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A young bank robber escapes from police custody and works his way up through the mafia ladder of crime-ridden Liberty City, USA.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Vincent ... Salvatore Leone (voice)
Joe Pantoliano ... Luigi Goterelli (voice)
Michael Madsen ... Toni Cipriani / Chatterbox Guest (voice)
Michael Rapaport ... Joey Leone (voice)
Debi Mazar ... Maria / Chatterbox Guest (voice) (as Debbi Mazar)
Kyle MacLachlan ... Donald Love / Chatterbox Guest (voice)
Robert Loggia ... Ray Machowski (voice)
Guru Guru ... 8-Ball (voice)
Sondra James ... Momma (voice)
Lianna Pai ... Asuka (voice) (as Liana Pai)
Les Mau Les Mau ... Kenji (voice)
Cynthia Farrell Cynthia Farrell ... Catalina (voice)
Al Espinosa ... Miguel (voice)
Chris Phillips ... El Burro / Marty Chonks (voice)
Hunter Platin Hunter Platin ... Chico / Curly Bob / One-Armed Phil / Columbians / Leone / Yardie / Liberty Cocks Fan / Chinatown Man / Street Criminal / Gay Construction Worker (voice)
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Storyline

After a Young Criminal's Girlfriend betrays him in a Bank Robbery. He is arrested the Police but manages to escape from Custody, He must now get revenge on his Girlfriend but in order to do so he must work his way up in the Criminal Underworld by any means necessary in Liberty City.

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Taglines:

Welcome to Liberty City - Lock your doors. See more »


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Country:

UK | USA | Austria

Release Date:

22 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.54 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The "glitch" that lets you use any vehicle for Taxi Missions by exiting a taxi while holding R3 an releasing it in another car also works for the Paramedic Missions. See more »

Goofs

In the mission "Under Surveillance", Asuka's dialogue doesn't match the subtitles in every other version except PS2. The script was changed to the FBI and the subtitles don't reflect this. In the mobile version, the Mafia subtitles were changed to the FBI, but the other lines still don't match. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Lazlow: What are you talking about?
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Crazy Credits

After the screen fades to black, Maria bickers over breaking her nail. A gunshot is heard and we are left with the impression that "Silent Guy" has shot her. See more »

Alternate Versions

Bill Fiore was cast in the role of Darkel, which made it into the pre release version. But for undisclosed reasons, the producers decided not to include him in the final version, which has become the subject of hot debate for fans. The most popular reasons for his absence include: Darkel was going to be a revolutionary street urchin who vowed to bring down the city's economy. Rumour has it, is that many of his missions were based on terrorism and even included an aeroplane explosion. Thus, due to the games releases proximity to the events of lasts september, he was promptly removed from the final version. The final and most popular reason, stems from the fact that Darkel was originally going to give out Rampage esque missions and even had his voice recoreded for this part. Rockstar games then decided that they would like to go back to the original system of giving out rampages as featured in Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft Auto 2. See more »

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Monolith
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Performed by D. Kay
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Liberty justified!
9 June 2005 | by au_law2001See all my reviews

This is one of the most entertaining and controversial, yet wonderful games out there. Though it received heat from parents everywhere and other countries tried to ban it, it is without a doubt one of the best, and one of a kind out there(Do they think younger ones would play this? This is for older ones). Well it may not be for everyone, due to the violent content, grammar, and sex, but hey it is a satire of everyday life, but mostly depicting a grimy, rough city, supposedly this is supposed to be New York, where you control a nameless(we shall learn his name in GTA:SA!) and speechless gangster who's been wronged by the gang he worked for, now he goes freelance in the Pulp Fiction-esquire environment of Liberty City, where you work for different gang factions, just to do their dirty work. But that's not it, you can also walk around steel a car, and do whatever you will, it's non-linear! And because it is, you don't have to do some of the missions, though most of them are part of the story. This is one of the best and it is the first game of it's kind I played. If you like this play also Mafia(more like a 1930's GTA to me), GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas, thank you Rockstar, it's good, see.


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