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

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Cast

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 ... Olivia Ofrenda (voice)
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Storyline

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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Something's Rotten In The Land Of The Dead... And You're Being Played For A Sucker See more »


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Official Sites:

Lucas Arts

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Hungarian

Release Date:

30 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grim Fandango See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Appropriately, "Calavera" (Manny's last name) is Spanish for "Skull" See more »

Quotes

Manuel Calavera: I think we should team up - be partners.
Domino Hurley: Oh, I would, but I could never be partners with someone who was so much more of a man than me.
Manuel Calavera: Oh, come on... I've seen your wife.
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References The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) See more »

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One of the best games I've ever played...
16 February 2002 | by RingthaneSee all my reviews

This is an absolute gem of a game. A bit of film noir, a bit of Mexican folklore combined. The combo makes this game as much fun as I've ever had on a computer. The characters are rich and interesting, and the dialogue is totally snappy. Dig on the Poetry in the Blue Casket for the best taste of this.


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