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[[File:Gta_sa_intro_screenshot_8.png|thumb|290px|Liberty City's Red Light District in The Introduction]]
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== Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - The Introduction ==
'''The Introduction''' is a roughly 20 minute video, created with [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]' video engine, that details how events in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] led to events in GTA San Andreas. It was available with the American [[PS2]] Special Edition of GTA San Andreas or the official soundtrack double CD. It is set in 1992, and replaces the need for a '''GTA San Andreas Stories''' prequel, like [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] (each explained the events leading up to [[Grand Theft Auto III]] and GTA Vice City respectively). The video ends directly at the beginning of GTA San Andreas, when Carl arrives in [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]] after hearing the news about his mother's death.
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'''The Introduction''' is a short film, created with [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]' video engine, serves as a prequel to San Andreas and details the moments that happened that lead to the events of GTA San Andreas. It was available with the American [[PS2]] Special Edition of GTA San Andreas or the official soundtrack double CD. It is set in 1992, and replaces the need for a '''GTA San Andreas Stories''' prequel, like [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] (each explained the events leading up to [[Grand Theft Auto III]] and GTA Vice City respectively). The video ends directly at the beginning of GTA San Andreas, when [[Carl Johnson|Carl]] receives a phone call off his brother Sweet, with Sweet telling him that their mother is dead.
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The video can be now watched and freely downloaded at [http://www.rockstargames.com/videos/video/10491 Rockstar Games' official website] in .wmv or Quicktime format.
   
 
==Frank Tenpenny and Eddie Pulaski==
 
==Frank Tenpenny and Eddie Pulaski==
[[File:Gta_sa_intro_snapshot_3.png|thumb|268px|Eddie Pulaski & Frank Tenpenny]]The video features a scene in [[Los Santos in 3D Universe|Los Santos]] that depicts [[Frank Tenpenny]] and [[Eddie Pulaski]], who had just came from a meeting with [[Big Smoke]], and begin discussing [[Jimmy Hernandez|Jimmy Hernandez's]] assignment with them, and the threat from their Partner [[Ralph Pendelbury]]. In a later scene, Tenpenny is overheard verbally harassing an unknown person on the phone. When they go to pick up Hernandez, he appears to be a good, straight cop who once struggled in a domestic despute with a guy that beat up his wife and a drug addict mother. Tenpenny is particularly hard on him, saying that it is about a game of percentages and "Screw as many bad guys as we can." Tenpenny then orders Hernadez out of the car. In the last scene featuring the [[C.R.A.S.H.]] trio, Pulaski is kicking a downed officer, obviously Pendelbury. Tenpenny hands a pistol to Hernandez, who at first refuses to kill the cop. Tenpenny reminds him of what they talked about and tells him, "You cap him or I cap you." Hernandez reluctantly shoots and kills the downed officer.
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[[File:Gta_sa_intro_snapshot_3.png|thumb|268px|Tenpenny (right) and Pulaski (left) discussing Smoke's betrayal.]]This opening scene features [[LSPD in 3D Universe|LSPD]] Officers [[Frank Tenpenny]] and [[Eddie Pulaski]] having just come from a meeting with an unnamed individual who Tenpenny refers to as '[[Big Smoke|that fat fuck]]'. Pulaski asks Tenpenny what they are going to do about the new LSPD officer, [[Jimmy Hernandez|Hernandez]], coming on board with them. Tenpenny states that he is not worried about Hernandez, but says another LSPD officer, [[Ralph Pendelbury|Pendelbury]], is a bigger concern to their operation. Tenpenny states that Pendelbury if Pendelbury does what he is threatening to do, then they will have a bigger problem with him.
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== The Ballas ==
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[[File:The Ballas discussing Smoke's betrayal.jpg|left|thumb|246x246px|The Ballas discussing Smoke's betrayal]]
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As Tenpenny and Pulaski drive off, a scene shows three [[Ballas|Balla]] members in an alleyway. One of them states that [[Grove Street Families (3D Universe)|Grove Street Families ]]will soon be over, while the Balla in the black jacket expresses concern on whether or not they can trust one of the betraying members of Grove Street, worrying that it may be a trap. The other Balla member says that things change and money changes people.
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== Big Smoke and Ryder ==
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The next scene shows Grove Street members [[Big Smoke]] and [[Ryder]] talking in the kitchen of [[Ryder's House|Ryder's house]]. Smoke tries to get Ryder on board while Ryder says that he needs to be in charge of his destiny. Smoke states that he has Ryder's back and that they have no choice and have nothing to feel bad about. Ryder accepts Smoke's offer.
   
 
==Mike Toreno and T-Bone Mendez==
 
==Mike Toreno and T-Bone Mendez==
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[[File:Toreno T-Bone.jpg|thumb|272x272px|Toreno (left) and Mendez (right) while Mendez beats a gang member to death for snitching]]
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The next scene is in [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]] which shows a man named Mendez brutally assaulting an unnamed gang member, which is stopped by another man named Toreno. Toreno tells Mendez that he has found a buyer down in Los Santos. Toreno then receives a phone call while Mendez continues to beat the unnamed gang member to death against a shipping container for snitching. Toreno tells Mendez that they need to be more productive and that he has a connection in Panama that can supply them with as much product as they need. Both men leave the scene as Mendez drags the body of the gang member away.
   
Another scene features [[T-Bone Mendez]] and [[Mike Toreno]] (who is sitting on a parked [[ZR-350]]) in [[San Fierro]]. Mendez is brutally beating a snitch to death against a shipping container for ratting. After Jose's death, Toreno apparently scolds T-Bone for killing him, however after a call on his cell phone, Toreno then discusses with Mendez about a "[[ Big Smoke |buyer down in Los Santos]]."
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== Sweet, Smoke and OG Loc ==
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[[File:Sweet Smoke Loc.PNG|left|thumb|272x272px|Sweet (left), Smoke (right) and OG Loc (center)]]
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The next scene shows Smoke and [[Sweet Johnson|Sweet]] playing dice in the street with some Grove Street gang members. Smoke tries to tell Sweet that they're losing the streets, to which Sweet replies that they are standing by their principles. Smoke goes on about how Grove Street is getting weaker, while the Ballas are getting stronger. Just then, Sweet and Smoke's gangster wannabe friend [[OG Loc|Jeffrey]] interrupts. Jeffrey states that he wants to be called 'OG Loc' because it's a gangster name. Sweet tells Jeffrey that he has not put in any work for the set and despite being a friend, he is not a gangster, much to the chagrin of Jeffrey. Sweet and Smoke tell him to go to college and make something of himself and tells Jeffrey that Smoke and himself messed their lives up getting caught up in the gang life. Jeffrey leaves as Smoke goes on about a money making opportunity, to which Sweet expresses no interest and states that he is strictly in it for 'the hood'. Smoke then asks Sweet if he has heard from [[Carl Johnson|CJ]] lately. Sweet says that they aren't speaking. Smoke brings up their late brother [[Brian Johnson|Brian]]. Sweet says that he lost two brothers. One of them got killed and that the other is running around on the [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|East Coast]] like a fool.
   
==Ken Rosenberg and Salvatore Leone==
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== CJ and Joey ==
[[File:Gta_sa_intro_snapshot_4.png|thumb|266px|Salvatore Leone threatening Rosenberg]]A later thread of scenes documents [[Ken Rosenberg]]'s path from [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]] to [[San Andreas in 3D Universe|San Andreas]] after his completion of drug rehab. The first scene depicts [[Johnny Sindacco]] in [[Salvatore’s Gentlemens Club]] in [[Liberty City in 3D Universe|Liberty City]] proposing to [[Salvatore Leone]] a three-way split between the [[Sindacco Family]], the [[Leone Family]], and the [[Forelli Family]] for a new casino in [[Las Venturas]], with Salvatore's five million dollar investment managed by the Sindaccos. Salvatore isn't pleased with the terms of this offer, and names his own terms; he gets control of the books. He then suggests to Johnny that he would be pleased with a "neutral" third-party to manage things, and tells Johnny to get rid of their [[Mickey (GTA SA)|guy]] to prove the value of his involvement.
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[[File:Gta_sa_intro_screenshot_8.png|thumb|253x253px|CJ stealing the car for Joey]]The next scene shows CJ walking in the streets of Liberty City looking for cars to steal but has no luck as the cars parked along the sidewalk are all locked. Although CJ sneaks up and carjacks a random pedestrian at the traffic lights. CJ speeds away and calls a guy named [[Joey Leone|Joey]], letting him know that he has the car he was looking for. CJ says that he never knew his father and that his brother used to make his life hell. CJ then says that he needs to get the car off the streets. After a brief conversation, CJ hangs up the phone and drives off.
   
The next scene shows Ken Rosenberg walking out of the [[Fort Carson Medical Center]] in [[Bone County]], talking to himself about being sober, being disbarred from practicing law, needing a job, and needing a ride. Later, Ken tries to call [[Tommy Vercetti]] from a pay phone, and reveals that he is avoiding Ken's calls.
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== Salvatore and Johnny ==
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[[File:Salvatore Johnny.PNG|thumb|299x299px|Salvatore (left) and Johnny (right) discussing casino plans between the Leones and the Sindaccos]]
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The next scene shows Salvatore talking to a gangster named Johnny in [[Salvatore's Gentlemen's Club|Salvatore's home]] in Liberty City. Johnny wants Salvatore to invest $5,000,000 in the Sindacco's [[Caligula's Casino|casino]]. Johnny then tells Salvatore that his father wants to unite the [[Sindacco crime family|Sindaccos]] and [[Leone Crime Family|Leones]]. Salvatore brings up Johnny's associates 'whacking' his cousin. Salvatore says that he wants to see past it all and states that business is business. Salvatore accuses Johnny of trying to take advantage and treat him like an idiot. Johnny apologizes, and Salvatore says that he will invest the $5,000,000 if he gets control of the books. Johnny states that he can't do that, which angers Salvatore. Salvatore then requests that they bring in a third party to run the place while they 'run him'. Johnny states that they already have a [[Mickey (GTA SA)|guy]] running it, to which Salvatore tells Johnny to get rid of him.
   
The following scene in the desert depicts two anonymous Sindacco Family thugs digging a hole for the body of Mickey and burying it, while discussing the rumor that the Leone family is lending their bosses some money. The next scene shows Johnny walking into Salvatore's office to tell him they've gotten rid of their guy. Salvatore suggests a lawyer he's heard about that just got out of rehab; he used to work for the Forellis in Florida.
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== Ken Rosenberg ==
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The next scene cuts to [[Fort Carson]] and shows [[Ken Rosenberg]] walking out of [[Fort Carson Medical Center]]. Ken is shown talking to himself saying that [[Cocaine|coke]] is for the weak and he is in control of his own destiny. Ken goes on wallowing, expressing that he needs a job but then celebrates being clean while trying to hitchhike.
   
The final scene in this thread depicts Salvatore barging into Rosenberg's office in Las Venturas, demanding to know why Ken hasn't worked harder to earn his investment back. Salvatore implies that he got this job for Ken so that he could be ''his'' man.
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== Tenpenny and Pulaski ==
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The next scene cuts back to Los Santos and sees Officer Tenpenny on the phone to Officer Hernandez, while Officer Pulaski walks out of the doughnut shop. Tenpenny tells Hernandez not to step in his way. Tenpenny goes on about how he's trying to set Hernandez up for life. Tenpenny also threatens Hernandez and says that maybe he should kill him since he is no use to him. He then orders Pulaski to organize a hit squad. Tenpenny then orders Hernandez to do what they agreed to do and warns Hernandez not to put one over on him, before hanging up on him. Tenpenny then gets annoyed at Pulaski for referring to him as 'pal' and reminds him that he is his superior officer. Tenpenny and Pulaski then get in the cop car and go to pick Hernandez up.
   
==Kent Paul and Maccer==
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== The Green Sabre ==
Another scene features [[Kent Paul]] and [[Maccer]] in a recording studio in Salford, England. Their conversation consists of Kent becoming owner of a band, the [[Gurning Chimps]], buying Maccer out of his contract, and Maccer's excitement over going to America.
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The next quick scene shows a [[Sabre|Green Sabre]] pulling out of a garage and driving slowly down the street.
   
==CJ and Sweet==
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== Ken Rosenberg and Tommy Vercetti ==
[[File:Gta_sa_intro_snapshot_7.png|thumb|268px|CJ in Liberty City]]The main thread of scenes in the video, focusing on [[Carl Johnson|CJ]] and the members of [[Gangs|gangs]] in [[Los Santos]], begins with three [[Ballas]] members (the sworn enemies of the Grove Street Families) smoking a joint in an alley, talking trash about [[Grove Street Families]], and discussing their plan to murder [[Sean Johnson|Sweet]].
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Ken Rosenberg is shown talking on a payphone asking for [[Tommy Vercetti]]. Rosenberg argues with someone over the phone for refusing to put him on the phone to Tommy, stating that he made him who he was. The phone hangs up and Ken slams the phone down.
   
The next scene shows [[Big Smoke]] and [[Ryder]] in [[Ryder's House]], having a conversation about "destiny" and "choices" with Smoke convincing Ryder to join him and the Ballas. The scene that follows features Sweet, Big Smoke, [[OG Loc]], and some other Grove Street Members shooting craps on [[Grove Street]]. Smoke is warning Sweet that "standing by our principles" may be the reason they're "losing the streets" and becoming soft. Jeffery explains that he's a "Gangsta Rapper", and gives himself the name OG Loc. Smoke and Sweet tell him he should avoid a life like theirs and go to college, "Make something of yourself". Smoke asks Sweet if he's heard from his brother CJ, and Sweet explains that they're not speaking.
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== Kent Paul and Maccer ==
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[[File:Maccer kent.jpg|thumb|199x199px|Maccer (left) with Kent Paul (right)]]
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The next scene cuts to Salford, England, which sees Kent Paul and Maccer in a recording studio. Kent announces to Maccer that he is the new manager of [[the Gurning Chimps]].
   
The following scene shows CJ in [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]], attempting to steal cars parked on the side of the road until he pulls a man out of his stopped [[Washington]] and steals it. He then speaks on the phone to [[Joey Leone]], and asks where to take the car, as he needs to get it off the street. There is a quick cut-scene of a green [[Sabre]] pulling out of a garage, then the next scene depicts CJ with a pistol mugging a man in an alley.
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The two then share a hug to celebrate. Maccer then expresses his excitement about going to America.
   
[[File:Gta_sa_snapshot_8.png|thumb|left|250px|Sweet calls CJ to tell him that his mother is dead.]]There is another shot of a green Sabre cruising down a road in [[Ganton]], then the final scene features the Sabre driving down the street Sweet's house is on, and then gunfire coming from the car, riddling the Johnson house with bullets, unknowingly killing Beverly Johnson. As the car drives away, Sweet rushes into the house, then back out to stop [[Kendl Johnson]], who was just about to enter. As Kendl weeps on the steps of the porch, Sweet calls CJ to tell him that his mother is dead.
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== Liberty City ==
The [[First Mission (GTA SA)|first mission]] of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas continues the storyline from this point on.
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The video cuts back to Liberty City and shows CJ walking down an alleyway. He passes a random man and then pulls out a gun. He shoves the man up against the wall and demands the man give him money. The man gives CJ everything he has and CJ pistol whips him before leaving.
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== The Sindaccos ==
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The next scene cuts back to San Andreas where it sees two unknown Sindacco gang members in the desert with one of them digging a grave for Mickey, who is now deceased. The other members asks him how his wife is doing, to which the gang member digging responds by saying that all his wife wants to do is spend money ever since they moved to [[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]]. He then asks why they had to kill Mickey. The other gang member stated that it was because he was declaring too much money, and that he heard the Leones are lending them money, so they killed Mickey in exchange. After a brief conversation, the two Sindacco gang members bury Mickey.
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== Salvatore Leone and Johnny Sindacco ==
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The next scene shows Johnny Sindacco back in Salvatore Leone's home telling him that his boys killed Mickey, to which Salvatore says that the deal is on. Johnny asks Salvatore who they will get to run the casino. Salvatore mentions that there is a [[Ken Rosenberg|lawyer]] who used to work for the [[Forelli crime family|Forelli's]] who is need of a job. Salvatore mentions that the lawyer just got out of rehab and says that he'll make a call to him.
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== The Green Sabre ==
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The Green Sabre is once again shown driving down an alleyway.
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== C.R.A.S.H. ==
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[[File:Hernandez pulaski tenpenny.jpg|thumb|310x310px]]
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The next scene shows Tenpenny and Pulaski picking up Officer Hernandez from the [[Los Santos Police Headquarters|Los Santos Police Station]]. Hernandez tells them that he joined [[C.R.A.S.H.]] to put an end to gang crime after working on the streets for [[1989|3 years]]. Hernandez tells the story of a dispute case he was on with a 20 year old hitting his wife, who was letting her kids starve. Hernandez says that he was at a dilemma to either let the guy walk free from beating his wife, or take the guy in and leaving the kids with a drug addict mother in the meantime. Pulaski pulls over on orders from Tenpenny, who mentions that he has worked with drug dealers, gang bangers who are not afraid to kill their families. Tenpenny questions whether he can trust Hernandez because he gets easily confused. Hernandez agrees to do whatever it takes to make it. Tenpenny and Pulaski tell him that there will be times where they need to let a bad guy go or look the other way. He then orders Hernandez to get out of the car, which Hernandez does.
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== The Green Sabre ==
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The Green Sabre is shown for a third time driving down the street in the [[Ganton]] area towards [[Grove Street (3D Universe)|Grove Street]].
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== Salvatore Leone and Ken Rosenberg ==
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The next scene cuts back to Las Venturas and goes past the casinos in the area. Ken Rosenberg is seen sitting back in the casino office just as Salvatore Leone and a gang member walk in. Salvatore starts getting angry at Ken for sitting around. Salvatore puts a gun to Ken's head and tells him that he wants his money back that he invested into the casino. Salvatore demands Ken get the money fast as Ken fears for his life. Salvatore then tells him to have some fun, and then orders Ken to go get him a drink.
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== Tenpenny, Pulaski, Hernandez and Pendelbury ==
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[[File:Pendelbury crash.PNG|thumb|297x297px|Pendelbury (ground) before being shot and killed by Hernandez (center)]]
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The next scene shows Pulaski kicking a grounded Pendelbury, who is being assaulted for threatening to expose Tenpenny and Pulaski's actions. Tenpenny orders Hernandez over to him. Tenpenny picks up a gun and then orders Hernandez to shoot Pendelbury. Hernandez pleads with Tenpenny not to make him do it. Tenpenny questions Hernandez's loyalty and asks him who's side he's on. Hernandez says he's on Tenpenny's side, to which Tenpenny tells him to be a man. Tenpenny then tells Hernandez that it's either kill or be killed. Hernandez grabs the gun and walks over to Pendelbury. Pulaski orders him to pull the trigger. Hernandez hesitates but finally shoots Pendelbury and kills him.
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== The Green Sabre Drive-By, CJ, Sweet and Kendl ==
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[[File:Gta_sa_snapshot_8.png|thumb|302x302px|Sweet calls CJ to tell him that his mother is dead.]]The last scene shows The Green Sabre being driven down Grove Street. When the Sabre reaches the [[Johnson House]], a Ballas member opens fire on the house, before the car speeds off. Sweet rushes inside the house to find his [[Beverly Johnson|mother]] dead from the shooting. He then rushes back out to stop [[Kendl Johnson|Kendl]] from entering the house.
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The next bit of the scene shows Kendl sitting on the front steps of the house while Sweet calls CJ to inform him to come home and tells him that their mother is dead. The final shot sees CJ sitting behind the wheel of a car after hearing about his mother's death.
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A caption reading 'Welcome to San Andreas' pops up as the video ends.
   
 
==Deaths==
 
==Deaths==
 
*[[Mickey (GTA SA)|Mickey]] [[File:Gta_sa_intro_snapshot_2.png|thumb|218px|Ralph Pendelbury Killed by Jimmy Hernandez ]]- Killed by a member of Sindacco Family to get investments for [http://gta.wikia.com/Caligula%27s_Casino Caligula's Casino].    
 
*[[Mickey (GTA SA)|Mickey]] [[File:Gta_sa_intro_snapshot_2.png|thumb|218px|Ralph Pendelbury Killed by Jimmy Hernandez ]]- Killed by a member of Sindacco Family to get investments for [http://gta.wikia.com/Caligula%27s_Casino Caligula's Casino].    
*[[Ralph Pendelbury|Ralph P]][[Ralph Pendelbury|endelbury]] - Killed by Jimmy Hernandez in order to gain acceptance in the C.R.A.S.H. unit.
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*[[Ralph Pendelbury]] - Killed by Jimmy Hernandez in order to gain acceptance in the C.R.A.S.H. unit.
 
*[[Beverly Johnson]] - Killed by members of the Ballas gang in attempt to kill Sweet.
 
*[[Beverly Johnson]] - Killed by members of the Ballas gang in attempt to kill Sweet.
 
*Unknown Person - killed by [[T-Bone Mendez]], possibly for snitching
 
*Unknown Person - killed by [[T-Bone Mendez]], possibly for snitching
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* All of the scenes (with the exception of Liberty City) were shot in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas locations despite the fact they are meant to be somewhere else. For example, Kent Paul's studio in England is actually the interior of [[Madd Dogg]]'s mansion.
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* Almost all the scenes were shot in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas locations despite the fact they are meant to be somewhere else. For example, Kent Paul's studio in England is actually the interior of [[Madd Dogg]]'s mansion, and the final scene should take place in Liberty City but is obviously shot in Los Santos.
 
* One of the possible reasons [[Tommy Vercetti]] does not talk in this movie is that [[Ray Liotta]], the voice actor of [[Tommy Vercetti|Tommy]], had a dispute with [[Rockstar North]] about how much "effort" he put in to [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|Vice City]].
 
* One of the possible reasons [[Tommy Vercetti]] does not talk in this movie is that [[Ray Liotta]], the voice actor of [[Tommy Vercetti|Tommy]], had a dispute with [[Rockstar North]] about how much "effort" he put in to [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|Vice City]].
 
* The appearance of [[Sex Club 7]] in the Liberty City scene is a canonical error. Before [[1998]], it was called [[Paulie's Revue Bar]]. This happened because Rockstar wrote [[GTA: Liberty City Stories]] after [[GTA: San Andreas]].
 
* The appearance of [[Sex Club 7]] in the Liberty City scene is a canonical error. Before [[1998]], it was called [[Paulie's Revue Bar]]. This happened because Rockstar wrote [[GTA: Liberty City Stories]] after [[GTA: San Andreas]].
 
* In the [[Mike Toreno]] scene [[T-Bone Mendez|T-Bone]] is seen beating up someone. The person although bleeding heavily appears to look like [[Jose (GTA SA)|Jose]] from the mission [[Cesar Vialpando (mission)|Cesar Vialpando]] who questioned about [[Carl Johnson|CJ]] being in Azteca territory. The white V-neck shirt (although covered in blood) gives off a possible hint.
 
* In the [[Mike Toreno]] scene [[T-Bone Mendez|T-Bone]] is seen beating up someone. The person although bleeding heavily appears to look like [[Jose (GTA SA)|Jose]] from the mission [[Cesar Vialpando (mission)|Cesar Vialpando]] who questioned about [[Carl Johnson|CJ]] being in Azteca territory. The white V-neck shirt (although covered in blood) gives off a possible hint.
 
* [[Sonny Forelli]] is mentioned by [[Salvatore Leone]] when he berates [[Johnny Sindacco]]: "Ever since Sonny Forelli got himself pasted all over Florida you think you run things in this town."
 
* [[Sonny Forelli]] is mentioned by [[Salvatore Leone]] when he berates [[Johnny Sindacco]]: "Ever since Sonny Forelli got himself pasted all over Florida you think you run things in this town."
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* The drive-by scene is inspired by the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFLvJirYjsg final scene]of the movie Menace II Society.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 07:40, May 19, 2015

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - The Introduction Edit

The Introduction is a short film, created with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' video engine, serves as a prequel to San Andreas and details the moments that happened that lead to the events of GTA San Andreas. It was available with the American PS2 Special Edition of GTA San Andreas or the official soundtrack double CD. It is set in 1992, and replaces the need for a GTA San Andreas Stories prequel, like Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (each explained the events leading up to Grand Theft Auto III and GTA Vice City respectively). The video ends directly at the beginning of GTA San Andreas, when Carl receives a phone call off his brother Sweet, with Sweet telling him that their mother is dead.

The video can be now watched and freely downloaded at Rockstar Games' official website in .wmv or Quicktime format.

Frank Tenpenny and Eddie PulaskiEdit

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Tenpenny (right) and Pulaski (left) discussing Smoke's betrayal.

This opening scene features LSPD Officers Frank Tenpenny and Eddie Pulaski having just come from a meeting with an unnamed individual who Tenpenny refers to as 'that fat fuck'. Pulaski asks Tenpenny what they are going to do about the new LSPD officer, Hernandez, coming on board with them. Tenpenny states that he is not worried about Hernandez, but says another LSPD officer, Pendelbury, is a bigger concern to their operation. Tenpenny states that Pendelbury if Pendelbury does what he is threatening to do, then they will have a bigger problem with him.

The Ballas Edit

The Ballas discussing Smoke's betrayal

The Ballas discussing Smoke's betrayal

As Tenpenny and Pulaski drive off, a scene shows three Balla members in an alleyway. One of them states that Grove Street Families will soon be over, while the Balla in the black jacket expresses concern on whether or not they can trust one of the betraying members of Grove Street, worrying that it may be a trap. The other Balla member says that things change and money changes people.

Big Smoke and Ryder Edit

The next scene shows Grove Street members Big Smoke and Ryder talking in the kitchen of Ryder's house. Smoke tries to get Ryder on board while Ryder says that he needs to be in charge of his destiny. Smoke states that he has Ryder's back and that they have no choice and have nothing to feel bad about. Ryder accepts Smoke's offer.

Mike Toreno and T-Bone MendezEdit

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Toreno (left) and Mendez (right) while Mendez beats a gang member to death for snitching

The next scene is in San Fierro which shows a man named Mendez brutally assaulting an unnamed gang member, which is stopped by another man named Toreno. Toreno tells Mendez that he has found a buyer down in Los Santos. Toreno then receives a phone call while Mendez continues to beat the unnamed gang member to death against a shipping container for snitching. Toreno tells Mendez that they need to be more productive and that he has a connection in Panama that can supply them with as much product as they need. Both men leave the scene as Mendez drags the body of the gang member away.

Sweet, Smoke and OG Loc Edit

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Sweet (left), Smoke (right) and OG Loc (center)

The next scene shows Smoke and Sweet playing dice in the street with some Grove Street gang members. Smoke tries to tell Sweet that they're losing the streets, to which Sweet replies that they are standing by their principles. Smoke goes on about how Grove Street is getting weaker, while the Ballas are getting stronger. Just then, Sweet and Smoke's gangster wannabe friend Jeffrey interrupts. Jeffrey states that he wants to be called 'OG Loc' because it's a gangster name. Sweet tells Jeffrey that he has not put in any work for the set and despite being a friend, he is not a gangster, much to the chagrin of Jeffrey. Sweet and Smoke tell him to go to college and make something of himself and tells Jeffrey that Smoke and himself messed their lives up getting caught up in the gang life. Jeffrey leaves as Smoke goes on about a money making opportunity, to which Sweet expresses no interest and states that he is strictly in it for 'the hood'. Smoke then asks Sweet if he has heard from CJ lately. Sweet says that they aren't speaking. Smoke brings up their late brother Brian. Sweet says that he lost two brothers. One of them got killed and that the other is running around on the East Coast like a fool.

CJ and Joey Edit

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CJ stealing the car for Joey

The next scene shows CJ walking in the streets of Liberty City looking for cars to steal but has no luck as the cars parked along the sidewalk are all locked. Although CJ sneaks up and carjacks a random pedestrian at the traffic lights. CJ speeds away and calls a guy named Joey, letting him know that he has the car he was looking for. CJ says that he never knew his father and that his brother used to make his life hell. CJ then says that he needs to get the car off the streets. After a brief conversation, CJ hangs up the phone and drives off.

Salvatore and Johnny Edit

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Salvatore (left) and Johnny (right) discussing casino plans between the Leones and the Sindaccos

The next scene shows Salvatore talking to a gangster named Johnny in Salvatore's home in Liberty City. Johnny wants Salvatore to invest $5,000,000 in the Sindacco's casino. Johnny then tells Salvatore that his father wants to unite the Sindaccos and Leones. Salvatore brings up Johnny's associates 'whacking' his cousin. Salvatore says that he wants to see past it all and states that business is business. Salvatore accuses Johnny of trying to take advantage and treat him like an idiot. Johnny apologizes, and Salvatore says that he will invest the $5,000,000 if he gets control of the books. Johnny states that he can't do that, which angers Salvatore. Salvatore then requests that they bring in a third party to run the place while they 'run him'. Johnny states that they already have a guy running it, to which Salvatore tells Johnny to get rid of him.

Ken Rosenberg Edit

The next scene cuts to Fort Carson and shows Ken Rosenberg walking out of Fort Carson Medical Center. Ken is shown talking to himself saying that coke is for the weak and he is in control of his own destiny. Ken goes on wallowing, expressing that he needs a job but then celebrates being clean while trying to hitchhike.

Tenpenny and Pulaski Edit

The next scene cuts back to Los Santos and sees Officer Tenpenny on the phone to Officer Hernandez, while Officer Pulaski walks out of the doughnut shop. Tenpenny tells Hernandez not to step in his way. Tenpenny goes on about how he's trying to set Hernandez up for life. Tenpenny also threatens Hernandez and says that maybe he should kill him since he is no use to him. He then orders Pulaski to organize a hit squad. Tenpenny then orders Hernandez to do what they agreed to do and warns Hernandez not to put one over on him, before hanging up on him. Tenpenny then gets annoyed at Pulaski for referring to him as 'pal' and reminds him that he is his superior officer. Tenpenny and Pulaski then get in the cop car and go to pick Hernandez up.

The Green Sabre Edit

The next quick scene shows a Green Sabre pulling out of a garage and driving slowly down the street.

Ken Rosenberg and Tommy Vercetti Edit

Ken Rosenberg is shown talking on a payphone asking for Tommy Vercetti. Rosenberg argues with someone over the phone for refusing to put him on the phone to Tommy, stating that he made him who he was. The phone hangs up and Ken slams the phone down.

Kent Paul and Maccer Edit

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Maccer (left) with Kent Paul (right)

The next scene cuts to Salford, England, which sees Kent Paul and Maccer in a recording studio. Kent announces to Maccer that he is the new manager of the Gurning Chimps.

The two then share a hug to celebrate. Maccer then expresses his excitement about going to America.

Liberty City Edit

The video cuts back to Liberty City and shows CJ walking down an alleyway. He passes a random man and then pulls out a gun. He shoves the man up against the wall and demands the man give him money. The man gives CJ everything he has and CJ pistol whips him before leaving.

The Sindaccos Edit

The next scene cuts back to San Andreas where it sees two unknown Sindacco gang members in the desert with one of them digging a grave for Mickey, who is now deceased. The other members asks him how his wife is doing, to which the gang member digging responds by saying that all his wife wants to do is spend money ever since they moved to Las Venturas. He then asks why they had to kill Mickey. The other gang member stated that it was because he was declaring too much money, and that he heard the Leones are lending them money, so they killed Mickey in exchange. After a brief conversation, the two Sindacco gang members bury Mickey.

Salvatore Leone and Johnny Sindacco Edit

The next scene shows Johnny Sindacco back in Salvatore Leone's home telling him that his boys killed Mickey, to which Salvatore says that the deal is on. Johnny asks Salvatore who they will get to run the casino. Salvatore mentions that there is a lawyer who used to work for the Forelli's who is need of a job. Salvatore mentions that the lawyer just got out of rehab and says that he'll make a call to him.

The Green Sabre Edit

The Green Sabre is once again shown driving down an alleyway.

C.R.A.S.H. Edit

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The next scene shows Tenpenny and Pulaski picking up Officer Hernandez from the Los Santos Police Station. Hernandez tells them that he joined C.R.A.S.H. to put an end to gang crime after working on the streets for 3 years. Hernandez tells the story of a dispute case he was on with a 20 year old hitting his wife, who was letting her kids starve. Hernandez says that he was at a dilemma to either let the guy walk free from beating his wife, or take the guy in and leaving the kids with a drug addict mother in the meantime. Pulaski pulls over on orders from Tenpenny, who mentions that he has worked with drug dealers, gang bangers who are not afraid to kill their families. Tenpenny questions whether he can trust Hernandez because he gets easily confused. Hernandez agrees to do whatever it takes to make it. Tenpenny and Pulaski tell him that there will be times where they need to let a bad guy go or look the other way. He then orders Hernandez to get out of the car, which Hernandez does.

The Green Sabre Edit

The Green Sabre is shown for a third time driving down the street in the Ganton area towards Grove Street.

Salvatore Leone and Ken Rosenberg Edit

The next scene cuts back to Las Venturas and goes past the casinos in the area. Ken Rosenberg is seen sitting back in the casino office just as Salvatore Leone and a gang member walk in. Salvatore starts getting angry at Ken for sitting around. Salvatore puts a gun to Ken's head and tells him that he wants his money back that he invested into the casino. Salvatore demands Ken get the money fast as Ken fears for his life. Salvatore then tells him to have some fun, and then orders Ken to go get him a drink.

Tenpenny, Pulaski, Hernandez and Pendelbury Edit

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Pendelbury (ground) before being shot and killed by Hernandez (center)

The next scene shows Pulaski kicking a grounded Pendelbury, who is being assaulted for threatening to expose Tenpenny and Pulaski's actions. Tenpenny orders Hernandez over to him. Tenpenny picks up a gun and then orders Hernandez to shoot Pendelbury. Hernandez pleads with Tenpenny not to make him do it. Tenpenny questions Hernandez's loyalty and asks him who's side he's on. Hernandez says he's on Tenpenny's side, to which Tenpenny tells him to be a man. Tenpenny then tells Hernandez that it's either kill or be killed. Hernandez grabs the gun and walks over to Pendelbury. Pulaski orders him to pull the trigger. Hernandez hesitates but finally shoots Pendelbury and kills him.

The Green Sabre Drive-By, CJ, Sweet and Kendl Edit

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Sweet calls CJ to tell him that his mother is dead.

The last scene shows The Green Sabre being driven down Grove Street. When the Sabre reaches the Johnson House, a Ballas member opens fire on the house, before the car speeds off. Sweet rushes inside the house to find his mother dead from the shooting. He then rushes back out to stop Kendl from entering the house.

The next bit of the scene shows Kendl sitting on the front steps of the house while Sweet calls CJ to inform him to come home and tells him that their mother is dead. The final shot sees CJ sitting behind the wheel of a car after hearing about his mother's death.

A caption reading 'Welcome to San Andreas' pops up as the video ends.

DeathsEdit

  • Mickey
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    Ralph Pendelbury Killed by Jimmy Hernandez

    - Killed by a member of Sindacco Family to get investments for Caligula's Casino.    
  • Ralph Pendelbury - Killed by Jimmy Hernandez in order to gain acceptance in the C.R.A.S.H. unit.
  • Beverly Johnson - Killed by members of the Ballas gang in attempt to kill Sweet.
  • Unknown Person - killed by T-Bone Mendez, possibly for snitching

TriviaEdit

  • Almost all the scenes were shot in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas locations despite the fact they are meant to be somewhere else. For example, Kent Paul's studio in England is actually the interior of Madd Dogg's mansion, and the final scene should take place in Liberty City but is obviously shot in Los Santos.
  • One of the possible reasons Tommy Vercetti does not talk in this movie is that Ray Liotta, the voice actor of Tommy, had a dispute with Rockstar North about how much "effort" he put in to Vice City.
  • The appearance of Sex Club 7 in the Liberty City scene is a canonical error. Before 1998, it was called Paulie's Revue Bar. This happened because Rockstar wrote GTA: Liberty City Stories after GTA: San Andreas.
  • In the Mike Toreno scene T-Bone is seen beating up someone. The person although bleeding heavily appears to look like Jose from the mission Cesar Vialpando who questioned about CJ being in Azteca territory. The white V-neck shirt (although covered in blood) gives off a possible hint.
  • Sonny Forelli is mentioned by Salvatore Leone when he berates Johnny Sindacco: "Ever since Sonny Forelli got himself pasted all over Florida you think you run things in this town."
  • The drive-by scene is inspired by the final sceneof the movie Menace II Society.

Movie VideoEdit

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GTA San Andreas "The Introduction" Official Trailer-0

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GTA San Andreas - The Introduction

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