Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game 2004) Poster

(2004 Video Game)


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Grand Theft Auto (1997) (Video Game)
Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969 (1999) (Video Game)
Grand Theft Auto: London, 1961 (1999) (Video Game)
Grand Theft Auto 2 (1999) (Video Game)
Grand Theft Auto 3 (2001) (Video Game)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) (Video Game)

Followed by 

Grand Theft Auto IV (2008) (Video Game)
Grand Theft Auto V (2013) (Video Game)


Psycho (1960)
On WCTR in The First "Lonely Hearts with Christy Mcintyre" A man calls in and says "I'm watching you Marion in the shower" Which is a refrence to the shower scene in Psycho and Marion Crane who is killed in the shower in the movie
Easy Rider (1969)
In San Andreas, Peter Fonda's character is a parody of the one he played in Easy Rider.
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
a level in this game is named after the movie
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
The line "Great kid! Don't get cocky!"
Good Guys Wear Black (1978)
In the mission "Management Issues", the player is required to kill Alan Crawford by driving the limo to the end of the jetty and thus killing him mirrors the climactic part of the film.
Moonraker (1979)
The Parachute In The Game Is Identical To The One Seen In The Beginning Of ''Moonraker
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
There are many references to this movie in this video game.
First Blood (1982)
The town of Whetstone resembes Hope WA (the town Rambo escapes from)
Gyruss (1983) (Video Game)
A clone of the game exists as one of the minigames found in various convenience stores.
Scarface (1983)
In the cutscene for the mission 'Intensive Care', Tony the parrot says 'I never fucked anyone over in my life who didn't have it coming to him.'
Red Dawn (1984)
In Ammu-Nation, the announcer of the Ammu-Nation commercials refers to the film as a documentary.
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
There is a car chase in GTA:SA that is clearly copied from To Live and Die in L.A. The scenery and the action, etc.
Top Gun (1986)
Many of the flight rankings are the callsigns of pilots in Top Gun (Maverick, Goose, Jester, Iceman, Viper, etc.).
The Color of Money (1986)
When you play pool, your opponent asks you to "show him the color of your money"
Do the Right Thing (1989)
a level is based on it
Twin Peaks (1990) (TV Series)
New Jack City (1991)
The crack "palace" that Smoke lives in looks exactly like the Carter Apartment Buildings, crack dealer Nino Brown's headquarters in this 1991 similarly themed film.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
a mission is based on it
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
There are many references to this movie in this video game.
Juice (1992)
There are numerous references to the film on the video game.
Basic Instinct (1992)
A pedestrian is modeled exactly after Sharon Stone as she appears in Basic Instinct's "interrogation" scene.
South Central (1992)
The character of the base head, the one that cleans toilets for Game's "Big Bear" character, is taken from the character of Glenn Plummer's basehead friend in prison in South Central (1992). The idea of the San Andreas character having been a former gang member turned basehead, also helps show this parallel. Also, Carl Johnson is based on Glenn Plummer's character Bobby Johnson. They both look like each other and have the same last name not to mention they are experiencing betrayals, hopelessnes and gang activity. Groove Street and Deuce have many things in common like the same strategies.
Menace II Society (1993)
There are numerous references to the film on the video game.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
The line "I don't know you! Prank caller! Prank caller!"
Friday (1995)
A certain old black pedestrian in the game says several quotes related to Craig's Father in the movie Friday, Next friday and Friday after next.
GoldenEye (1995)
In the game, the main character leaps from a dam in the same fashion as in the beginning of the movie, Goldeneye
Casino (1995)
There are many references to this movie in this video game.
Con Air (1997)
The shot of the doughnuts hitting the ground
One Eight Seven (1997)
Cesar in San Andreas looks exactly the same as Cesar in 187 and is voiced by the same actor
Kung marunong kang magdasal, umpisahan mo na (1997)
Grey Import mission is based on it.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
CJ says "Does the pope shit in the woods?" a few times throughout the game, which is a reference to the phrase that the Dude uses in this film.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Characters talk about seeing polar bears in the game, exactly as they do in the film
Metal Gear Solid (1998) (Video Game)
A reference to Metal Gear/Metal Gear Solid's famous "Box hiding" is made by the character "Tenpenny"
Thief: The Dark Project (1998) (Video Game)
When CJ is robbing the Rappers house the radar screen has a light indicator which Thief the dark poroject also has
Driver (1999) (Video Game)
Mad Dogg says "Man how could reflections mess up so bad. Tanner, You suck ass!
Grand Theft Auto 2 (1999) (Video Game)
"Jesus saves" graffiti in Los Santos near the Lowrider shop
Traffic (2000)
The same color scheme used in 'Traffic' with the separate stories is used on each separate island in 'San Andreas'; Hazy orange/browns for Los Santos; cold, icy blues for San Fierro and warm greens for Las Venturas.
Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly (2000) (TV Movie)
The line "I know a pimp when I see one."
Donnie Darko (2001)
"Fearitdoit" program resembles Jim Cunningham's program.
Max Payne (2001) (Video Game)
During the mission 'Tanker Commander', where you have to rob a convenience store, you are thwarted by a window made of bullet-proof glass. The words 'Max Pane' can be seen in the lower corner of the window.
Grand Theft Auto 3 (2001) (Video Game)
The main character from III is featured in a mission.
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Similar casino heist
The Shield (2002) (TV Series)
The featured cops in this game are corrupt members of CRASH. The Shield was based on Rampart Division's corrupt CRASH unit. Also the leader kills one of his team members when it was discovered he was a rat.
The Transporter (2002)
Mission where you save refugees from a container on a ship
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) (Video Game)
Numerous references - Lance Vance and Tommy Vercetti figurines in the RC shop, Vice City maps, etc.
True Crime: Streets of LA (2003) (Video Game)
Billboard sign
Manhunt (2003) (Video Game)
In the Ganton bar, you can see a grafitti painting of one of the soldiers from Manhunt on the wall.
Half-Life 2 (2004) (Video Game)
When you make your way inside the laboratory in Area 69 during the jetpack stealing mission, you will find a crowbar lying on a table. This could be likely a reference to the Half-Life video game where the protagonist, Gordon Freeman wields one when facing enemies.

Referenced in 

Last Laugh '04 (2004) (TV Movie)
Colin Quinn references this in his act
Saturday Night Live: Robert De Niro/Destiny's Child (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Weekend Update
Bubble (2005)
Poster in Kyle's room
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005) (Video Game)
Before LCFR begins a woman announcer says 'Its the guy who's been run out of Vice City and San Andreas'
Jeopardy!: 2005 College Championship Semifinal Game 3 (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue and correct response in "Computer Gaming" category
Chappelle's Show: Episode #3.1 (2006) (TV Episode)
"runnin like C.J. in San Andreas"
The Visitor (2007)
Ad painted on a closed story's metal shutter.
Manhunt 2 (2007) (Video Game)
Red King says, "Why don't you run all the way to San Andreas, you pussy!"
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Truth (2007) (TV Episode)
When Sarah mentions to Chuck that they should make love, Chuck chokes and coughs then says "Hot Coffee" which is the hidden sex mini-game in GTA:SA
The Angry Video Game Nerd: An Angry Nerd Christmas Carol: Part 1 (2007) (TV Episode)
The game is seen in the Nerd's Playstation collection.
The Happening (2008)
The case of the game is sitting in front of the T.V. in two seperate scenes
Fable II (2008) (Video Game)
The social icon for propositioning someone for sex is a cup of hot coffee. A reference to the controversial sexual come-on and minigame from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas called "Hot Coffee".
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare (2010) (Video Game)
Sasquatch appears, referring to the popular Bigfoot myth in this earlier Rockstar game.
Beavis and Butt-Head: Drones (2011) (TV Episode)
Beavis mistakes a drone control program for the videograme but with airplanes
Witching and Bitching (2013)
Mentioned by Sergio
Grand Theft Auto V (2013) (Video Game)
Although set in a different game universe, Grove Street appears in the game, as well as the Ballas gang, not to mention the city of Los Santos itself.

Featured in 

Shark Tale (2004)
Miss Sanchez played this game
Troldspejlet: Episode #32.15 (2004) (TV Episode)
Playstation 2 version reviewe + footage used
Dirty (2005)
The canadians plays it
The Break-Up (2006)
Gary plays this game
Game One: Episode #1.3 (2006) (TV Episode)
Placed 3rd in the "Top 5 Vomiting Scenes in Video Games", scenes get shown too.
Rise of the Video Game: Level Three (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips used
X-Play: Grand Theft Auto IV Special (2008) (TV Episode)
The game is shown and discussed during the History of Grand Theft Auto segment, plus it is reviewed.
Grand Theft Auto IV (2008) (Video Game)
Gameplay is featured on the in-game television.
Troldspejlet: Episode #39.17 (2008) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the video game in his review of Grand Theft Auto IV (2008) (VG) + clip shown
South Jersey Sam: Top 13 Worst Songs (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip featured
Pop Fiction: Bigfoot (2011) (TV Episode)
Game footage is shown
The Angry Joe Show: Grand Theft Auto V (2013) (TV Episode)
Joe compares graphics to GTA 5
How Video Games Changed the World (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips shown


The Wizard of Oz (1939)
One of the movie theaters is showing "The Wizard of Ass."
Goodfellas (1990)
A movie poster can be spotted during the mission "Menace". The movie poster says "BadFellas" on it, a parody of "GoodFellas".
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
One mission you are in an alley and a big truck rams through the upper blockade and falls down to chase you while you are on a bike.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
"Reservoir Dregs" is written on a movie theater.
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
at a movie theater, there is a movie poster that looks like the movie poster for "the last of the mochicans" that says "last of the mullets"
A Few Good Men (1992)
at a movie theater, there is a poster that says "a few good hens" an obvious parody of "a few good men"
Pulp Fiction (1994)
The Truth says "Prank Caller, Prank Caller!" in a phone call with CJ
Driv3r (2004) (Video Game)
There are many parodies of Driv3r in this video game.

Spoofed in 

Lair (2007) (Video Game)
secret "Hot Coffee" scene is included in the game, but it turns out to literally show a guy making coffee.
Meet the Spartans (2008)
Grand Theft Auto: Hot Gates
Grand Theft Auto: XXX Parody (2010) (Video)
This is a spoof of the game

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