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Arris wakes up in a hospital after surviving the crash of the spaceship Canera. He can't remember who he is or what he was doing on the ship, when a group of assassins break in and try to kill him.

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Diane Duane (screenplay), Nick Elms (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clive Owen ... Lev Arris
John Hurt ... Joe Kane
Jürgen Prochnow ... Xavier Shondi (as Jurgen Prochnow)
David Warner ... Rhinehart
Amanda Pays ... Assassin #3
Mathilda May ... Melissa Banks
David McCallum ... Canera Captain
Brian Blessed ... Uncle Kashumai
Christopher Walken ... David Hassan
John Rowe ... Alberto Fossa
Jonathan Chesterman Jonathan Chesterman ... Angus Santana
Mary Tamm ... Auntie Maria Gabriel
Ade Sapara ... Assassin #1
Fairmang Singhateh Fairmang Singhateh ... Assassin #2
Su Lin Looi Su Lin Looi ... Assassin #4
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Storyline

Ser Lev Arris (Clive Owen) wakes up in a hospital on the planet Crius and has no idea who he is and from where he is coming. He is told by a doctor that he had been frozen ten or more years ago because he had a disease which was not curable then, and that his starship crashed shortly before arriving at Crius star port. As he recovers in the hospital, still without any memory, he is hijacked by two men in dark uniforms and put in a starship where he loses consciousness. When he wakes up again, he finds himself to be on the planet Hermes. An adventure to find out about his roots begins. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Privateer 2: The Darkening See more »

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Production Co:

Origin Systems Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The public records database in the game lists various characters as being considerably younger than the actors and actresses who played them were at the time. Nelson Ramirez is forty-three, Nadim Sawalha turned sixty-one the year this game was released. Xavier Shondi is forty-three, Jürgen Prochnow was fifty-five. Dimitri Avignoni is thirty-seven, Kevork Malikyan was fifty-three. Auntie Maria Gabriel is thirty-six, Mary Tamm was forty-six. Dr. Janna Frevel is twenty-nine, Hetty Baynes was forty. David Hassan is thirty-six, Christopher Walken was fifty-three (due to a glitch, Hassan's entry doesn't appear in the database after you meet him, but all of the database entries can viewed on wcnews.com since one of the programmers sent them the game's internal text). See more »

Goofs

In the public records, the entries for the minor planets each have the wrong background as their photo (except for Petra). See more »

Quotes

[Lev Arris has been summoned to the Museum of Hom by the eccentric Bexian priest Uncle Kashumai, who appears to be rather distraught about something, his wailing and moaning echoes around the museum]
Uncle Kashumai: Oh, grief!
[he jumps up and down]
Lev Arris: What's the matter, Uncle?
Uncle Kashumai: Oh, nephew! The heart of the things that we had here, the soul of them, has been stolen! Taken by heartless infidels! Doubtless to be sold for filthy lucre!
[...]
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Privateer 2 was fantastic
15 April 2008 | by j-eberhartSee all my reviews

Man, I loved this game. It came out during the time I'd gone back to graduate school in my 30s, and it just about ruined one semester because all I wanted to do was play the game. Incredibly addictive, but the previous poster is right -- the game crashed all the time. The company finally got pretty free with cheat codes just so you could get through certain segments that were especially gnarly. I wouldn't have used the cheats except that without them the game would overload your CPU and you'd lose all your work! I finally finished the game, and it was pretty mind-blowing in terms of the ending. Also, the cast was outrageously impressive -- Christopher Walken, Clive Owen, John Hurt! Tremendous fun. Even after I finished it, I played it some more, until CPU speed finally made it obsolete. After I had seen the whole plot, I basically just became a pirate, blowing up as many cop-ships as I could, sacrificing my cargo pilot and ship to other pirates, etc. I can't believe how much fun that game was. Nothing like it these days, and though I tried one of those CPU-slowdown programs to try to make it work, it really didn't. Gone but not forgotten.


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