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A troubled NYPD cop is framed for murder and finds himself being hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.

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Sam Lake (story), Sam Lake (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James McCaffrey ... Max Payne (voice)
Haviland Morris ... Michelle Payne (voice)
Chris Phillips ... Alex Balder / Mercenary / Killer Suit (voice)
Jane Gennaro Jane Gennaro ... Nicole Horne / Computer (voice)
Adam Grupper ... B.B. / Policeman / Mercenary (voice) (as Adam Gruper)
Peter Appel ... Jim Bravura / Announcer / Boris Dime (voice)
Tye Alexander ... Joey Finito / Virgilio Finito / Mobster (voice) (as Tye Reign)
Joe Dalo ... Vinnie Gognitti / Pilot / Chemist (voice) (as Joe Dallo)
Chelsea Altman Chelsea Altman ... Kyra Silver (voice)
Joseph Ragno ... Angelo Punchinello / Mobster (voice) (as Joe Ragno)
Joanie Ellen Joanie Ellen ... Candy Dawn (voice)
Ricky Ashley Ricky Ashley ... Captain Baseballbat-Boy (voice)
Victoria Pontecorvo Victoria Pontecorvo ... BicycleHelmet-Girl (voice)
Joe Maruzzo ... Rico Muerte / Transit Police / Joe Salem / Mobster (voice)
John Randolph Jones ... Alfred Woden / Butler (voice)
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Storyline

Max Payne, a cop in the NYPD, returns home one day to find his wife and baby daughter murdered at the hands of drug addicts, high on a designer drug called Valkyr. After 3 years of working on the case, Max and his best friend Alex go undercover to bust a V-deal. However, things go wrong: Alex is suddenly killed, and Max is framed for his murder. Hunted by the cops and driven by determination to avenge his family, Max Payne sets out to uncover the truths behind his family's murder. Written by Kerwin Tsang

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Taglines:

New York. Fugitive undercover cop. Nothing to lose. See more »


Certificate:

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Release Date:

23 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

In an episode of The Sopranos (1999), "Calling All Cars" (S.4,E.11), Bobby Jr can be seen playing Max Payne (2001). Janice is talking to Bobby Jr through the computer, her user name is Vlad666. A reference to the in game character Vladimir and the devil (666), who is mentioned throughout the game. Additionally, through Janices messages, she directs Bobby Jr to an ouija board. An ouija board is also mentioned in Max Payne. See more »

Goofs

A .50 AE caliber Desert Eagle holds 8 rounds (7 in the magazine 1 in the chamber), not 12. See more »

Quotes

Max Payne: [narration] She was a nice girl, not really a stone-cold killer, and now she was stone-cold dead.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, when you complete the game, the following text appears on the screen: Max Payne has only started his journey through the night. The pain has only just begun. More will follow. See more »

Alternate Versions

Aside from the controls, the PlayStation 2 version alternates from the PC version.
  • There are no quick saves on PS2 and the chapters are divided into several sub-chapters with different names for each.
  • The World Trade Center towers are also removed from the intro on PS2 and the graphic novel panel showing them at the beginning of the chapter "Backstabbing Bastard" is replaced with a different image.
  • The Roman numerals for the "Part" description of the loading screens were replaced with just normal numbers.
  • The graphic novel scenes use a different font than PC.
  • An additional credits movie was added with new music in the main menu. The PS4 release also adds 1080p support and trophies.
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Connections

References Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

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User Reviews

One of the finest actiongames ever created
23 February 2004 | by action-6See all my reviews

COMMENT FOR THE PC-VERSION:

"Max Payne" is brilliant. You just cannot say it in any other way. MP is a super-cool actiontitle that uses the so-called bullet-time effect to create extremely stylish shoot-outs where the main character Max Payne constantly dives into bloody gun-fights. Playing it again over 2 years since its first release still confirms its excellent quality, and it is a game that easlily passes the test of time. Some people may argue that this game is only inspired by "The Matrix", which is not correct. John Woo`s brilliant actionmovies like "Hard-Boiled" and "The Killer" are both among the most important source of inspiration for the Finnish developers. I can guarantee that if you give this one a go, then you will be hooked.

10/10


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