Trailers of GTA V

First Trailer

On November 2nd, 2011 Rockstar Games released the first official trailer for Grand Theft Auto V. The song used in the trailer is Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake by Small Faces. The man who's talking about his life in trailer is Michael De Santa.

Grand Theft Auto V Trailer

First Trailer Analysis

Time Analysis
0:00-0:06 Rating
0:06-0:08 Vespucci Beach with a lifeguard shack and a couple and a dog are present. The trio are walking along.
0:09-0:11 Two male joggers running down a jetty. 2 females look back at the pair.
0:11-0:16 A view of Los Santos. The screen reads "Rockstar Games Presents".
0:17-0:19 A golf player on course of the Los Santos Golf Club with a Caddy present.
0:20 A man on a Seashark, passing under the Miriam Turner Overpass.
0:19-0:22 Three hikers with a view of the surrounding countryside.
0:23-0:27 A red Rapid GT waits for woman crossing the street. There is an eCola ad behind the car, the same parody of Coca-Cola seen in GTA IV. Franklin Clinton, the protagonist driving the car, makes other appearances in the trailer. The convertible is in the process of putting down its roof.
0:28-0:29 Several Wind Power generators.
0:30-0:31 A male and a female preforming aerobics on the balcony of a luxury home.
0:32 Several cars driving along the Los Puerta Freeway. The other signs read "Downtown" and "Little Seoul".
0:33-0:34 A sunset view of a gym on Vespucci Beach. Two signs read "Pump Buddy" and "Muscle Sands".
0:35-0:37 A view of a street.
0:38 Possibly the top of a construction site, with a sign reading "The Mile High Club". It is adjacent to the Maze Bank Tower. A red Crane is visible.
0:39-0:42 Michael overlooking the city. He appears elsewhere in the trailer, in different clothes.
0:42-0:46 A Cropduster spraying a field.
0:46-0:49 Three men dressed as exterminators and wielding silenced AK-47s about to rob Vangelico's Fine Jewelry.
0:49-0:50 Michael driving a blue Sentinel fast down a street.
0:51-0:54 Various street scenes in the city.
0:54-0:55 A man hammering a "For Sale" sign in front of a house.
0:55-0:56 Hookers talking to someone in an Phoenix outside the Liquor Ace.
0:57 Another scene with Michael in a 9F.
0:58-1:00 A Tramp holding up a cardboard sign ("Need Money for Beer, Pot and Hookers. (At least I'm not bullshitting U)" and an alley filled with more tramps and tents.
1:01 A P-996 LAZER flying between the city's buildings.
1:02 A bouncer throwing someone out Tequi-La-La with Michael and Franklin walking towards the bouncer.
1:03-1:04 A Brute oil rig.
1:05 A Police Cruiser chasing Franklin in a red convertible.
1:06-1:08 Another fugitive on foot, running away from three police officers and a Police Maverick.
1:08 A burning police car with an Ambulance visible.
1:09-1:10 The Vinewood sign with a Shamal flying over it.
1:11-1:24 The Shamal flies towards the city with a Blimp visible in the background. The GTA V logo appears.


The transcript of the trailer goes from 0:02-0:45.

Why did I move here? I guess it was the weather.
Or the... Ah I don't know, that thing. That magic.
You see it in the movies.
I wanted to retire. From what I was doing, you know?
From that, that... line of work. Be a good guy for once, a family man.
So, I bought a big house. Came here, put my feet up, and thought I be a dad like all the other dads.
My kids, would be like the kids on TV.
We could play ball and sit in the sun.
But well, you know how it is.


Second Trailer

On November 14th, 2012 Rockstar Games released the second official trailer for Grand Theft Auto V. The song used in the trailer is Skeletons by Stevie Wonder.

GTA V - Trailer 2 HD

Second Trailer Analysis

Time Analysis
0:00-0:04 Rating.
0:04-0:06 Overlooking Los Santos next to the Galileo Observatory.
0:06-0:09 Scenes of Michael De Santa's house, with a black 9F in the driveway.
0:09-0:10 Michael's wife, Amanda, arguing with her daughter Tracey inside their home.
0:11-0:15 Michael walking alongside his swimming pool, smoking. He picks up a leaf and tosses it aside.
0:15-0:19 Michael sits in a lounge chair and sips a drink.
0:19-0:23 A scene of the city, a train moves under a bridge, the GTA V logo appears.
0:24-0:25 A busy highway intersection in Blaine County.
0:25-0:27 Old cars outside the Yellow Jack Inn, a guy walking and two other drunk guys fighting.
0:27-0:29 Trevor Philips confronting Ortega, after the former pushed the latter's trailer into the Zancudo River.
0:29 Trevor inside the Yellow Jack Inn, forcing a man's head into the bar counter.
0:30 Trevor yelling at the camera.
0:30-0:31 Trevor driving a Dune Buggy across the desert.
0:32-0:35 Trevor throws a Molotov cocktail into the O'Neil ranch house; the fire spreads quickly, and the house explodes.
0:35-0:37 Trevor negotiating a contract signing outside an auto body garage.
0:37-0:38 Cars driving on a large bridge.
0:38-0:40 A train and a bus travelling parallel through the city.
0:40-0:45 Franklin Clinton with his friend Lamar Davis, who is asking Michael the location of a beach house.
0:45-0:48 Franklin taking a white 9F out of a driveway then weaving through traffic.
0:48-0:50 Franklin's ex-girlfriend Tanisha Jackson, refusing to rekindle their relationship.
0:50-0:52 A Police Cruiser chasing a car carrier, being forced to avoid a JB 700 falling off the truck.
0:53-0:55 Franklin arguing with Lamar.
0:56-0:57 A blue Cheetah speeding under a Minivan that flies up into the sky, and a few other cars passing.
0:58-1:01 Michael talking to Dr. Friedlander.
1:01-1:05 Franklin on a boat being pulled on a highway trying to get Michael's son, Jimmy, who hangs from the mast. Michael races through traffic, and Jimmy falls into his convertible.
1:05-1:10 Jimmy and Michael saying they're "bouncing".
1:10-1:12 Trevor stomping a mudhole in someone.
1:13-1:14 Trevor flying a Cuban 800 around Mount Chiliad.
1:14-1:15 A bank safe exploding.
1:16-1:17 Gunmen shooting at Franklin's dog, Chop.
1:17-1:18 A man rolling over the hood of a car in an alley at night.
1:18-1:19 Chop jumping over the hood of the same car in a parking lot in the daytime.
1:19-1:20 Michael rappelling down the IAA Building during the mission Three's Company.
1:20 Michael in a Bugstars uniform, robbing Vangelico's Fine Jewelry.
1:20-1:22 Franklin speeding away from exploding cars on Los Puerta Freeway.
1:22-1:25 A Crusader being ejected from a flying plane, then Trevor jumping out of the vehicle. (In the actual game, the Crusader is replaced with an off-road Merryweather Mesa)
1:25-1:27 A Sanchez race on a dirt road, several competitors wipe out.
1:27-1:29 Trevor on top of a train, then jumps off as it collides with another oncoming train.
1:30-1:37 Michael introducing Trevor and Franklin to each other.
1:37-1:39 A P-996 LAZER firing a missile at a Police Maverick, destroying it.
1:40-1:42 The three protagonists stand together at the previously mentioned auto body garage, Trevor with his hands on his face, Franklin coughing, and Michael with his hands behind his head.
1:42-1:47 The Grand Theft Auto V logo, and a suggestion to pre-order, along with the release announcement of "Spring 2013" (which was later changed to September 17th, 2013).
1:47-1:51 The Rockstar Games logo.


The transcript of the second trailer.

Time Character Quote
0:08-0:10 Amanda De Santa He is not staying the night! He's a bum!
0:10 Tracey De Santa Oh my God!
0:11-0:14 Michael De Santa (Amanda and Tracey continue arguing in the background) You know, I've been in this game a lot of years, and I got out alive.
0:17-0:19 Michael De Santa If you want my advice, give this shit up.
0:25-0:30 Trevor Philips The guns and crank in this area go through Trevor Philips Enterprises, or they ain't goin'!
0:34-0:37 Trevor Philips I'll swing by and sign the contracts, alright? Just ignore the bodies.
0:40-0:42 Lamar Davis Can you tell me where Berto Beach House is?
0:42-0:44 Michael De Santa It's that house right there. With the yellow stairs.
0:47-0:50 Tanisha Jackson I don't care how many cars you own, you ain't changin'.
0:51-0:53 Lamar Davis I'm gettin' my money in the hood. I'm cool.
0:53-0:56 Franklin Clinton Cool what? Slingin' dope and throwin' up gang signs?
0:58-1:01 Isiah Friedlander Your son, James. He's a good kid?
1:01-1:02 Jimmy De Santa (Panicking) Oh my God!
1:05-1:06 Jimmy De Santa Hey, let's bounce.
1:07-1:10 Michael De Santa Bounce?! We're "bouncin'" now.
1:10-1:13 Trevor Philips (Grunting with each stomp; actual in-game dialogue reveals that Trevor is screaming the word "cunt" with each stomp)
1:29-1:33 Michael De Santa That's Trevor, my best friend. That's Franklin, the son I always wanted.
1:33-1:34 Franklin Clinton Yeah, whatever.
1:35-1:37 Trevor Philips Jesus, your therapist has a lot to answer for.

Protagonist Trailer Set

On April 30th, 2013 Rockstar Games released a trio of official trailers for Grand Theft Auto V, both separately and as one longer video including the three.


Grand Theft Auto V - Michael

The song in Michael's trailer is "Radio Ga Ga" by Queen.

Time Analysis
0:00-0:04 Rating.
0:04-0:06 Pedistrians walking down Del Perro Beach.
0:06-0:08 Michael De Santa in Isiah Friedlander's office.
0:08-0:10 Amanda's car pulls into the driveway of the De Santa House.
0:11-0:15 Michael takes a shot of whiskey while Tracey complains that Jimmy insulted her.
0:15-0:16 Jimmy plays Righteous Slaughter 7 in his bedroom.
0:16-0:17 Tracey dances in front a group on a yacht.
0:17-0:18 Amanda does yoga in the backyard.
0:19-0:23 Michael wrestles the living room TV remote from Tracey, Tracey storms off angry, and Michael turns on a classic film. (In the actual game, Michael turns on the Lifeinvader keynote on Weazel News.)
0:24-0:25 Michael and Jimmy race on bikes on Vespucci Beach, almost running over a woman.
0:25-0:27 Michael and Jimmy at the Del Perro Pier, with son arguing with his father.
0:28 Amanda hits a tennis ball at the De Santa house court.
0:29-0:32 Michael chases out Kyle Chavis after finding him having sex with Amanda, with Amanda pleading with Michael to not kill Kyle.
0:32-0:35 Michael driving Amanda's car down the highway.
0:36-0:38 Michael in Dr. Friedlander's office.
0:39-0:42 Michael and Franklin Clinton ambush a Securicar.
0:43-0:46 Dr. Friedlander telling Michael that he is addicted to chaos.
0:47 Michael punches Simeon Yetarian.
0:48 Michael knocks out Fabien LaRouche and throws a Fruit laptop down on the ground, with Amanda and Jimmy watching.
0:49 Michael takes a drink.
0:50-0:51 Michael takes a golf swing, then bashes the club on the ground.
0:51 Michael smashes Jimmy's TV.
0:52-0:53 A shirtless Michael lays in Jimmy's bed.
0:54-0:55 Michael claiming he's pretty average in Los Santos.
0:56 Michael and two accomplices enter Vangelico's Fine Jewelry with rifles drawn.
0:57 Michael collects money from a vault.
0:58-0:59 Michael and Trevor Philips outrunning two IAA Buzzards.
1:00 Michael breaks into the IAA Building to kidnap Ferdinand Kerimov.
1:01 Michael looks down the scope of a sniper rifle at a party.
1:01-1:02 Michael shoots a man at said party; the man shot falls over dead while everyone panics.
1:02-1:03 A Jet lands at Los Santos International.
1:04-1:05 A LSPD Police Cruiser is destroyed on the tarmac, and Michael evades the wreckage.
1:06-1:07 Dr. Friedlander telling Michael that he needs a new therapist.
1:08-1:14 GTA V logo with the release date.
1:15-1:17 Rockstar Games logo.
Time Character Quote
0:03-0:04 Isiah Friedlander What do you want, Michael?
0:05-0:08 Michael De Santa I don't know. I want something that isn't this.
0:11-0:14 Tracey De Santa Dad! Jimmy called me a bitch!!
0:15-0:18 Michael De Santa I want to be a good dad; I love my family; Live the dream!
0:19 Michael De Santa (as he's wrestling the remote from Tracey) Gimme that!
0:19-0:22 Tracey De Santa No! (as she storms off) I hate you! Auughh!!!
0:25-0:27 Jimmy De Santa Why do I have to hold your hand through this whole midlife-crisis bullshit?
0:29 Michael De Santa Come here!
0:30 Kyle Chavis Ahhh!
0:31 Amanda De Santa Don't kill him!
0:35-0:38 Michael De Santa But at the same time, I really want the other stuff, too.
0:41 Michael De Santa Get down!
0:43-0:45 Isiah Friedlander And you're plainly addicted to chaos.
0:45-0:46 Michael De Santa I'm not sure that's true, Doc.
0:53-0:55 Michael De Santa I'm rich! I'm miserable! I'm pretty average for this town.
1:06-1:08 Isiah Friedlander I think you need a new therapist.


Grand Theft Auto V - Franklin

The song in Franklin's trailer is "Hood Gone Love It" by Jay Rock featuring Kendrick Lamar.

Time Analysis
0:00-0:04 Rating.
0:04-0:07 Strawberry near Franklin Clinton's house.
0:07-0:11 Franklin arguing with Lamar Davis and Denise Clinton about their gangbanging "heritage".
0:11-0:14 Franklin and Lamar kill several Ballas on Grove St.
0:14-0:16 Franklin walking Chop at night in Strawberry.
0:16-0:17 Franklin arguing with Lamar about trying to get out of the hood.
0:17-0:19 A Ballas gangster fires an Assault Rifle.
0:19-0:22 Lamar accusing Franklin of sounding like a snitch.
0:22-0:23 A Ruiner does a doughnut in front of a Picador and Gauntlet before an illegal street race.
0:23 Hood shot of the Gauntlet.
0:24 A Police Maverick chases after the illegal street race.
0:25 View of the police chase from a LSPD Police Cruiser.
0:25-0:28 Interior shot of customers and dancers at the Vanilla Unicorn.
0:29 Franklin gives Lamar's accusation a retort.
0:29-0:31 A Ballas member fires a pistol and a LSPD officer gives chase to a Families member.
0:32 Lamar insults Franklin.
0:33-0:34 A pole dancer at the Vanilla Unicorn.
0:34-0:35 Franklin does a burnout before outrunning the LSPD after robbing Vangelico's Fine Jewelry.
0:36-0:38 The LSPD chases after Franklin and his crew in the Los Santos River while Michael De Santa flips a Cruiser over in a Benson.
0:38-0:40 Lamar shows up at Franklin's house with Chamberlin OC Stretch.
0:40-0:41 Franklin kills a Ballas member with a shotgun.
0:41-0:43 A Police Maverick shines its spotlight on Franklin, Lamar, and Stretch.
0:43-0:44 Franklin attempts to shoot said Police Maverick.
0:44-0:45 Two Families members are arrested by the LSPD.
0:45 Stretch tells Franklin that he has no respect for the hood.
0:45-0:46 Franklin calls back Chop after the latter bites on Ballas OG D.
0:46-0:47 Franklin telling Stretch that he has respect for reality.
0:47-0:52 Franklin breaks into a Granger and he, Lamar, and Stretch attempt to outrun the LSPD with Lamar opening fire.
0:52-0:55 Franklin leaves his house.
0:55-0:59 GTA V logo with the release date.
1:00-1:03 Rockstar Games logo.
Time Character Quote
0:06-0:09 Franklin Clinton So, you're givin' me a lecture about not being a good enough gangbanger.
0:09-0:11 Lamar Davis That's all we got. That's our heritage.
0:17-0:18 Franklin Clinton But I thought we were tryin' to get off this bullshit.
0:19-0:22 Lamar Davis You're soundin' more and more like a snee-aye-itch, everyday.
0:27-0:30 Franklin Clinton Yeah, I sound like somebody tryin' to make some paper and not get killed.
0:31 Lamar Davis Oh, my bad Mr. Gold-Card.
0:39 Lamar Davis Ha! Gangsta shit!
0:45 Stretch You ain't got no respect!
0:46 Franklin Clinton Yeah, I got respect for reality!
0:52-0:54 Lamar Davis Enjoy them holes, homie!
0:54 Franklin Clinton Yeah, whatever.


Grand Theft Auto V - Trevor

The song in Trevor's trailer is "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way" by Waylon Jennings.

Time Analysis
0:00-0:04 Rating.
0:04-0:06 Trevor Philips howling like a wolf in the middle of Davis.
0:06-0:07 Trevor urinating in the corner of his meth lab.
0:07-0:08 The city limits sign for Sandy Shores.
0:08-0:10 Some pickup trucks drive by Trevor's trailer.
0:10-0:12 Trevor demanding that Ron Jakowski bring him coffee from his bedroom.
0:13-0:14 Trevor strikes a Lost MC biker with a baseball bat.
0:15-0:16 Trevor driving through Sandy Shores in his Bodhi.
0:16-0:19 Trevor picks up Michael De Santa in an excited fashion.
0:19-0:21 Floyd Hebert tells Trevor to leave his apartment.
0:21-0:22 Trevor enters a Cropduster.
0:22-0:24 Trevor flying said Cropduster across Lago Zancudo.
0:24-0:25 Trevor chokes Nigel, and Mrs. Thornhill hits Trevor with her purse to get him to stop.
0:25-0:27 Trevor tortures Ferdinand Kerimov, first by flipping the chair Kerimov is restrained in, then sparking a set of jumper cables.
0:27-0:31 Trevor conversing with Michael and Franklin Clinton in an industrial area.
0:31-0:34 Montage of Trevor knocking out various people.
0:34-0:36 Amanda De Santa tells Michael to keep Trevor away from her and their children.
0:36-0:38 Trevor complementing Amanda on her boob job.
0:38-0:41 A nearly-naked Trevor climbing over the railing of a bridge.
0:41-0:43 Trevor shoots a Rebel with a shotgun, causing it to explode.
0:43-0:45 Trevor walking by burning bodies with a Jerry Can in hand.
0:46-0:47 Trevor talking with Michael at a loading dock.
0:47 Trevor fires an Assault Rifle from the wing of a Cuban 800.
0:48-0:49 Trevor jumps off said Cuban 800 with explosions in the background.
0:49-0:51 Trevor making gunshot noises, telling someone they would get shot.
0:51-0:52 A Police Maverick flies northward past the Mile High Club.
0:52-0:53 Trevor kicks the pilot of said Police Maverick out.
0:54-0:56 Trevor bails out of a Premier just before hitting a Freight train head on.
0:56-0:59 Trevor demands that Floyd give him a massage.
0:59-1:03 GTA V logo with the release date.
1:04-1:08 Rockstar Games logo.
Time Character Quote
0:02-0:03 Michael De Santa Did I ever tell you about Trevor?
0:03-0:05 Trevor Philips (Howling like a wolf)
0:06-0:07 Unknown A major drug dealer.
0:07-0:09 Lester Crest Real, hillbilly-type shit.
0:10-0:12 Trevor Philips (to Ron Jakowski) Bring me my coffee, or I'll cut your arm off!
0:16-0:18 Trevor Philips Back in town, baby! Yeah!
0:19-0:21 Floyd Hebert Please, just go and ruin someone else's home furnishings!
0:24-0:31 Trevor Philips I'm new in town; I'm making friends, alright? A lot of friends! I mean, things could get really messy!
0:34-0:36 Amanda De Santa Just keep him away from me and the children!
0:36-0:38 Trevor Philips (unintelligible growling) Nice new tits, by the way!
0:40-0:41 Michael De Santa What is wrong with you?
0:43-0:47 Trevor Philips I have abandonment issues. I see a shrink once a week.
0:48 Trevor Philips Yeah!
0:49-0:51 Trevor Philips (imitating gunshots) You'll be shot, amigo!
0:52 Trevor Philips Get out!
0:54-0:55 Trevor Philips (laughing manically)
0:55-0:57 Trevor Philips Floyd! Massage!
0:57-0:58 Floyd Hebert No, no, I really don't-
0:58-0:59 Trevor Philips Do you want me to get out my dick again?!

The Official Trailer

On August 29, 2013, Rockstar Games released the final trailer prior to the game's release, dubbed the "Official Trailer". The song used in the trailer is "Sleepwalking" by The Chain Gang of 1974.

Grand Theft Auto V - The Official Trailer

Official Trailer Analysis

Time Analysis
0:00-0:02 Aerial shot of the Grand Senora Desert.
0:03-0:05 Michael De Santa, Franklin Clinton, and Trevor Philips talking in Trevor's meth lab.
0:05-0:08 Michael and Franklin poolside at Michael's mansion.
0:09-0:11 (Rockstar Games Present) Michael, Trevor, and an accomplice prepare to rob the Blaine County Savings Bank.
0:11-0:13 Trevor walking away from his trailer with Ron Jakowski and Wade Hebert behind him.
0:13-0:14 Trevor bangs his head against a wooden pallet.
0:14-0:17 Michael arguing with Trevor in the meth lab.
0:17-0:18 Trevor shoots a security camera as he, Michael, and an accomplice enter the Blaine County Savings Bank.
0:18-0:20 (A Rockstar North Production) A vault door is blasted open.
0:20-0:22 Michael talks with Lester Crest about "unretiring".
0:22-0:26 Trevor shouts in excitement.
0:27 Michael kicks down a vault gate.
0:27-0:29 Los Santos aerial south of the Vinewood Sign with a Buzzard flying towards Downtown Los Santos. GTA V logo appears.
0:30-0:31 Michael talking with his crew before robbing Vangelico's Fine Jewelry.
0:31-0:32 Franklin breaks into an Infernus.
0:32-0:34 Lamar Davis talking to Franklin at Del Perro Beach.
0:35-0:36 The LSPD gives chase to Franklin.
0:36 Michael talking to a heist crew with Lester looking on.
0:36-0:38 Michael takes a hard drive from a server.
0:38 A trailer explodes behind Trevor as he reloads an Assault Rifle.
0:39-0:40 Trevor in a Submersible as it is being raised.
0:40 Trevor snatches a briefcase from Michael.
0:41-0:42 Michael and an accomplice remove a pane of glass from the FIB Building's skylight.
0:42-0:44 Amanda De Santa yells at her husband.
0:44-0:46 Michael dives out of a helicopter, diving towards the FIB Building.
0:47-0:48 Trevor walking through Paleto Bay armed with a minigun.
0:48-0:49 Franklin outruns the LSPD on a motorbike.
0:50-0:51 Michael escaping from the FIB Building as explosions rock the elevator shaft.
0:51-0:52 Lester talking with Michael, Franklin, and Trevor.
0:52-0:53 Trevor fires his minigun at corrupt Blaine County Sheriff's deputies.
0:53-0:54 A P-996 LAZER flies over a bridge, destroying several police vehicles in the process.
0:54-1:00 GTA V logo with the release date.


Time Character Quote
0:02-0:05 Michael De Santa A few weeks ago, I was happily sulking by my swimming pool...
0:05-0:06 Michael De Santa What do you want?
0:06-0:08 Franklin Clinton I just came by to see if there's something I can help you with.
0:08-0:09 Michael De Santa I'm retired.
0:11-0:13 Michael De Santa ...and my psychotic best friend shows up out of nowhere...
0:13-0:14 Trevor Philips Nobody tells me what I want!!
0:14-0:17 Michael De Santa torture me over mistakes I made over a decade ago!
0:20-0:21 Lester Crest So you're back in the game?
0:21-0:22 Michael De Santa I guess.
0:22-0:26 Trevor Philips YES!! Wooo!! Welcome back, man!!
0:29-0:31 Michael De Santa We're all professionals; we all know the score.
0:32-0:33 Lamar Davis This is legit business.
0:33-0:34 Franklin Clinton 401(k)s, tax returns, and all?
0:36-0:38 Michael De Santa We're gonna move quick, and we're gonna keep cool.
0:38-0:40 Trevor Philips My job!! My score!! Get your own!!
0:42-0:44 Amanda De Santa You are alone, you pathetic psychopath!
0:50-0:52 Lester Crest Suppose that a group hug's out of the question? (chuckles)
0:55-1:00 Trailer Announcer Grand Theft Auto V. Coming September 17th. Rated "M" for "Mature".