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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 »

Company Credits

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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

In the game, "The Cluckin' Bell" fast-food chicken restaurant was a take-off of Taco Bell. See more »

Goofs

In the cut-scene for the mission "High Stakes, Low-Rider", you see Kendl sitting next to Cesar on the passenger seat. However, after the cut-scene, Kendl is gone and another girl is sitting in place of her. 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

In the German and Australian 1.01 versions, it is not possible to rob people, and all blood is removed. See more »

Connections

References Juice (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold the Line
(uncredited)
by TOTO
Written by David Paich
Courtesy of Columbia Records
Available on K-DST
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Greatest video game to date, bar none
17 March 2005 | by webbbartonSee all my reviews

As of the time of this posting, this is the greatest video game ever made. I have nothing more profound to say than that. What makes it great is that it does not get repetitive, and it is long and you feel like you are in control, and every thing that you do is recorded in the stats. You can make it any game that you want to, because there is so much to do and so much to see. Calling it simply a 'game' is not really fair - there is a captivating story like in a movie, there is 'arcade style' action, there are puzzles to solve and you must think on your feet. Clearly it was designed to allow you to explore what it is like to be a criminal. The game world is actually very huge. There are miles and miles of highway and blocks and blocks of cities. I have been playing for days and days and I'm only about 20% done. I'm not very good at the game but man is it fun! I just can't imagine a game that will top this.


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