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post Aug 19 2010, 10:33 PM
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What i'm going to do here is compile a list of films that have inspired GTA. If you know of any, please post and i'll add it to the list.

Carlito's Way, (1993)

Al Pacino - Carlito 'Charlie' Brigante.
Sean Penn - David Kleinfeld.
Penelope Ann Miller - Gail
John Leguizamo - Benny Blanco

I've not seen this film mentioned on here before tbh. I've only seen it for the first time myself just today, and damn, what an awesome film it is!


Ken Rosenberg in Vice City was based on David Kleinfeld in this Movie!


Scarface, (1983)

Al Pacino - Tony Montana
Steven Bauer - Manny Ribera
Michelle Pfeifferr - Elvira Hancock
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio- Gina Montana
Robert Loggia- Frank Lopez


Scarface heavily influenced Vice city.


Grand Theft Auto, (1977)

Ron Howard - Sam Freeman
Nancy Morgan - Paula Powers


I've never seen this movie, but obviously GTA got its name from somewhere. I think it's about stealing and wrecking cars... lol


Heat, (1995)

Robert De Niro - Neil McCauley
Al Pacino - Lt. Vincent Hanna
Val Kilmer - Chris Shiherlis
Jon Voight - Nate
Tom Sizemore - Michael Cheritto


R*n used it for the bank job mission in IV.


Casino, (1995)

Robert De Niro - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein
Sharon Stone - Ginger McKenna
Joe Pesci - Nicky Santoro
James Woods - Lester Diamond


GTA:SA had some reference to Casino.

New Jack City, (1991)

Wesley Snipes - Nino Brown
Ice-T - Scotty Appleton (as Ice T)
Allen Payne - Gee Money
Chris Rock - Pookie


The crack "palace" that Smoke lives in - in San Andreas, looks exactly like the Carter Apartment Buildings, crack dealer Nino Brown's headquarters in this 1991 similarly themed film.


Menace II Society, (1993)

Tyrin Turner - Caine
Larenz Tate - O-Dog
Samuel L. Jackson - Tat Lawson


There are numerous references to this film in GTA:SA, especially Grove street, and the whole ghetto thing.


To Live and Die in L.A., (1985)

William Petersen - Richard Chance
Willem Dafoe - Eric 'Rick' Masters
John Pankow - John Vukovich


The whole counterfeiting aspect In GTA:VC is based on this movie. A song also from the movie (Dance Hall Days by Wang Chung) is in the game. Also, there is a car chase in GTA:SA that is clearly a homage to Live and Die in L.A. The scenery and the action, etc.


Cop Land, (1997)

Sylvester Stallone - Freddy Heflin
Harvey Keitel - Ray Donlan
Ray Liotta - Gary Figgis
Robert De Niro - Moe Tilden


Not so much inspiration, more of a cross reference. Ray Liotta plays Tommy in Vice City, and Cop Land is also the name of a mission in Vice City.


Snatch, (2000)

Jason Statham - Turkish
Benicio Del Toro - Franky Four Fingers
Brad Pitt - Mickey O'Neil
Alan Ford - Brick Top


The main inspiration for IV DLC. The Diamond and the way they blend each characters stories into the main game.


High Noon, (1952)

Gary Cooper - Marshal Will Kane
Thomas Mitchell - Mayor Jonas Henderson
Lloyd Bridges - Deputy Marshal Harvey Pell
Katy Jurado - Helen Ramírez


Inspired GTA:IV's Story. Niko's struggle to make choices through-out.


Speed, (1994)

Keanu Reeves - Officer Jack Traven
Dennis Hopper - Howard Payne
Sandra Bullock - Annie Porter
Joe Morton - Capt. McMahon


In GTA:VC, there is a mission where you're not allowed to slow down until you defuse the bomb, otherwise it'll blow.


Easy Rider, (1969)

Peter Fonda - Wyatt
Dennis Hopper - Billy
Antonio Mendoza - Jesus


In GTA:SA, Peter Fonda's character - The Truth, is a parody of the one he played in Easy Rider.

Post Your GTA films, and we'll know where to find them!

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post Aug 20 2010, 12:06 PM
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QUOTE (DuPz0r @ Aug 20 2010, 01:33 AM) *
Carlito's Way, (1993)

I've not seen this film mentioned on here before tbh. I've only seen it for the first time myself just today, and damn, what an awesome film it is!

Famous faces in this film:
Al Pacino - Carlito 'Charlie' Brigante.
Sean Penn - David Kleinfeld.
Penelope Ann Miller - Gail
John Leguizamo - Benny Blanco




I now realize that Ken Rosenberg in Vice City was based on David Kleinfeld in this Movie!

Anyway, who else has seen this movie? If you haven't you must do btw, it was one of those films GTA drew inspiration from!

In fact, why don't i just change this thread into a "Moives that inspired GTA" thread, so that if anyone missed decent films, we all know where to find them!


Scarface, 1983

Al Pacino - Tony Montana
Steven Bauer - Manny Ribera
Michelle Pfeifferr - Elvira Hancock
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio- Gina Montana
Robert Loggia- Frank Lopez
I've seen it aswell, it's a great piece of gangstermovie and it's true that you can clearly see references about it in VC. Other famous film is the Scarface from the 80's in which Al Pacino also stars. Haven't seen it though. The storyline in VC is almost the same as in the movie and Tony Montana and Vercetti are very similar in comparison. I know most of you already knew it but I brought it up anyway. If you look at the list of castmembers you can see that Robert Loggia who voiced Ray Machowski in GTA3 also stars in this movie. Also I'm not sure if Rockstar have used The Departed or Infernal Affairs-films as an inspiration for the IV-era games.

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post Aug 20 2010, 03:43 PM
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High-noon. I think the ending of IV is inspired by this movie. Niko choose to revenge or to trust dimitri.
in the movie there are also two choices:fight with your love,or abandon him.



Carlito's Way I just check a beginning, Diaz 's voice actor was also in it


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post Aug 21 2010, 03:23 PM
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post Aug 21 2010, 05:20 PM
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Hey skyfam, wouldn't that relate to RDR more? I dunno, tell me more about it. Is it a definite reference?

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post Aug 22 2010, 09:42 AM
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QUOTE (DuPz0r @ Aug 21 2010, 05:20 PM) *
Hey skyfam, wouldn't that relate to RDR more? I dunno, tell me more about it.



In this movie,the latino woman encourage Kane to fight for justice.while Kane's fiance Amy beg him to escape. this quite the same situation in the story of IV:kate give Niko the positive suggestion that he should not deal with Dimitri,while Roman stands on the other side.


It's just a feeling :Dan Houser has a special love for that movie.there a mission call "high noon"in GTA SA.


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post Aug 22 2010, 09:49 AM
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QUOTE (skyfam @ Aug 22 2010, 10:42 AM) *
QUOTE (DuPz0r @ Aug 21 2010, 05:20 PM) *
Hey skyfam, wouldn't that relate to RDR more? I dunno, tell me more about it.



In this movie,the latino woman encourage Kane to fight for justice.while Kane's fiance Amy beg him to escape. this quite the same situation in the story of IV:kate give Niko the positive suggestion that he should not deal with Dimitri,while Roman stands on the other side.


It's just a feeling :Dan Houser has a special love for that movie.there a mission call "high noon"in GTA SA.



Cool. I'll add it to the list.

Also, i almost forgot Snatch! That was the core inspiration behind IV, TL&D & BoGT. The diamond and the way all the stories entwined into one another.

I've updated the list again*


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