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Cole Phelps, a war hero and rookie cop, moves up the ranks and solves dark cases in 1940s Los Angeles.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Staton ... Cole Phelps (voice)
Michael McGrady ... Rusty Galloway (voice)
Adam J. Harrington ... Roy Earle (voice) (as Adam John Harrington)
Sean McGowan ... Stefan Bekowsky (voice)
Keith Szarabajka ... Herschel Biggs (voice)
Gil McKinney ... Jack Kelso (voice)
Erika Heynatz ... Elsa Lichtmann (voice)
John Noble ... Leland Monroe (voice)
Peter Blomquist ... Dr. Harlan Fontaine (voice)
Andy Umberger ... Dr. Malcolm Carruthers (voice)
Andrew Connolly ... Capt. James Donnelly (voice)
Randy Oglesby ... Capt. Lachlan McKelty (voice)
Ned Vaughn ... Capt. Gordon Leary (voice)
Steve Rankin ... Lt. Archibald Colmyer (voice)
Michael Emanuel ... Watch Commander Mel Fleischer (voice)
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Storyline

Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood's Golden Age, Cole Phelps is an LAPD detective thrown headfirst into a city drowning in its own success. Corruption is rampant, the drug trade is exploding, and murder rates are at an all-time high. In his fight to climb the ranks and do what's right, Phelps must unravel the truth behind a string of arson attacks, racketeering conspiracies and brutal murders, battling the L.A. underworld and even members of his own department to uncover a secret that could shake the city to its rotten core. Written by Rockstar Games

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Release Date:

17 May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L.A. Noire See more »

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Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Many of the cases of the game are representations of real-life crimes which occurred during 1940s Los Angeles. See more »

Goofs

The game is set in 1947, yet there are several vehicles in the game that are '48 or '49 models. See more »

Quotes

Herschel Biggs: [opening lines]
Herschel Biggs: [narrating] The city on the verge of greatness. A new type of city, based not on the man, but on the automobile. The car, symbol of freedom and vitality. Where every man can own his own home and have room to breathe and not be overlooked by his neighbors. A city where a man's home is his castle. A quarter acre of the dream made possible by the victory. A city of opportunists. A city of dreams where Hollywood will shape the thoughts and desires of the entire planet. A city of ...
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Alternate Versions

The questioning options in the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch versions were changed to "Good Cop", "Bad Cop" and "Accuse" instead of "Truth", "Doubt" and "Lie" from the original. The PS4 and Xbox One versions also got some texture enhancements and new camera modes while on foot. See more »

Connections

References House of Bamboo (1955) See more »

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Seems Like Old Times
By John Jacob Loeb, Carmen Lombardo
Performed by Vaughn Monroe
Published by Bughouse Music (ASCAP), The Flojan Music
Publishing Co. (ASCAP) / Courtesy Columbia Records/
Sony BMG
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Loved it: :)
30 May 2011 | by k-barrett2008See all my reviews

Graphics and acting were awesome :) your playing as a cop not a gangster or thief so if your expecting to shoot citizens you cannot as cops in real life cannot shoot at innocent citizens. i think rockstar wanted to create a realistic theme in a sense that way. i love the fact that you can free roam it tells you on the top left screen when you start the homicide case after you finish you click on streets of la so you can do the free roam look around and if your into trophies and getting everything you can do it here street crimes etc... so you can focus your main attention at your cases. I would play it again! In fact I am currently playing it for the 2nd time. I cant seem 2 get enough. I hope they come out with another one like this one. I'm hoping for one in Chicago that would b fun to see:) rockstar has another hit :)Facial scanning awesome need to do that 2 all the games :)


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