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The opening of the game was pieced together from live film-material that was taken from an 8 minute GTA 2 short-movie created for the purpose of advertising the game. This movie has since been made available to the public and is downloadable from the game's web-site.
Whether the movie can be considered canonical is debatable, as it
appears to show Claude getting killed at the end (shot by a Zaibatsu hitman while trying to break into a sports car).
Despite the fact that GTA 2 is supposed to be set in the near future, the movie was clearly shot in present-day New York City, and also featured a blue-and-white NYPD Chevrolet Caprice police car as a pursuit vehicle. Claude Speed was played by [[Scott Maslen]].