Niko Bellic comes to Liberty City, America to live the good life, but ends up having to assist his dangerously indebted cousin Roman with his financial troubles, by any (mostly illegal) means necessary.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Hollick ...
Niko Bellic (voice)
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Roman Bellic (voice)
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Brucie Kibbutz (voice)
Moti Margolin ...
Doris Belack ...
Maureen McReary (voice)
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P.J. Sosko ...
Gerry McReary (voice) (as PJ Sosko)
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Mary Catherine Donnelly ...
Kate McReary (voice)
Coolie Ranx ...
Seeborn ...
Charleigh E. Parker ...
Elizabeta Torres (voice) (as Charlie Parker)
Tony Patellis ...
Jimmy Pegorino (voice)
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Ray Boccino (voice)
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Phil Bell (voice)
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Storyline

Niko Bellic, a European immigrant, arrives at Liberty City at the invitation of his cousin Roman, who advertised a fictitious lifestyle in America that included a mansion, exotic sport cars and beautiful promiscuous women. Upon his arrival Niko finds out that everything Roman told him via the Internet was a mere lie. In reality, his cousin runs a slummy taxi depot, thrives in a small one bedroom apartment and is constantly hindered by the presences of greedy debt collectors; and in this case scenario, Niko is Roman's guardian angel. Niko mercilessly hoards away the loan-sharks while the evils of Liberty City begin to surround both of the Bellics, and ugly figures from Niko's past begin to catch up with him. In a city where there is no such thing as peace and sincerity is rare and indistinguishable, Niko Bellic truly ponders the deeper meaning of the American Dream. Written by commanderblue

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29 April 2008 (USA)  »

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GTA 4  »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The character Niko Bellic is based on Vladimir Mashkov's character from Behind Enemy Lines (2001). Mashkov was offered the role (voice), but turned it down because he didn't take it seriously at the time, as he explains in the talk-show interview Pozner: Vladimir Mashkov (2010). See more »

Goofs

In the mission "Flatline", a character is on a life support machine, as is stated when you attempt to turn it off. However, the character is well able to speak, something which would be highly unlikely if his condition necessitated the machine. See more »

Quotes

Brucie Kibbutz: Let's put some bitches to the sword, VIP style! YEAH!
Niko Bellic: He's a cool guy...
Roman Bellic: Yeah...
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Crazy Credits

The Crowd of Liberty City - No Names See more »

Connections

Referenced in Geeks Who Drink: Tricia Helfer vs. Kevin Weisman (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Right Brigade
Performed by Bad Brains
[Station: Liberty City Hardcore]
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User Reviews

 
So good.
30 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Ach, what can I say? Immense, completely immense. Didn't think Niko was going to be such a likable character at first, but he's brilliant (not as good as CJ, though :P). Brucie's got to be the best character ever in the series.

The missions are great, the taxi service is brilliant, finally the tedium of driving cross-city is over, and there's nothing better than running into a guy, making him retaliate and having HIM arrested. Brilliant!

The funniest thing about GTA:SA was fat CJ, so it's a shame you can't get fat Niko. But hey, when you can play online against 7 friends, all in helicopters, fighting police copters, you tend to forgive the little things. :D


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