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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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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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$26,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

A remaster for L.A. Noire was announced on September 7th, 2017. There will be three differing versions of this remaster. One version is for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. This version will feature a resolution bump to 1080p, or 4K on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, and an array of technical and graphical enhancements in order to create an even more realistic depiction of 1947 Los Angeles. All previously released additional content is also included, as well as new suits and collectibles unique to this remaster. A second version is being specifically crafted for the Nintendo Switch. This version will feature new controls and mechanics that take advantage of the Switch's Joycons, new camera options, and touch screen features while playing in portable mode. All previously released additional content, as well as the new suits and collectibles, will also be included in the Switch version. Finally the third version is for the HTC Vive VR headset. This version will feature 7 of the game's cases that have been completely remade to accommodate for playing on a VR headset. All three versions of this L.A. Noire remaster are planned to be released on November 14th, 2017. It's being speculated that this remaster is being used to gage interest for a L.A. Noire sequel. See more »

Goofs

In the Ad Vice case "The Set Up", Candy Edwards has a movie ticket stub for The Egyptian Theater showing of the movie "The Set Up". The date on the stub is March 10 1947, but in actuality the movie was not released in theaters until two years later (1949). Coincidentally, the case is similar in nature to the movie. See more »

Quotes

Cole Phelps: I'm surprised, you know. I didn't make the husband for it.
L.A.P.D Homicide Desk Detective Rusty Galloway: Always make the husband. Nine times out of ten it's the closest person to the vic who does the deed. God knows I've wanted to kill some wives in my time.
Cole Phelps: "Lex parsimonae."
L.A.P.D Homicide Desk Detective Rusty Galloway: What?
Cole Phelps: The law of parsimony. Occam's Razor. The simplest explanation is most likely the correct one.
L.A.P.D Homicide Desk Detective Rusty Galloway: You know, you could have said that without getting all liturgical.
Cole Phelps: I'll try to dumb things down from now on.
L.A.P.D Homicide Desk Detective Rusty Galloway: It's appreciated. Try this one. "Rusty's razor."
Cole Phelps: How's that...
L.A.P.D Homicide Desk Detective Rusty Galloway:
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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 Scarlet Street (1945) See more »

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A Slick Chick on the Mellow
By Harvey Brooks (as Harvey O. Brooks)
Performed by Dinah Washington
Published by Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy Mercury/Universal Music Enterprises
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Great ode to the noir films
31 August 2014 | by milstarSee all my reviews

What can I add that others didn't already. L.A Noire is IMO currently the best detective game ever created. This game can make you feel like true investigator, with occasional chase and "shoot rm up" sequences. It pays homage to the film noirs of 40s. Visually stunning, highely detailed and atmospheric in evoking post WWII Los Angeles. Characters expressions and motions are incredibly and voice actors have done their job superbly. Lots of older (exotic) cars contemporary to the time and some of them you'll need to find to unlock. Storyline is intriguing, emotional and well written. Cole Phelps is one of the best characters that exist in a video game. For this genre ans style, what can you ask for more? The only flaw is: it's very repetitive. But again, it doesn't spoil the overall experience.


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