Death-row inmate James Earl Cash awakens from his "execution" to discover that prison officials were bribed to fake his death and deliver him into the clutches of a snuff film ring that wants to use him as its newest star.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean R. Lynch ...
Hood (voice) (as Sean Lynch)
Hood (voice)
Hood (voice)
Gregory Salata ...
Hood (voice) (as Greg Salata)
Hood (voice)
Hood (voice)
Innocent (voice) (as Greg Sims)
Innocent (voice) (as Adam Seitz)
Innocent (voice)
Innocent (voice) (as Antone Pagan)
Innocent (voice)
Innocent (voice)
Loose Cannon ...
War Dog (voice) (as Kendall Clark aka Loose Cannon)
War Dog (voice) (as Ricky Aiello)
Julian Rebolledo ...
War Dog (voice) (as Julian Rebolledo aka Julian Dean)


Manhunt is like a super-violent Truman Show. It is a very dark, disturbing and creepy video game. Most certainly NOT to be played by children or teenagers. There are no heroes here. Only villains. Not one single character is the type of person you'd want to run into a dark alley with. Including the main character. The game is filled with nothing but thugs, Neo-Nazi skinheads, psychopaths, corrupt police officers, lots of cursing, gore, and violence. The star of Manhunt is a serial killer on Death Row who goes by the name of James Earl Cash. On the day he's set to be executed, they take him to the chamber and he is then put to death....or was he? It turns out the "lethal injection" he received was nothing more then a strong sedative. In one of the first scenes, Cash wakes up in a locked dark hospital-like room, alive and well. Over the intercom a strange man's voice speaks to him and tells him to put on a wireless earpiece that is on a table next to him. He does this and then the voice... Written by

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In September 2004, after having been available to buy in Australia for almost a year, Manhunt's rating was changed by the Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) from MA15+ to RC (Refused Classification) - in other words, the game was banned in Australia. The OFLC ordered that "any existing stocks of this game held by retailers must be removed from the shelves immediately". It is speculated that the decision came about because of the media uproar and subsequent political pressure - that resulted from the murder of British teenager Stefan Pakeerah in July 2004. Pakeerah's parents specifically blamed Manhunt for the murder of their son, which they claimed closely emulated killings portrayed in the game (although the link was later disproved - the motive was deemed to be robbery. It was also proven that it was actually the victim, and not the murderer who owned Manhunt, which explained why the mother knew so much about the game). Australia follows New Zealand in banning the game, where it was outlawed in March 2004. New Zealand's own OFLC interpreted the game as requiring players to "acquiesce in...and possibly tolerate, or even move towards enjoying [murder]", which was deemed "injurious to the public good". See more »


Even after killing Ramirez' backup, shots can still be heard in the end cutscene. See more »


Smileys #3: My guest of honor seems to be making himself scarce tonight.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits finish rolling, a random segment of a children's television show plays briefly. Supposedly, this is to give the impression that Starkweather taped over the majority of the children's show with the snuff film footage of Cash's killings. See more »


References Ape Escape (1999) See more »

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This is a good game given bad press for it's content
11 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

My Rating: 7.8/10

A lot of people may of heard of or seen the game "Manhunt" and thought that they will never play it because of it's graphic violence or because of meaning behind the game, but I assure you rest aside the content this is a great stealth game. This games graphics may be out of date, but rockstar really did a great job with this game event though it may of gotten all of the bad wrap it did. I would recommend this game to anyone willing to play it because you may actually enjoy it. The concept and plot of the game is very imaginative and creative even though it is dark and disturbing. I would say play this game if you're interested because chances are you will enjoy it.

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