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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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Official Sites:

Capcom [Japan] | Official Facebook

Country:

UK | USA | France | Germany | Denmark | Hungary | Belgium

Language:

English | Spanish | German

Release Date:

26 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The license plate on Cesar Vialpando's car is "LVA4L". See more »

Goofs

The Radio station K-Rose plays the Statler Brothers song New York City but New York City doesn't exist in the Grand Theft Auto world it is Liberty City. 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

The songs removed in the Xbox 360, PS3, iOS and Android versions are also removed from the latest Steam version and the downloadable PS4 version. See more »

Connections

References To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Plush
(uncredited)
by Stone Temple Pilots
Written by Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo, Eric Kretz & Scott Weiland
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
Available on Radio X
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An Amazing Imersive Experience
6 November 2004 | by drgniftySee all my reviews

This review I'm writing is just on what i have accomplished. I have been playing this game for a total of 20 hours. I love to take it slow and really walk around and explore. The amount of detail and stuff to do, is incredible. The gameplay is as solid as ever. the story sucks you in like very little video games do these days. I have only gotten up to the second city, San Fierro. I've done a few missions but mostly I'm just looking around, I can't help it! I've been a fan of the GTA series since GTA2. The fever died down after a while though. When GTA3 came out I was amazed how they totally blew every other game out of the water. GTA3 to this day is one of my favorite games of all time, over Vice City even. this games is starting to become a huge time suck, which means this game is awesome. I'll finish this review when ever I finish it. For now, 10 out of 10!


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