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- "He didn't get the memo."
- ― Movie tagline.
The plot of the film involves the exploits of two business investors in Liberty City. Towards the end of the movie, it is revealed that their former mentor is trying to destroy every business in The Exchange. The two businessmen and their monkey pursue him in a satirical car chase. The dialogue openly references and lampoons clichés in Hollywood filmmaking. The trailer for The Simian is attached to the film.
Michael is hired to produce the film by Solomon Richards as a gesture of gratitude for assembling the cast and dealing with Rocco Pelosi, who initially prevented Richards from assembling the cast and later assaulted him in retaliation for Michael's actions.
At the film's premiere, Michael is cryptically informed by Devin Weston that he has sent Merryweather to attempt to murder Amanda and Tracey in retaliation for the accidental death of Molly Schultz. Michael and Jimmy arrive in just enough time to save the women. If the player chooses option C (the Deathwish ending), Michael receives a phone call after the mission where Solomon thanks Michael for his assistance and tells him that the film received mixed reviews but that it has become the biggest box office hit of his career.
A FILM BY
WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY
Jeffrey J. Bokowski
Milton McIlroy as Dylan
John Cohn as Chip
Theodore Bickford as Abner Fitch
Chippy as Monkey
Leo Hornstein as Mayor Mongelli
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Bangladesh Sweatshop VFX
East Meats West
SPECIAL THANKS TO
The Liberty City Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting
SUPAVISION and AURALSPEX
- The movie premiere is sponsored by Maze Bank and covered by Weazel News.
- Much of the film uses footage from GTA IV. The graphics remain similar, however the render distance, lighting and reflections have seemingly been tweaked to replicate those of GTA V.
- Because the film uses footage from GTA IV, much of the film is green-screened. A particular scene of the movie, wherein the two protagonists are leaning on the rail on a cruise ship, can be scene filmed using the green-screen method in Richards Majestic studios during the mission Deep Inside.
- One scene of the movie, where the main character is inside his high-rise office in Algonquin, is clearly filmed inside the IAA office interior, with the Algonquin backdrop edited on.
- Several scenes are green-screened footage of driving through Algonquin, with a Banshee edited on top, to give the impression they are driving around.
- Several songs, both in-game and exclusive tracks appear throughout the movie:
- At the beginning scene of the film, "Mission Impossible" by Tangerine Dream plays. This is an unused track from the Official GTA V Score, and is an unedited version of the song used at the end of The Pacific Standard Job.
- During the training montage, "Party All the Time" by Eddie Murphy plays. This can also be heard on Space 103.2.
- At the end of the film, "The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)" by the Greg Kihn Band plays. This can be heard on Los Santos Rock Radio.
- Despite a character (Abner Fitch) stating that Miranda won't speak during the film, in order to save costs, she actually does utter a few words at the end.
- The actor (Dylan) breaks the fourth wall by thinking about the content of movie trailers, and thinking about the title.
- After the movie premieres, Solomon will post to Bleeter that he would like to make a sequel.
- If Michael calls Solomon Richards after the mission "Meltdown", he will use a phrase from his movie. The phrase is, "Capitalism depends on one thing and one thing only: a steady supply of idiots."
- The film's tagline may be a reference to the 1999 film Office Space.