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In the year 2042, a clumsy noir gumshoe named Tex Murphy must stop a cult of religious fanatics who plan to destroy the human race.


Chris Jones


Aaron Conners (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Earl Jones ... Great P.I. of the Universe (voice)
Brian Keith ... The Colonel
Russell Means ... The Chameleon
Margot Kidder ... Bartender
Chris Jones Chris Jones ... Tex Murphy / Inspector Burns
Michail Bailey Michail Bailey ... Lowell Percival
Mindy Lawson Mindy Lawson ... Eva Schanzee
Rebecca Clay Rebecca Clay ... Alaynah Moore
Monique Lanier Monique Lanier ... Countess Renier
Kevin Jones Kevin Jones ... Mac Malden (as Kevin L. Jones)
Sandy Jensen Sandy Jensen ... Eddie Ching
Douglas Vandegrift Douglas Vandegrift ... Rook Garner / Beek Nariz / Sal Lucido
Randall Edwards Randall Edwards ... Louie LaMintz
Suzanne Barnes Suzanne Barnes ... Chelsee Bando
Jeri Christian Jeri Christian ... Francesca Lucido


In the year 2042, a clumsy noir gumshoe named Tex Murphy must stop a cult of religious fanatics who plan to destroy the human race.

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Release Date:

31 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Under a Killing Moon See more »

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Access Software Inc. See more »
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Did You Know?


A big screen adaptation was planned, and set for a summer of 1996 release, and set to star Soelei Moon Frye. Frye even made a guest appearance on the Jenny Jones show to promote the planned adaptation but the plans fell though. See more »


Tex Murphy: Ah, the Rodent Tracker 8000. Just like on TV. 'Because household pests *never* build up an immunity to bullets.'
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Three outtakes play during the closing credits. See more »


Followed by Tesla Effect (2014) See more »

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One of the best computer games around
22 November 1999 | by Spooky2001See all my reviews

This game is a great role playing game. The game is so real that you feel like you are in it. This game has great mystery elements in it and also has the voice of James Earl Jones in it. It has great sound. Only the background is not real but all the people are.

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