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

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$26,000,000 (estimated)
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Even though L.A. Noire was critically acclaimed and sold well, the game's lengthy development and use of cutting edge facial capture technology caused the studio, Team Bondai, to close down shortly after its release. See more »

Goofs

The U.S. Navy sailor in The White Shoe Slaying is said to have the rank of "Able Seaman." This is a rank in Royal Australian Navy (the game was developed in Australia). Based on his sleeve insignia, his rate is actually a Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class. See more »

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Stuart Ackerman: I don't know the names of the women I've killed but I've killed many of them. The way they look at me, the way they flinch at my touch.
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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 »

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A Little Bird Told Me
By Harvey Brooks
Performed by Evelyn Knight & Stardusters (as The Stardusters)
Published by Bourne Co. (ASCAP)
Courtesy Decca/Universal Music Enterprises
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Amazing
17 May 2011 | by elvshrckrSee all my reviews

Rockstar games has done it again! This game is incredible - it's visually stunning, the gameplay is smooth and, most importantly, the story is fantastic. Once you start playing, you become enveloped into Cole Phelps. I bought the game at midnight because I wanted to watch the opening sequence, but I couldn't stop playing! Its true - the line between video games and movies is blurred more than ever. Especially with games like Heavy Rain and LA Noir (amoung countless others, such as Rockstar's own Red Dead Redemption), whose stories are rich and gripping. I highly recommend this game to anyone who is on the fence about getting it. You won't be disappointed!


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