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Posted 29 June 2013 - 07:22 PM

Since I've heard numerous times that Vice City was inspired not only by "Scarface", but by "Miami Vice" as well, I decided to watch the series so I'd get an idea what was it about.

Then, in one of the episodes, I've noticed that Enrico Tubbs' suit was surprisingly similar to... Tommy's 'Mr Vercetti' suit from the game. And I naturally concluded that the 'Mr Vercetti' suit was based on Tubbs' outfit in the first place.

What do you guys think?

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 07:26 PM

Wow, I think that you're right. I never noticed this.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 07:41 PM

You know, GTA VC is basically only Miami Vice and Scarface. All the things in the game are basically copied from these two things.
And yes, the outfit is copied, but still a nice find! icon14.gif

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 08:10 PM

Well, you learn something new every single day. Well done Arsen smile.gif

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 01:11 AM

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 07:30 AM Edited by Arsen Vitiuk, 30 June 2013 - 07:35 AM.

It's the Squalo!

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And here's the artwork inspired by this shot:

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I didn't think that this was also from Miami Vice!

BTW, does anybody know what boat is the Squalo modelled after (I mean, the model of the real-life boat)?

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:24 AM

It's the 1984 Chris Craft Stinger 390x.

Read about it here: http://miamivice.wikia.com/wiki/Crockett's_Stinger

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:46 AM

QUOTE (Zikomos @ Sunday, Jun 30 2013, 08:24)
It's the 1984 Chris Craft Stinger 390x.

Read about it here: http://miamivice.wikia.com/wiki/Crockett's_Stinger

Wow thanks for the link, certainly interesting biggrin.gif cookie.gif icon14.gif

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 01:03 PM

good job arsen

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:59 PM

Hey, nice find. Maybe I should watch that movie, maybe I will find something. biggrin.gif

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:09 PM

Nice find, I didn't know thanks for sharing. Maybe I should watch that movie one day. smile.gif

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 05:42 PM

^Now that you two mention it, I think I may watch the movie aswell to see if there is anything wow.gif

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 05:48 PM

QUOTE (GTAKid667 @ Sunday, Jun 30 2013, 13:42)
^Now that you two mention it, I think I may watch the movie aswell to see if there is anything wow.gif

I'm going to watch it, too, and compare it to VC. My dad used to watch the movie a lot, but I never really paid any attention.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 07:41 PM

Miami Vice is a TV series not a movie.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 07:56 PM

QUOTE (MyDog @ Sunday, Jun 30 2013, 15:41)
Miami Vice is a TV series not a movie.

Yeah, you're right. Sorry about that.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 07:58 PM

QUOTE (MyDog @ Sunday, Jun 30 2013, 19:41)
Miami Vice is a TV series not a movie.

Whoops! I was just taking Ricky_Stiven and 0909090 's word for it. Silly GTAKid blush.gif

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:01 PM

There is a Miami Vice movie though. From 2006. Which doesn't seem to have much to do with the original series at all.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:32 AM

QUOTE (Arsen Vitiuk @ Sunday, Jun 30 2013, 17:30)
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I just realised how badly photoshopped the guy is into that artwork hahaha. lol.gif

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 09:56 AM

QUOTE (Arsen Vitiuk @ Saturday, Jun 29 2013, 14:22)
Then, in one of the episodes, I've noticed that Enrico Tubbs' suit was surprisingly similar to... Tommy's 'Mr Vercetti' suit from the game.

Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs, that is.

Had to correct this one, after all his actor Philip Michael Thomas voiced Lance Vance . tounge2.gif

And about the VC "Stinger"/Ferrari Daytona Spyder 365 GTS/4 reference:
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Too bad that you only get the black variant of Stinger in game via cheat code that turns all the other cars black too.

@OP: Yes, Vice City was co-influenced by both, Miami Vice and Scarface.
Al though I think that MV's incluence showed more in the game.

Oh, and If you guys haven't seen this one yet, watch it NOW.
Vice City version of the "Crockett's Theme" music video.


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Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:36 AM Edited by Arsen Vitiuk, 07 July 2013 - 11:38 AM.

QUOTE (Markwey @ Sunday, Jul 7 2013, 12:56)
Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs, that is.

Had to correct this one, after all his actor Philip Michael Thomas voiced Lance Vance . tounge2.gif

Thanks for that. You were obliged to correct me, and rightly so. After all, I myself realised the mistake I made... Just didn't bother to correct it myself.

As for the Stinger/Daytona, there is also the same thing about Cheetah being inspired by Crockett's Ferrari Testarossa that he drives starting from Season 3 (after the Daytona got blown up)

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 12:02 PM

Nice research dude I never knew about that.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 12:57 PM Edited by Markwey, 07 July 2013 - 01:01 PM.

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As for the Stinger/Daytona, there is also the same thing about Cheetah being inspired by Crockett's Ferrari Testarossa that he drives starting from Season 3 (after the Daytona got blown up)

Yep - glad that atleast the Cheetah is in the "right" Miami Vice colours in VC, as white.

I have a white VCPD Cheetah parked in Tommy's mansion, and I think that the VCPD version is the "real" Testarossa, 'cause after all,
the only way you can get it with a three star wanted level, when being pursued by officers "Cracker" and "Butts" ( HAH) as homage
to Miami Vice's Crockett and Tubbs.

And as a little trivia with the VCPD Cheetah, I don't know if it has any connection whatsoever (just a funny
little coincidence), but
when you get the VCPD Cheetah after you having a three star wanted level, in Miami Vice
the Testarossa became Crockett's car from season three onwards . tounge.gif

And ain't it a funny (coincidence ?), when in Miami Vice Crockett's Daytona Spyder is being blown with a Stinger missile. tounge2.gif

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 02:24 PM

Not to mention the fact that Crockett's Theme wasn't even publicly released until 1987, a year after the game is set. The allusions never end in this game. And we all love it for it.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 11:24 PM Edited by GTAforthe21thcentury, 09 July 2013 - 11:26 PM.

One of the Cuban gangsters from VC (the one with the sleeveless shirt), was taken from miami vice. user posted image
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Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:06 AM

Wow. It's pretty amazing that after 10+ years of this game being released, we're still finding interesting and new stuff.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:13 AM

Tommy Vercetti's cocaine empire could be based on the now deceased vast drug empire of Medellin Cartel boss and the reallife King of cocaine Pablo Escobar of Colombia.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 02:52 AM

QUOTE (Markwey @ Sunday, Jul 7 2013, 12:57)

the only way you can get it with a three star wanted level, when being pursued by officers "Cracker" and "Butts" ( HAH)

You can find it at a police station... the one next to the mex... i mean cuban gang territory. it's parked in the back and spawns there all the time

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:59 AM Edited by clockworkmechanicalman, 18 July 2013 - 02:02 AM.

You hit the bullseye there, Arsen, I totally missed the suit, and Gtaforthe21century, good job on finding the Cuban gangster, there. Markwey, even though I noticed those suits, good eye. Good detective work. Kudos all around colgate.gif

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 03:30 PM Edited by im_stoned, 07 August 2013 - 03:50 PM.

Well my respect for rockstar has somewhat taken a nose dive. You mean to tell me they can't come up with original ideas so they just steal ideas from everyone else ? Why haven't they been sued and sh*t ? I'm being serious how can they just blatantly steal other peoples ideas that's f*cked up .

Did these guys use any imagination when making this game ? They have such a great outlet and their not using it right. It's sad

I mean we like to sh*t on saints row because their ideas and imagination is childlike but at the end of the day that's still their ideas. Their coming up with that stuff themselves. Sure a lot of the stuff they do is dumb but how can you sh*t on them when their making this game from their imagination and using creativity ? When rockstar clearly aren't. ?


I'm just saying doesn't it make you a little sad ? When I played this game as a kid I thought rockstar were gods. I honestly thought they created this whole universe from their minds. I know it was heavily influenced by Miami in the 80's and scarface but I didn't know how deep it went. I thought the idea was to take a real life setting, put you're own creative spin on it, while kinda mocking it as you go along. It seems they've taken everything from real life and put it in the game. I thought they came up with a lot of it by themselves confused.gif

What's the fun in copying a suit in real life ? Why not create one yourself from you're own mind you know ? This makes me worry about v even more pop culture isn't fun right now. If they copy everything from real life this sh*t could get boring in a hurry

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:14 PM Edited by Markwey, 07 August 2013 - 06:19 PM.

To be honest, I don't think that R* never actually copied stuff.
Just influences, inspirations and parodies.

@FacebookStalkerJustKidding: I know, but it doesn't spawn there in the original PS2 version .




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