- Actor Allusion:
- Porn star Candi Suxxx is voiced by real-life former porn star Jenna Jameson.
- This is not the first time Ray Liotta has played an Italian American gangster in a period piece.
- Speaking of Ray Liotta, one of the missions in the game is called "Cop Land".
- Colbert Bump: An entire generation of gamers became fans of 80's music thanks to this game.
- Money, Dear Boy: Ray Liotta 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 San Andreas, since Ray Liotta was under the impression he was underpaid, he refused to return
- Screwed by the Lawyers:
- "Running with the Night" by Lionel Richie is only in the original PS2 game, it is cut from every other version.
- Briefly, the game was pulled from Steam and other outlets, as apparently Wanna Be Starting Something is, all of a sudden, 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 Michael Jackson songs, five other songs were cut. Those songs are "Wow" by Kate Bush, "Bark at the Moon" by Ozzy Osbourne, "Rockit" by Herbie Hancock, "Looking for the Perfect Beat" by Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force & "The Smurf" by Tyrone Brunson.
- What Could Have Been:
- The actor who voiced Pastor Richards 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 Hilarious in Hindsight when Scarface: The World Is Yours has you purchase a seaplane to advance the plot by traveling to Florida Keys.
- Word of God: Yes, that was Vic Vance, Lance's older brother and protagonist of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories that got gunned down in the opening cut scene.
Trivia / Grand Theft Auto: Vice City