Grand Theft Auto has always been a pop Culture pastiche. Whether it be GTA: San Andreas’ nods to Boyz n the Hood or Vice City’s homages to Scarface, Rockstar’s open-world crime epics borrow from genre classics and broader contemporary culture. References to movies litter GTA V’s vast map, too, peppering every conversation, and even disguising themselves as street names or witty one-liners from passersby.
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Cruise over to the Discount Clothing Store in Grapeseed and you will find a diamond print, white-and-black Jacket with a yellow crab on the back, just like the scorpion jacket worn by Ryan Gosling in Drive. In the main story, when Michael discovers his wife is cheating with the tennis coach, he goes all Lethal Weapon 2 by tying a truck’s winch to the struts on what he believes to be the coach’s house, pulling the balcony down.