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The Gamechangers

BBC-produced factual drama starring Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton, telling the story of the battle behind the hit video game Grand Theft Auto.

This 90-minute factual drama goes behind the scenes of the hit video game Grand Theft Auto, arguably the greatest British coding success since Bletchley Park.

In autumn 2013, the game's latest iteration - GTA: V - earned $1bn in just three days, becoming the fastest-selling entertainment product in history. But this drama goes back to 2002, to tell the story of a three year period of intense controversy in the history of this iconic game's development. It happened when two passionate men on either side of a high-stakes cultural divide clashed. This conflict, between the creative genius behind the game and a self-styled crusader for American morality, escalated into a fight for the hearts, minds and freedoms of an entire gaming generation.

The Gamechangers stars Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton. It is intended for an adult audience and is part of the BBC's Make It Digital season. It is unauthorised by the producers of Grand Theft Auto.

1 hour, 29 minutes

Last on

Tue 15 Sep 2015 21:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Writer James Wood
Producer Jim Spencer
Director Owen Harris
Executive Producer Mark Hedgecoe
Sam Houser Daniel Radcliffe
Jack Thompson Bill Paxton
Dan Houser Ian Keir Attard
Jamie King Joe Dempsie
Terry Donovan Mark Weinman
Patricia Thompson Fiona Ramsay
Jen Kolbe Shannon Esra
Devin Moore Thabo Rametsi
Johnny Thompson Garion Dowds
Tom Masters James Alexander
Pat Vance Jenna Dover
Ray Reiser Dean Fourie
Lt Col Dave Grossman Stephen Jennings
Judge James Moore David Morin
Patrick Wildenborg Gideon Lombard
Doug Lowenstein Nick Boraine
Michelle Gerilikos Inge Beckmann
Federal Agent Dale Jackson
Judge Dava Tuni Nicole Sherwin
Steve Strickland Thorsten Wedekind
Congregation Lady Vanessa Cook
Laila Abena Ayivor
Dr John Murray David Butler

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