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Loose cannon cop Nick Kang, suspended from the LAPD, becomes part of an elite police unit and defends the City of Angels from a plot involving the Chinese Triad and the Russian mob.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Wong ... Nick Kang (voice)
Gary Oldman ... Rocky / FBI Agent Masterson (voice)
Christopher Walken ... George (voice)
Michelle Rodriguez ... Rosie Velasco (voice)
Michael Madsen ... Don Rafferty / Additional Voices (voice)
CCH Pounder ... Chief (voice)
Ron Perlman ... Misha / Additional Voices (voice)
Mako ... General Kim (voice)
James Hong ... Ancient Wu / Additional Voices (voice)
Keone Young ... Big Chong / Jimmy Fu / Additional Voices (voice)
Ryun Yu ... Cary Kang (voice)
Grey Griffin ... Jill / Lola / Additional Voices (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)
Vernee Watson ... Dispatcher (voice) (as Vernee Watson-Johnson)
Yuji Okumoto ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Kevin M. Richardson)
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Storyline

Nick Kang was an LAPD homicide detective, up until his indefinite suspension due to his "loose-cannon" style and multiple uses of excessive force and property damage. However, his old Chief has brought him back and offered him a job with the EOD (Elite Operations Division), a recently-founded special unit which has jurisdiction over all of Los Angeles. Now as the EOD's first field agent, Nick can use the same over-the-top methods that got him suspended in the first place to take on the City of Angels' toughest criminals. In a wide, branching storyline, he'll have to stop powerful Russian and Chinese crime syndicates by driving, fighting and shooting his way through the streets of LA. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

True Driving. True Fighting. True Shooting.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 October 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

True Crime: Streets of LA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Luxoflux See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Ancient Wu was based on Lo Pan from Big Trouble in Little China (1986). Both characters were played by James Hong. See more »

Goofs

The LAPD cars have no emblems or writing on their doors, which they should have. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
George: They call it the City of Angels. Funny. In my 30 years here, I haven't seen a single one.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening, Nick side-kicks the screen, and the bottom of his boot becomes the Luxoflux logo. This is followed by a humorous phrase and sound effect, such as "Ride the Donkey!" and the sound of a donkey braying. See more »

Alternate Versions

The PC version contains new features not included in the other versions, such as additional cutscenes, more weapons, additional songs, more character skins, and several multiplayer modes. See more »

Connections

References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Poem
Written by Mike DeWolf (as M. DeWolf), Phil Lipscomb (as P. Lipscomb), Jarrod Montague (as J. Montague), and Stephen Richards (as S. Richards)
Performed by Taproot
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Nothing can top GTA, BUT...
15 February 2004 | by VichusSmithSee all my reviews

Don't listen to frank gifford. I don't know who gave him a computer to use, but he's wrong.

Sure, there are games that will and have taken the GTA go anywhere, do anything gameplay and the attitude that keeps you playing, but there was so much put into True Crime that you have to applaud it. Russel Wong must have gotten a lot of cash for lending his voice to this game, because he's all over it. There are hours of his dialogue, wisecracks and his grunts and groans as his character, Nick Kang, fights. Christopher Walken is in here as well, playing the old friend of Nick Kang's father.

The major similarity to GTA is that you can do what you want when you want, and you can go on to the next mission when you feel like it. The twist is that you're a cop and if you act violently, you become a bad cop, making cops your enemy as well.

There is a large soundtrack- about 50 songs or so- that are unedited. There are also some nice cheats and options as well for replayability.

So If you're looking for a game to hold you over until the next GTA, this is definitely it.

Sound: 8/10 Graphics: 8.5/10 Gameplay: 8.0


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