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Cast overview:
Chris Bruno ... Jack Slate (voice)
Patrick Dollaghan ... Dick Hennessey (voice)
Rebecca Riedy ... Hildy Razwell (voice)
Steve Susskind ... Mayor Pinnacle / Cop (voice)
Jennifer Griffin ... Gloria Exner (voice)
Granville Van Dusen ... Fahook Ubduhl / Weightlifter (voice) (as Granville VanDusen)
Greg Eagles ... Preacherman Jones / Rafshoon Diggs (voice)
Christopher Bay Christopher Bay ... Kip Waterman / Cop (voice)
Jeannie Elias Jeannie Elias ... Eve Adams (voice)
Roger Rose ... Augie Blatz / Tattoo / Fat Chow (voice)
Oliver Muirhead ... Patch / Marvin Silt / Gofer / Speedbag / Thug (voice)
John Di Crosta ... Wireboy / Timmy / Thug (voice) (as John Dicrosta)
Ed Smaron Ed Smaron ... Sickle / Cop / Thug / Pilot (voice)
Matt Kaminsky ... Johnson / Thug (voice)
Kevin Killebrew Kevin Killebrew ... Big Arm Tony / Thug (voice)


Grant City, the ardest place on earth. You are Jack Slate, a hard nosed K-9 cop, reports to normal duty call at a construction yard, only to find out that his father has been murdered. He takes the case trying to arrest his father's only enemy, Augie Blatz, then gets framed for murdering him. 7 months late, Jack escapes from prison to find guns and who killed his father. He soon finds out about a gold mining operation headed up by Mayor Pinnacle. After trying to expose the Mayor's plot, the two women on his side betray him and soon are betrayed by their superiors themselves. Jack then discovers that the man who killed his father was the first person who showed up after Jack at the construction site, Dick Hennessy, the head of Grant City Police. Written by PJ Lacayo

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August 2002 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital (Xbox version)| Stereo (GameCube and PlayStation 2 version)


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Did You Know?


Jack Slate's tattoos indicate he was in the U.S. Marine corps at some point before joining GCPD. See more »


When a helicopter flies over a limo as it drives off a bridge, the whirling of the chopper blades and the sound of the car landing on the pavement below completely cut out. See more »


Jack: Grant City, hardest place on earth. People aren't born here; they're forged out of broken homes and blood money. Fortunes are lost and found on a daily basis and you not one of the lucky finders, your probably dead. It's not to say that there is no justice around here it just hard to reach sometimes.
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References Training Day (2001) See more »

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A shameless "Max Payne" ripoff that takes action gaming to the next level!
12 April 2004 | by practiced_bravadoSee all my reviews

"Dead to Rights" is a flat-out, balls-to-the-wall, non-stop action video game. It's also a shameless ripoff of "Max Payne". However, unlike "Payne", there's rarely any strategy that comes into play. For the most part, you're just placed in the middle of an intense firefight and are forced to shoot your way out.

The story is about a "Dirty Harry"-like cop who's father is killed during an investigation surrounding a senator's dirty little secret involving the discovery of centuries old gold. The cop is named Jack Slate and the player who controls him has access to a number of ways to dispatch the bad guys with extreme prejudice.

Since you're usually surrounded with enemies and constant gunfire, it's a bit difficult to put some of these moves to good use. However, the ways that you can kill your enemies are numerous and creative. You can use the bad men as human shields, unleash your pet dog to maul them and throw propane canisters into the air and shoot 'em, destroying everybody in sight.

The best way of wasting bad guys, however, are the disarms. You can play "director" with slow motion and camera angles as you watch Slate kill an enemy and take his weapon. Speaking of weapons, there's about a dozen of them or so up for grabs. The least effective tactic you have in your arsenal seems to be the slo-mo dive. It's a gimmick that usually has you taking in more bullets than dodging them.

On occassion, Jack is forced to take on his advesaries with his bare hands. These segments are made up of generic attacks, but they are far and few between. A number of mini-games, such as disarming bombs and picking locks also drop in from time to time. Variety is obviously the name of the game and it's nice to have it. However, "Dead to Rights" wears out its welcome about the halfway mark.

It's an extremely lengnthy adventure, but by chapter 9, I was ready to put down my guns, get the girl and save the world. The non-stop chaos occurring on screen seem to get monotonous. Without the ability to take control of the shootouts (the bulk of the game) with strategy, I felt like I was being manipulated. Neglected to only staying low to the ground and firing out a few shots, rather than running around and creating havoc with all the nifty moves I have been given.

The joy of "Max Payne" is the way you can play anyway you want as long as your mindful of the results. "Dead to Rights" gives you all the moves you could ever want in an action game, but keeps you pin down by gunfire most of the time. That being said, the level design is not exactly ingenius, there are very few places you can duck and hide. Keep in mind, the baddies are not stationary, they usually rush in to flush you out.

All these issues aside, "Dead to Rights" isn't a bad game, it's just as I said at the beginning of this review, it's a non-stop action game. That is where it differs from the more slow-paced, strategic "Max Payne". I admired that title alot more than this one. However, if non-stop chaos is your thing, "Dead to Rights" is your game.

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