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A troubled NYPD cop is framed for murder and finds himself being hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.

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Sam Lake (story), Sam Lake (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James McCaffrey ... Max Payne (voice)
Haviland Morris ... Michelle Payne (voice)
Chris Phillips ... Alex Balder / Mercenary / Killer Suit (voice)
Jane Gennaro Jane Gennaro ... Nicole Horne / Computer (voice)
Adam Grupper ... B.B. / Policeman / Mercenary (voice) (as Adam Gruper)
Peter Appel ... Jim Bravura / Announcer / Boris Dime (voice)
Tye Alexander ... Joey Finito / Virgilio Finito / Mobster (voice) (as Tye Reign)
Joe Dalo ... Vinnie Gognitti / Pilot / Chemist (voice) (as Joe Dallo)
Chelsea Altman Chelsea Altman ... Kyra Silver (voice)
Joseph Ragno ... Angelo Punchinello / Mobster (voice) (as Joe Ragno)
Joanie Ellen Joanie Ellen ... Candy Dawn (voice)
Ricky Ashley Ricky Ashley ... Captain Baseballbat-Boy (voice)
Victoria Pontecorvo Victoria Pontecorvo ... BicycleHelmet-Girl (voice)
Joe Maruzzo ... Rico Muerte / Transit Police / Joe Salem / Mobster (voice)
John Randolph Jones ... Alfred Woden / Butler (voice)
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Storyline

Max Payne, a cop in the NYPD, returns home one day to find his wife and baby daughter murdered at the hands of drug addicts, high on a designer drug called Valkyr. After 3 years of working on the case, Max and his best friend Alex go undercover to bust a V-deal. However, things go wrong: Alex is suddenly killed, and Max is framed for his murder. Hunted by the cops and driven by determination to avenge his family, Max Payne sets out to uncover the truths behind his family's murder. Written by Kerwin Tsang

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Details

Country:

Finland | USA | UK | Canada | Austria

Release Date:

25 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Trivia

In Part 1, Chapter 3 ("A Few Hundred Bullets Back" Playstation 2 level): If you walk past Rico Muerte's room (Room 313) to the end of the hall, you can shoot away a boarded-up door. From this room you can walk across the ledge and shoot away a boarded up window to find a dead body with a stake in it lying next to the word "Buff" in blood (as in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996)), as well as some ammunition. See more »

Goofs

The entire game takes place in the US, yet at least twice in the game we can see safety signs that say "no unauthorised persons beyond this point" (the common UK spelling of "unauthorized"). See more »

Quotes

Max Payne: An urban legend come true. You complete the jigsaw puzzle to discover it is a picture of yourself, finishing that same puzzle. A mad, green-eyed killer behind you.
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Crazy Credits

Graphic Novel Models - Candy Dawn (as herself) See more »

Alternate Versions

The Xbox version differs even from PS2.
  • Auto saves and quick saves are still present from PC.
  • Red brackets were added around the highlighted menu options.
  • An even different graphic novel font is used than PS2.
  • The graphic novel panel for Backstabbing Bastard uses the same image as PC, just with the towers removed.
  • Different menu backgrounds are used.
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Connections

Referenced in Max Payne: Hero (2003) See more »

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One of the best action games for PS2.
3 November 2002 | by KellySmiths55358See all my reviews

This is a great shooter made by Rockstar. If you love games like James Bond: Agent Under Fire, Metal Gear Solid one and two or Dead to Rights this will definitely suit your bill. It has great gameplay, long replay value, nice graphics, and everything else a gamer who likes a shooting game or even if you have played a shooting game in your life you will love this game. It is definitely a must buy and a great game to add to your video game collection because it quite simply one of the best third person shooting games of all time.


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