There are numerous references to "Miami Vice" (1984), including the casting of Philip Michael Thomas as Lance Vance.
Every license plate in Vice City reads "VC R29".
The Kaufman Cab company is a reference to comedian 'Andy Kaufman' , who starred in the television series "Taxi" (1978).
On one of the talk-show stations in the game (VCPR), a "motivational speaker" names off a few of his treatment tapes. All of the titles, when abbreviated, are names of drugs. "Motivate, Demonstrate, then Motivate Again" becomes MDMA (Ectasy), "Think, Hold that thought, Complete" becomes THC, and "Learn, Start, Do" becomes LSD.
In the mission "Autocide", the men Tommy has to kill all have names similar to those of characters from games that are based on the Grand Theft Auto games: Mike Griffin (Mace Griffin from Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter (2003) (VG)) Dick Tanner (Tanner from Driver (1999) (VG) and its sequels) Marcus Hammond, Franco Carter and Charlie Dilson (Mark Hammond, Frank Carter and Charlie Jolson from _Getaway, The (2002/I) (VG)_ ) Nick Kong (Nick Kang from True Crime: Streets of LA (2003) (VG))
Two of the missions are called "Cop Land" and "No Escape". No Escape (1994) and Cop Land (1997) are movies that star Ray Liotta (who voices Tommy Vercetti).
During one scene, Diaz shoots an unplugged VCR because it wouldn't eject "my favorite El Burro movie". El Burro is a gang leader in Grand Theft Auto 3, who specialized in pornographic videos.
In the beginning movie Tommy Vercetti is picked up from the airport to make a cocaine deal. The airport is called Escobar International. This is a reference to a real life cocaine dealer Pablo Escobar who was the richest cocaine trafficker during the 1980s through the early 1990s.
The license plate number for Love Fist's limousine is "LUVF1ST".
After entering the upstairs office of the Malibu Club, look on the left wall and you will see a large mural of palm trees tinted red by the setting sun. It is the same mural that adorns the office wall of Lopez Motors, owned by Frank Lopez...Tony Montana's (Scarface) boss.
One of the posters in Phil's trailer is actually from a Maxim magazine cover featuring Joanna Taylor. It is located in the bedroom on the left side of the bed.
Some vans have the words "Top Fun" on the side of them, with red and blue patterns around the words. These vans are the vans that start remote control challenges. The pattern of the red and blue, and the words "Top Fun" are copied from the movie "Top Gun" with the exact pattern.
One of the stoners at the Boatyard asset wears a shirt with the word "North" and a star on it, a possible reference to developer Rockstar North.
Some of the chants you can hear during the mission "Riot" are the same ones that are in the game "Hooligans: Storm over Europe"
turn trails off on display to improve graphics.
kill everyone in the pole position club to see a different stripper.
the fat builders voice is the butcher from the cartoon series "hey arnold".
candy suxxx is voiced by legendary porn star jenna jameson.
The band's members from love fist are Jezz Torrent, Willy, Dick and Percy. The last three names are all slang terms for penis, while Jezz, when said in a Scottish accent, is heard as "Jizz"
The Pole Position Club has two possible meanings. Back in the day, Atari had a game called Pole Position, which was Indy cars racing and stuff. The strip club has a racecar theme to the front of it.
On the Vrock radio station, you will hear an Ammunation commercial that talks about the Australian-American War. If you remember correctly from Grand Theft Auto 3, there was a caller on Chatterbox that talks about fighting in the Australian-American War.
In real life, the Bal Harbor Mall is a mall in Miami, Florida. the Washington Mall is an exact replica of it. The Bal Harbor Mall is just like it in real life and it has lots of up scale
stores like Gucci and etc.
the degenatron and pogo the monkey( arcade games mentioned on the radio) are actually in vice city and can be found in kaufman cabs and little haiti pizza restaurant , but cannot be played .Here is a link to the official degenatron site where you can actually play the 3 degenatron games advertised ....http://www.rockstarg...com/degenatron/
between 10 and 11 am if you go to the churhc you will hear noises of the organ coming from inside , there is no organ in the church however , because if you do the rocket launcher glitch where you aim the launcher and turn into qa building , the building is empty!.