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Manuel Calavera is a travel agent in The Land of the Dead who has stumbled across a ring of corruption.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tony Plana ... Manuel 'Manny' Calavera (voice)
Maria Canals-Barrera ... Mercedes 'Meche' Colomar (voice) (as Maria Canals)
Alan Blumenfeld ... Glottis (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pamela Adlon ... Pugsy / Carla (voice) (as Pamela Segall)
Jack Angel Jack Angel ... Bruno Martinez / Chepito / Large Hitman / Seaman Naranja (voice)
Bill Capizzi Bill Capizzi ... Maximino (voice)
Barry Dennen ... Chief Bogen / 1st Thunder Boy / Blue Casket's Waiter (voice)
Patrick Dollaghan ... Domino Hurley (voice)
Barbara Goodson ... Lola (voice)
Morgan Hunter Morgan Hunter ... Toto Santos (voice)
Terri Ivens ... Lupe (voice)
Milton James ... Membrillo / Skinny Hitman (voice)
David Jeremiah ... Aitor / Alexi / 2nd Thunder Boy (voice)
Tom Kane ... Raoul / 2nd Mayan Mechanic / Gate Keeper / Cat Track Announcer (voice)
Paula Killen ... Olivia Ofrenda (voice)
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Storyline

In a world where, if you had lead a good life, you would have a fast trip to the next stage of existence, something is terribly wrong. Manuel Calavera (you), a sort-of lost soul who is working towards his ascension by being a travel agent in The Land of the Dead discovers that either he is given all the clients which had lead evil lives (and therefore would have to wait a very long time to reach the next stage) or that someone is holding back on all of the good cases that would speed up Manuel's ascension. Fed up with this, Manuel decides to find out what exactly is going on. Is there something going on with the free passes (that very good people get)? And if so, who is behind it? And why? Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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An Epic Tale Of Crime & Corruption In The Land Of The Dead. See more »


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Official Sites:

Lucas Arts

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Hungarian

Release Date:

30 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grim Fandango See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

Appropriately, "Calavera" (Manny's last name) is Spanish for "Skull" See more »

Quotes

Manuel Calavera: [Taking pigeon eggs from a rooftop] You must come with me, young ones; for I am the Grim Reaper.
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Referenced in The Curse of Monkey Island (1997) See more »

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A great representation of the film noir genre.
3 August 2000 | by barryshaftSee all my reviews

Grim Fandango is one of the best games in its genre. Its almost a movie in its rich storyline and character development. You know who the heroes are and you certainly know who the villains are but somehow you are left guessing until the very end because you are in a different world then our own and nothing is quite the same. I'd say that this would make a great movie, as long as its not bogged down with trying to be aimed at kids because its not.


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