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* FakeNationality: Downplayed. Creator/DannyTrejo, who is Mexican-American, portrays Cuban gang leader Umberto Robina, while Luis Guzmán, who is Puerto Rican, portrays Colombian drug lord Ricardo Diaz.

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* FakeNationality: Downplayed. Creator/DannyTrejo, Creator/DannyTrejo and Luis Guzmán both voice Hispanic characters, but they do not match their actual nationality. Trejo, who is Mexican-American, portrays Cuban gang leader Umberto Robina, while Luis Guzmán, who is Puerto Rican, portrays Colombian drug lord Ricardo Diaz.


* MoneyDearBoy: Creator/RayLiotta has stated that he did the game purely for the money. Thankfully, he earned his paycheck.
** Although Tommy was meant to have a (voice only) cameo in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', since Ray Liotta was under the impression he was underpaid, he refused to return

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* FakeNationality: Downplayed. Creator/DannyTrejo, who is Mexican-American, portrays Cuban gang leader Umberto Robina, while Luis Guzmán, who is Puerto Rican, portrays Colombian drug lord Ricardo Diaz.
* MoneyDearBoy: Creator/RayLiotta has stated that he did the game purely for the money. Thankfully, he earned his paycheck.
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paycheck. Although Tommy was meant to have a (voice only) cameo in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', since Ray Liotta was under the impression he was underpaid, he refused to returnreturn.



** "Running with the Night" by Music/LionelRichie is only in the original [=PS2=] game, it is cut from every other version.

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** "Running with the Night" by Music/LionelRichie is only in the original [=PS2=] game, it is cut from every other subsequent version.


* ActorAllusion:
** Porn star Candi Suxxx is voiced by real-life former porn star Jenna Jameson.
** This is not the first time Creator/RayLiotta has [[Film/GoodFellas played an Italian American gangster in a period piece]].
** Speaking of Ray Liotta, one of the missions in the game is called "Film/CopLand".



** Although Tommy was meant to have a (voice only) cameo in San Andreas, since Ray Liotta was under the impression he was underpaid, he refused to return

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** Although Tommy was meant to have a (voice only) cameo in San Andreas, ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', since Ray Liotta was under the impression he was underpaid, he refused to return



** Played straight on the UsefulNotes/Playstation3 re-release. Both Michael Jackson songs got removed from the soundtrack. When starting a new game, the player will now hear "Self Control" by Musoc/LauraBranigan instead of "Billie Jean" when they enter a vehicle for the first time.

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** Played straight on the UsefulNotes/Playstation3 re-release. Both Michael Jackson Music/MichaelJackson songs got removed from the soundtrack. When starting a new game, the player will now hear "Self Control" by Musoc/LauraBranigan instead of "Billie Jean" when they enter a vehicle for the first time.


** "Running with the Night" by LionelRichie is only in the original [=PS2=] game, it is cut from every other version.

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** "Running with the Night" by LionelRichie Music/LionelRichie is only in the original [=PS2=] game, it is cut from every other version.

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** Although Tommy was meant to have a (voice only) cameo in San Andreas, since Ray Liotta was under the impression he was underpaid, he refused to return

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** Speaking of Ray Liotta, one of the missions in the game is called "Film/CopLand".


** 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 Music/KateBush, "Bark at the Moon" by Music/OzzyOsbourne, "Rockit" by Music/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. Became HilariousInHindsight when Videogame/ScarfaceTheWorldIsYours has you purchase a seaplane to advance the plot by traveling to Florida Keys.

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** Played straight on the Playstation 3 UsefulNotes/Playstation3 re-release. Both Michael Jackson songs got removed from the soundtrack. When starting a new game, the player will now hear Self Control "Self Control" by Laura Branigan Musoc/LauraBranigan instead of Billie Jean "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 Music/KateBush, "Bark at the Moon" by Music/OzzyOsbourne, "Rockit" by Music/HerbieHancock, "Looking for the Perfect Beat" by Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force & "The Smurf" by Tyrone Brunson.
Music/TyroneBrunson.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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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. Became HilariousInHindsight when Videogame/ScarfaceTheWorldIsYours ''Videogame/ScarfaceTheWorldIsYours'' has you purchase a seaplane to advance the plot by traveling to Florida Keys.


** 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.

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** 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. Became HilariousInHindsight when Videogame/ScarfaceTheWorldIsYours has you purchase a seaplane to advance the plot by traveling to Florida Keys.


** This is not the first time Ray Liotta has [[Film/GoodFellas played an Italian American gangster in a period piece]].

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** This is not the first time Ray Liotta Creator/RayLiotta has [[Film/GoodFellas played an Italian American gangster in a period piece]].



* MoneyDearBoy: Ray Liotta has stated that he did the game purely for the money. Thankfully, he earned his paycheck.

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* MoneyDearBoy: Ray Liotta Creator/RayLiotta has stated that he did the game purely for the money. Thankfully, he earned his paycheck.


** For the 10th anniversary release, in addition to the Music/MichaelJackson songs, five other songs were cut. Those songs are "Wow" by Music/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.

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** For the 10th anniversary release, in addition to the Music/MichaelJackson songs, five other songs were cut. Those songs are "Wow" by Music/KateBush, "Bark at the Moon" by Music/OzzyOsbourne, "Rockit" by HerbieHancock, Music/HerbieHancock, "Looking for the Perfect Beat" by Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force & "The Smurf" by Tyrone Brunson.


** "Running with the Night" by LionelRichie is only in the original PS2 game, it is cut from every other version.

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** "Running with the Night" by LionelRichie is only in the original PS2 [=PS2=] game, it is cut from every other version.


** 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.

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** For the 10th anniversary release, in addition to the Music/MichaelJackson songs, five other songs were cut. Those songs are "Wow" by KateBush, Music/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.


* 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.


* ColbertBump: An entire generation of gamers discovered the best of 80's music thanks to this game.

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* ColbertBump: An entire generation of gamers discovered the best became fans of 80's music thanks to this game.

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* ColbertBump: An entire generation of gamers discovered the best of 80's music thanks to this game.

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