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In a neo-noir post-WWIII future, an old man hires Tex Murphy, a witty mellow private detective, to find his friend, a former government scientist. The clues lead Tex to a serial killer, NSA and an ominous project called Pandora.

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Adrian Carr

Writers:

Aaron Conners (novel), Aaron Conners (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Jones Chris Jones ... Tex Murphy
Barry Corbin ... Jackson Cross
Kevin McCarthy ... Gordon Fitzpatrick
Tanya Roberts ... Regan Madsen
John Agar ... Thomas Malloy
Suzanne Barnes Suzanne Barnes ... Chelsee Bando
Nicole Tindall ... Emily Sue Patterson / Luci Luv
Bill Bradshaw ... Archie Ellis
Sterling Brimley Sterling Brimley ... Elijah Witt
Cat Hammons ... Lucia Pernell
Kevin Jones Kevin Jones ... Mac Malden
Randall Edwards Randall Edwards ... Louie LaMintz
Douglas Vandegrift Douglas Vandegrift ... Rook Garner
Curley Green Curley Green ... Zack Williams
John Timmons John Timmons ... Nilo Paglio
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Storyline

In a neo-noir post-WWIII future, an old man hires Tex Murphy, a witty mellow private detective, to find his friend, a former government scientist. The clues lead Tex to a serial killer, NSA and an ominous project called Pandora.

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Official Sites:

Access Software

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Access Software Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Goofs

As Tex finds the Cosmic Connection magazine, he recalls that he had a conversation with Fitz about the magazine, but no such conversation occurs within the game. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Malloy: You do realize that what I'm about to tell you could put you in the same amount of trouble that I'm in.
Tex Murphy: That's OK. Danger's like Jell-O, there's always room for more.
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Connections

References Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Sorrow and Pain
Composed by Matt Heider
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best of the series!
11 April 2001 | by fordprefect42-0See all my reviews

I have to rate this one as the best of the three rather unconvincingly monikered "interactive movies" for the PC. "Under a Killing Moon" looked terribly cheap, and "Overseer" was just plain dull. "Pandora Directive" just about gets it right for me - fun (if hackneyed) plot, interesting characters (though sadly no Inspector Burns this time) and by the looks of it a pretty high budget all go toward making this pretty good fun, but still really nowhere near a true movie in any way, interactive or otherwise! Also bear in mind I played this game about 4 years ago, so by now the graphics etc. are probably absolutely laughable by today's standards!


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