As a child goes missing, his father tirelessly works to rescue him, while a journalist, an FBI agent, and a private detective try to identify his kidnapper known only as the "Origami Killer".


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pascal Langdale ... Ethan Mars (voice)
Jacqui Ainsley ... Madison Paige (voice)
Judi Beecher ... Madison Paige (voice)
Sam Douglas ... Scott Shelby (voice)
Leon Ockenden ... Norman Jayden (voice)
Mike Powers ... Carter Blake (voice)
Aurélie Bancilhon ... Lauren Winters (voice)
Max Renaudin Pratt Max Renaudin Pratt ... Shaun Mars / Scott Sheppard (voice) (as Max Renaudin)
Quentin de Gruttola Quentin de Gruttola ... Shaun Mars / Jason Mars (voice)
Ginnie Watson ... Grace Mars / Hospital Nurse / Passer-by Trendy Woman (voice)
Leslie Clack Leslie Clack ... Charles Kramer (voice)
Antony Hickling ... Gordi Kramer / Ash / Passer-by Trendy Man (voice)
Taylor Gasman Taylor Gasman ... Jason Mars / John Sheppard (voice)
Tommy Simeon Tommy Simeon ... Jason Mars (voice)
Norman Stokle Norman Stokle ... Manfred (voice)

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Architect, and Father Ethan Mars joins a Private Detective, a Journalist, and an FBI agent in a race against time to save his son from a child murderer, known as the Origami Killer.

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The soundtrack was recorded by a full orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London. See more »


If Ethan kills the drug dealer, he vomits on the floor afterwards leaving his DNA. Yet the police never tie this back to Ethan and it's still possible to get an ending where he lives happily and free. See more »


Scott Shelby: Ethan... You have my respect.
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Alternate Versions

The PS3 Demo has an alternate tutorial starring Scott Shelby as he works his way out of his car, has a brief asthma attack, and segues into the Sleazy Hotel scene. In the full version of the game, this scene does not exist, and the Prologue level starring Ethan Mars serves as the tutorial. See more »

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The best movie I've ever played!!!
22 May 2012 | by ichwan_milSee all my reviews

Let's figure this: you have been dreaming of become a a movie star for a long time, and then someone offers you to star in his adventure movie, and you accept it. This is the case of Heavy Rain.

Heavy Rain is a video game - and a movie at the same time, with brilliant combinations of drama, action, adventure, and thriller elements. It has gorgeous graphics with amazing attention to the smallest details, terrific atmosphere, great audio, and one of the most sophisticated storyline ever released as a video game, no one even comes close to it. And get this: no superhero, no alien, no monster, no future setting, no demons, no magic spells - it is about several (well, OK, four) ordinary people deal with extraordinary situations, set in our time.

Well, honestly, Heavy Rain may not be the game for everyone. If you're more into shooting and slashing spree from the start (Ninja Gaiden, everyone?), this game might bore you as hell because it does have its slow-paced moments, especially at the beginning. But now I'm talking movie here, and since I said that this game qualifies as a movie too, let me remind that even fast-paced action movies may be slow at times, so it might be a good excuse to give this game a go.

The actions are simply based on moving and quick time events. No worries of memorizing combos and complicated button assignments will spend more time watching than actually pressing the buttons to play...well, that's one more reason why I call this game a movie.

If you plan to grab a copy, pick the Heavy Rain Move Edition. It is basically the same game with tons of extras: PS Move support (as the title says), nice theme for your PS3, bonus tracks, some behind the scene and promotional footage, and the biggest one - in my opinion that is -, Taxidermist side-story (originally released as DLC) to feed your adventure fetish a bit more after you finish the game - that's ALL in one box.

So adventure PS3 gamers (if you don't have a PS3 then it is not your lucky day) rejoice, for you're on one - no - two really nice treats this time: it is a great game as well as a marvelous movie. What are you waiting for? Go to the nearest store, pick a copy,provide a nice couch along with some snacks, spare some times, and get ready to star in your own movie!

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Release Date:

23 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Chicago Illinois, USA


Box Office


EUR16,700,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Quantic Dream See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS (PlayStation version)


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