* ActorAllusion:
** Porn star Candi Suxxx is voiced by real-life former porn star Jenna Jameson.
** This is not the first time Ray Liotta has [[Film/GoodFellas played an Italian American gangster in a period piece]].
* HeyItsThatVoice: Among many others
** [[Film/SavingPrivateRyan Sgt. Horvath]] is the BigBad.
** [[Film/TheDarkKnight Bill Fichtner]] is your crooked lawyer friend.
** Philip Michael Thomas from ''MiamiVice'' is your sidekick.
** Creator/DannyTrejo and Miss Cleo are rival gang leaders.
** The late Dennis Hopper is a sleazy big-budget porn director with Jenna Jameson as his favorite leading lady.
** Jezz is [[Film/DogSoldiers Cooper]] and [[ModernWarfare Soap.]]
** And of course, PlayerCharacter Tommy Vercetti is voiced by [[Film/{{Goodfellas}} Ray Liotta]].
** That ''is'' Ocean Drive.
** [[Film/LicenceToKill Robert Davi]] plays Colonel Cortez.
* MoneyDearBoy: Ray Liotta has stated that he did the game purely for the money. Thankfully, he earned his paycheck.
* ScrewedByTheLawyers:
** "Running with the Night" by LionelRichie is only in the original PS2 game, it is cut from every other version.
** Briefly, [[http://www.destructoid.com/gta-vice-city-pulled-digitally-from-steam-other-outlets-238752.phtml the game was pulled from Steam]] and other outlets, as apparently ''Wanna Be Starting Something'' is, all of a sudden, [[JustForPun starting something]]. Everything was worked out and the game's back on Steam, song intact.
** Played straight on the Playstation 3 re-release. Both Michael Jackson songs got removed from the soundtrack. When starting a new game, the player will now hear Self Control by Laura Branigan instead of Billie Jean when they enter a vehicle for the first time.
** For the 10th anniversary release, in addition to the MichaelJackson songs, five other songs were cut. Those songs are "Wow" by KateBush, "Bark at the Moon" by OzzyOsbourne, "Rockit" by HerbieHancock, "Looking for the Perfect Beat" by Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force & "The Smurf" by Tyrone Brunson.
* TropePantheon: Lance Vance is [[Pantheon/DisgracesOthers Disgraced]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The actor who voiced Pastor Richards [[AuthorExistenceFailure died]] during development. His character was supposed to have a larger role in the game.
** One unused phone conversation has Avery Carrington sending Tommy on a mission to the "Gator Keys". This hints that a Florida Keys stand-in was planned and may have even seen some development, but was ultimately scrapped.
* WordOfGod: Yes, that was Vic Vance, Lance's older brother and protagonist of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories'' that got gunned down in the opening cut scene.
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