Ah just got this for PS2, great job they did of porting it, now I can have a good mooch around :)
I have noticed many references to 80's Movie's/TV shows in VCS.
Umberto Robina's gang members can be heard on the streets making comments such as :
'Im going to carve him up real good'
'Its like one big puta just waiting for binga' - This translates into one big pussy just waitin' to be fucked I think?
In Washington Beach, near the police HQ, there is a takeaway shop called 'special fried VICE' written in the exact same style as Miami Vice.
In Downtown, there is a restruant called 'Barzini's' next to Ammunation, Emilio Barzini was a main character in the movie 'The Godfather'
Im sure there are more of these out there, if you find any more then please share them :)