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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004)

A family tragedy prompts gangster Carl "CJ" Johnson to return home, only to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which he must regain control of the streets before it gets even worse.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Young Maylay Young Maylay ... Carl 'CJ' Johnson (voice) (as Chris Bellard aka Young Maylay)
Faizon Love ... Sean 'Sweet' Johnson (voice)
Yolanda 'Yo-Yo' Whittaker ... Kendl Johnson (voice) (as Yo Yo)
Clifton Powell ... Melvin 'Big Smoke' Harris / Additional Voice on News Radio (voice)
MC Eiht MC Eiht ... Lance 'Ryder' Wilson (voice)
Jas Anderson Jas Anderson ... OG Loc (voice)
Game ... Mark 'B Dup' Wayne / Additional Voice on News Radio (voice) (as The Game)
Big Boy ... Barry 'Big Bear' Thorne (voice)
Eugene Jeter Jr. Eugene Jeter Jr. ... Emmet (voice)
Ice-T ... Madd Dogg / Additional Voice on News Radio (voice) (as Ice T)
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Cesar Vialpando (voice)
Samuel L. Jackson ... Officer Tenpenny (voice)
Chris Penn ... Officer Pulaski (voice)
Armando Riesco ... Officer Hernandez / Pedestrian (voice)
Cynthia Farrell Cynthia Farrell ... Catalina (voice)

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Storyline

After five years on the east coast, Carl Johnson returns to the city of Los Santos, San Andreas to find numerous fellow gang-members dead and enemy gangs having dominance of the city. Carl must take over the city and get his old gang back on top before the city destroys itself. Written by Gangsta J4

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Trivia

Los Santos is the only area that can be explored in the beginning of the game. If the player enters Las Venturas or San Fierro an automatic 4 star wanted level is attained as those areas are not unlocked until later in the game unless the player disables the wanted level by way of a cheat code. See more »

Goofs

When C.J. and woozie are playing blackjack, C.J. says woozie has 47, but he has 3 face cards, and an ace, which would either add up to 31 or 41, and he's supposed to have 5 cards as well. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Carl Johnson: [voiceover] After five years on the East Coast, it was time to go home
[a previous phone call is heard]
Carl Johnson: 'Sup?
Sweet Johnson: Carl, it's Sweet.
Carl Johnson: Whassup, Sweet, what you want?
Sweet Johnson: It's Moms... She's dead, bro.
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Alternate Versions

After hidden sex scenes were found in the game, accessible by downloading a mod off the Internet, this game has had its rating moved up to Adult's Only(AO) in the US. It has also been banned in Australia due to the same reason. Both versions are set to be re-released without the hidden sex scenes sometime soon. See more »

Connections

References Boyz n the Hood (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

I Chase The Devil
(uncredited)
by Max Romeo & The Upsetters
Written by Lee 'Scratch' Perry & Max Romeo
Available on K-Jah West
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BEST GAME EVER. 10 out of 10
26 October 2004 | by original_wienersSee all my reviews

I Got A Copy Of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Last Night At 6:30 P.M. A Day Early. And I Must Say This Is Hands Down The Best Game I Have Ever Played. I Only Stopped Playing Because I Had To Go To School. But When I Get Home I Will Be Back Playing It. There Are So Many New Features. Like Swimming, Playing Basketball, Riding Bikes, Shooting Pool, There Are Too Many New Features To Type Here Not To Mention That The Game Is 5 Times Bigger Than Vice City And NEVER Loads Outside. I Give This Game A Perfect 10 Out Of 10. Nothing Can Beat This Game Except Maybe A Sequel.


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Release Date:

26 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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