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After being released from jail, Tommy Vercetti left Liberty City for Vice City, a city overrun by the mob. Now, Tommy is out to make Vice City his home.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Liotta ... Tommy Vercetti (voice)
William Fichtner ... Ken Rosenberg (voice) (as Willian Fichtner)
Tom Sizemore ... Sonny Forelli (voice)
Dennis Hopper ... Steve Scott (voice)
Burt Reynolds ... Avery Carrington (voice)
Luis Guzmán ... Ricardo Diaz (voice) (as Luis Guzman)
Philip Michael Thomas ... Lance Vance (voice)
Robert Davi ... Colonel Juan Cortez (voice)
Danny Trejo ... Umberto Robina (voice)
Gary Busey ... Phil Cassidy (voice)
Lee Majors ... Mitch Baker (voice)
Fairuza Balk ... Mercedes Cortez (voice)
Danny Dyer ... Kent Paul (voice)
Kevin McKidd ... Jezz Torrent (voice)
Debbie Harry ... Taxi Controller (voice) (as Deborah Harry)
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Storyline

After being released from prison, Tommy Vercetti, a former mobster, is sent to the sunny and dangerous Vice City. When a deal within the city goes horribly wrong, Tommy embarks on a jorney across the city to reclaim what is rightfully his, no matter how many lives it takes.

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Taglines:

Welcome to Vice City. Welcome to the 80s.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | USA | Austria

Language:

English | Spanish | Haitian | French

Release Date:

29 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grand Theft Auto IV See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.47:1
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Trivia

When released on the computer, many people complained about the difficulty of a mission involving a remote-controlled toy helicopter. The player is supposed to pilot the aforementioned toy into a building with explosives. Many keyboards could not handle as many simultaneous button presses as the controls required the player to press, causing them to crash the helicopter. Many game-modifying programs ("Trainers") were designed exclusively to make the mission easier to complete. See more »

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In the Mission "Two Bit Hit", the game tells you to drive to the clothes shop "Rafael's", but the store the game leads you to is called "Little Havana Streetwear & Tattoo Parlour". See more »

Quotes

Tommy Vercetti: There goes my careful planning, all blown to hell. Thanks to you. You screwed up real good, Lance.
Lance Vance: He killed my brother. What did you expect me to do? Mow his lawns?
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Alternate Versions

There are two different versions of this game for the Xbox: Original Double Pack (bar code #10425 29284), and Haitian-Friendly Double Pack (bar code #10425 29387). Outside of the script changes for the Haitian/Cuban missions, there is only one other change to note: They fixed the Pedestrians Go Silent bug, which was a glitch that caused the pedestrians to go quiet even if you hit them with a car. Unfortunately, this fix introduced more sound glitches so the game actually sounds worse. See more »

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Juicy Fruit
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Easily the best video game ever.
23 July 2004 | by whitepatrickSee all my reviews

I'm thirty-five and recently married. I hadn't played a video game since the late eighties--in fact, I hadn't even given them a second thought. Then everything changed. I watched my brother-in-law play GTA:VC one afternoon on his PS2. I was transfixed. I was appalled. I was, in a word, hooked. When it came out on XBOX, I bought a used copy at Blockbuster and haven't looked back.

First of all, the gameplay is phenomenal. The fact that you can freely roam the large Vice City map is worth the price of admission by itself.

Second, the voice acting is amazing--especially the commercials. Ray Liotta. Gary Busey. Burt Reynolds. Phillip Michael Thomas. Lee Majors. Robert Davi. Dennis Hopper. Luis Guzman. Fairuza Balk. Jenna Jameson. Danny Trejo. These are just a few of the names that make appearances. The radio material is so well produced, I can drive around all day listening to nothing but VCPR or KCHAT. The radio commercials are witty, sarcastic and spot-on.

Third, the story is great. You start as a nobody, recently released from jail. You finish (if you really ever do finish) as a Tony Montana-esque criminal psychopath.

Fourth--this is probably the most immoral game ever created... and it's beautiful. It's sick, sick, sick! Apart from the usual "waste him" missions, tasks include delivering drugs from an ice-cream van and driving a humvee drunk while avoiding the cops. I mean, one mission has you carving up a guy with a chainsaw! In addition, there are dozens of "rampage" icons throughout the game. When you run into one, you have two minutes to kill a certain amount of people a certain way (e.g. "kill 20 gang members in two minutes with a meat cleaver") It's never boring.

Conclusion: GTA:VC is the sickest, funniest, most engrossing and immersive video game ever made. It looks and plays better on the XBOX, but it's a blast on any platform. Rockstar's next GTA release, San Andreas, has immense shoes to fill.


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