* 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]].
* ColbertBump: An entire generation of gamers discovered the best of 80's music thanks to this game.
* 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 [[VideoGame/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.
** Danny Dyer plays Kent Paul.
** Burt Reynolds plays Avery Carrington, did I mention he [[VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird ran for mayor in another city?]]
** Creator/GaryBusey plays Phil Cassidy.
* 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 Music/MichaelJackson songs, five other songs were cut. Those songs are "Wow" by KateBush, "Bark at the Moon" by Music/OzzyOsbourne, "Rockit" by HerbieHancock, "Looking for the Perfect Beat" by Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force & "The Smurf" by Tyrone Brunson.
* 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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