Meltdown poster.

For other uses, see Meltdown (disambiguation).
"He didn't get the memo."
― Movie tagline.

Meltdown is a 2013 motion picture produced by Richards Majestic Productions and executive-produced by Michael De Santa, featured in Grand Theft Auto V.


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 becomes attached to his film as a gesture of gratitude from Solomon Richards 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 is has become the biggest box office hit of his entire career.



Anton Beaudelaire


Gaylord Menzies

Jeffrey J. Bokowski

Anton Beaudelaire


Michael De Santa


Milton McIlroy as Dylan

John Cohn as Chip

Theodore Bickford as Abner Fitch

Charlie Fleming as Miranda

Chippy as Monkey

Leo Hornstein as Mayor Mongelli


Vincent Livith


Manuelle Parmentie


Bangladesh Sweatshop VFX


East Meats West


The Liberty City Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting



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GTA V - 'Meltdown' (In Game Movie)


  • The movie premiere is sponsored by Maze Bank and covered by Weazel News.
  • It is a parody of the Wall Street films, in particular the original where a young stockbroker (played by Charlie Sheen) becomes involved with his hero, Gordon Gekko (Played by Michael Douglas).
  • Meltdown was "filmed" using Grand Theft Auto IV's gameplay, and all of the car designs from GTA IV are present, except for some cars during cutscenes. Some graphical enhancements such as draw distance, texture quality and lighting effects have been made to make the movie similar to Grand Theft Auto V's graphical enhancements.
    • Interestingly, if the player looks closely, the Abner Fitch's Office interior uses the same IAA interior from Three's Company.
  • The song that plays at the end of the film is "The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)" by the Greg Kihn Band, which can also be heard on Los Santos Rock Radio.
  • The song that plays during the training montage is "Party All the Time" by Eddie Murphy, which can also be heard on Space 103.2.
  • 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.
  • It looks like the actor (Dylan) was breaking the fourth wall, by thinking about the content of movie trailers, and thinking about the title.
  • Most of the film was shot on green screen, a well-known method of enhancing films. This is made particularly obvious during the final sequence showing the characters walking along a beach.

Meltdown being filmed.

  • Meltdown can be seen being filmed in the mission Deep Inside. Even if the actors are killed during the mission, Meltdown will still be released without any changes.
  • Like the other films, Meltdown enters into rotation and can be viewed at any theatre.
    • The film can be seen in cinemas even before its premiere in the mission "Meltdown." This is possibly a developer oversight. This has been fixed in a title update.
    • Meltdown can be viewed in Grand Theft Auto Online despite the fact that the online events are supposed to have taken place a few months before the events of GTA V. This could be a developer oversight, although it was most likely put in the game to add content.
  • 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 continuous supply of idiots."
  • Another comment from Michael after the movie is, "They don't make 'em like they used to, but I'm glad they still make them," completely ignoring the fact that he was part of the production team. However, this is a generic comment he sometimes uses after watching any movie.
  • If the player watches this movie in a friend activity with Michael, he will sometimes say after the movie that the talking monkey was his idea. Franklin may claim that the film was "weird".