Mindy Lawson ... Eva Schanzee
Rebecca Clay Rebecca Clay ... Alaynah Moore
Monique Lanier Monique Lanier ... Countess Renier
Kevin Jones Kevin Jones ... Mac Malden (as Kevin L. Jones)
Sandy Jensen Sandy Jensen ... Eddie Ching
Douglas Vandegrift Douglas Vandegrift ... Rook Garner / Beek Nariz / Sal Lucido
Randall Edwards Randall Edwards ... Louie LaMintz
Suzanne Barnes Suzanne Barnes ... Chelsee Bando
Jeri Christian Jeri Christian ... Francesca Lucido


In the year 2042, a clumsy noir gumshoe named Tex Murphy must stop a cult of religious fanatics who plan to destroy the human race.

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Release Date:

31 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Under a Killing Moon See more »

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Access Software Inc. See more »
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Did You Know?


A big screen adaptation was planned, and set for a summer of 1996 release, and set to star Soelei Moon Frye. Frye even made a guest appearance on the Jenny Jones show to promote the planned adaptation but the plans fell though. See more »


Clint: [On Ardo Newpop] That big goon? He used to hassle me until I shared a quart of chocolate syrup with him. Now he lets me alone.
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References Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) See more »

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If you have XP and Google you can play this game again
7 September 2007 | by kjwinstonSee all my reviews

I have to admit that I just love Tex and all the gang. I got a new computer with a Duel Processor and felt I would never be able to play any of the Tex Murphy Games again. Not so! I went to Google and type in "Tex Murphy installation on XP" and low and behold, I was sent into the instruction of how to install and play this old DOS game on my Windows.

I now enjoy the movement of Tex Murphy again. So go out to Ebay and pick up a cheap game and role play again.

I have also loaded the Other Tex Murphy Games: "The Pandora Directive" and "Overseer" which all stars Chris Jones, as the Bogart-style detective.

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