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Manuel Calavera is a travel agent in The Land of the Dead who has stumbled across a ring of corruption.


Tim Schafer
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Credited cast:
Tony Plana ... Manuel 'Manny' Calavera (voice)
Maria Canals-Barrera ... Mercedes 'Meche' Colomar (voice) (as Maria Canals)
Alan Blumenfeld ... Glottis (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pamela Adlon ... Pugsy / Carla (voice) (as Pamela Segall)
Jack Angel Jack Angel ... Bruno Martinez / Chepito / Large Hitman / Seaman Naranja (voice)
Bill Capizzi Bill Capizzi ... Maximino (voice)
Barry Dennen ... Chief Bogen / 1st Thunder Boy / Blue Casket's Waiter (voice)
Patrick Dollaghan ... Domino Hurley (voice)
Barbara Goodson ... Lola (voice)
Morgan Hunter Morgan Hunter ... Toto Santos (voice)
Terri Ivens ... Lupe (voice)
Milton James ... Membrillo / Skinny Hitman (voice)
David Jeremiah ... Aitor / Alexi / 2nd Thunder Boy (voice)
Tom Kane ... Raoul / 2nd Mayan Mechanic / Gate Keeper / Cat Track Announcer (voice)
Paula Killen Paula Killen ... Olivia Ofrenda (voice)

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In a world where, if you had lead a good life, you would have a fast trip to the next stage of existence, something is terribly wrong. Manuel Calavera (you), a sort-of lost soul who is working towards his ascension by being a travel agent in The Land of the Dead discovers that either he is given all the clients which had lead evil lives (and therefore would have to wait a very long time to reach the next stage) or that someone is holding back on all of the good cases that would speed up Manuel's ascension. Fed up with this, Manuel decides to find out what exactly is going on. Is there something going on with the free passes (that very good people get)? And if so, who is behind it? And why? Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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An Epic Tale Of Crime & Corruption In The Land Of The Dead. See more »


Adventure | Comedy


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Remastered and re-released for the Nintendo Switch in 2019, with the option to play the game in the original resolution. See more »


Salvador Limones: Good luck, agent Calavera. Viva la Revolución.
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Death and his embrace.
26 July 2004 | by FinntrollSee all my reviews

Introducing Manny Calavera to you all, salesman and dead. With a risk of sounding necromantic I must say that I'm in love with Grim Fandango. This is highly enjoyable for everyone but I think we moviebuffs get even more out of it. This game is shockful of references to movies, from the "Glengarry Glen Ross" style opening were Manny doesn't get access to the best clients to the Casablancaesque police officer and the film noir feeling of it all. This is just a game you need to own. The cut scenes are beautiful, the voiceovers are the best of this world, the puzzles are also ace, it's all so good that it's really hard to describe. The only bad thing was the ending, not because it was a bad ending but because this game ends and because it doesn't open up for a sequel. Go buy this now instead of reading this review.


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30 October 1998 (USA) See more »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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