In producing the “Grand Theft Auto” series, Rockstar has constantly found influence from numerous films. These are not ordinary names, but gangster films that played a critical part in establishing the whole franchise.
Many titles have paid homage to these factors in the GTA collection. At the turn of the century, in the gangster genre, she has always been the undisputed ruler. Since Grand Theft Auto III in 2001, it has regularly delivered striking mobster expertise.
Rockstar’s Influenced Gangster Films for the Franchise
For eagle-eyed viewers, Game Rant reports they can find some of these information taken from classic gangster films. Here are six gangster films that influenced Rockstar to make the franchise “Grand Theft Auto.”
You will notice Ken Rosenberg, Tommy Vercetti’s corrupt prosecutor, in “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City,” Rosenberg, who is always snorting coke because of anxiety and concern that his clients could ultimately whack him, is identical to David Kleinfeld’s role in the “Carlito’s Way” film, who is both a devious lawyer and a substance addict. Rosenberg seems more like a Kleinfeld carbon copy, too. At the end of the film, though, Kleinfeld is literally battered by his angry mob customers, unlike Rosenberg, who is normally saved from some issue by Vercetti.
Niko Bellic encounters many Mafiosi, including Phil Bell, who is a psychotic thief, in “Grand Theft Auto: IV,” Bell is continually concerned about police infiltration. “Catch the Wave”Catch the Wave”I just keep thinking these choppers are following me.”I just keep thinking that these choppers are following me.
The line is very close to a “Goodfellas” sequence where Henry Hill follows him around by choppers, which makes others believe he’s nuts. Hill showed he was correct, though, when he was imprisoned.
The Liberty City scenery dotted with little secrets is another influence from the film, which inspired further research when they were found. A fake movie poster “Badfellas,” is at Luigi’s Club’s back door, apparently referring to the film “Goodfellas.” The sign is close to the design of the “Goodfellas'” poster.
In the “The Godfather” movie that guided the Corleone family to various misfortunes, Emilio Barzini is the main antagonist. The player can find an Italian restaurant in Downtown called Emilio Barzini in “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City,” which obviously references the classic film.
Also, though Tommy Vercetti dispatches the speedboats in the Vice City mission “Supply and Demand,” he delivered several lines, like “sleep with the fish.” This is quite the same “The Godfather” dialog: “Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes” as the enforcer died.
The Godfather Part II
The dramatic ending of the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City fits the title, “Keep Your Friends Close,” which is taken from one of the most famous line of The Godfather Part II: “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” It relates to the deception perpetrated by Sonny Forelli, the manager of Tommy, and his ex-friend Lance Vance. They seek to win over the hard-won victories of Tommy.
An assassination task that consists of identifying the target and killing him after obtaining instructions from a payphone in one of the side missions in “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City,” Mr. Black, the enigmatic guy on the phone issuing instructions, still uses Mr. Teal’s codename to refer to Tommy.
In the movie, protagonists used color-oriented codenames such as Mr. Brown, Mr. Blue, and Mr. Orange in the film “Reservoir Dogs” to refer to diamond heist participants.
Famous for taking great influence from the “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City” movie is “Scarface”. Like Liberty Area, there are several mysteries in Vice City as well. An exact model of a bathroom with a chainsaw in the film where Tony Montana is supposed to be executed is in a pink roofed house in Ocean Beach.
Even, the antagonist Uncle Leone would mutter the phrase, “Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City” in “Every dog has his day.” finishing the cutscene. Tony Montana provided the same dialogue in the film when he was about to execute Mel Bernstein after his attempted assassination.
In the meantime, when players can own property in Vice City, they could want to purchase the most expensive property, the Malibu House. Its interior is a direct reference to the Babylon Club of Scarface, especially the lighting, stage, and dance floor that carry the vibe of the 80s.