Shakedown (GTA VC)

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Tommy Vercetti, Lance Vance, Avery Carrington and Ken Rosenberg discussing Tommy's next move after he and Lance killed Ricardo Diaz.

Tommy Vercetti, Lance Vance, Avery Carrington and Ken Rosenberg discussing Tommy's next move after he and Lance killed Ricardo Diaz.
Game GTA Vice City
For Tommy Vercetti
Location North Point Mall
Reward $2,000
Combat Sniper is available to purchase at Ammu-Nation (Downtown)
Assets are available to purchase
Unlocks Bar Brawl
Check Out At The Check In (after completing Autocide)
Unlocked by Rub Out

Shakedown is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City which the protagonist Tommy Vercetti does independently in the Vercetti Estate in Starfish Island, Vice City.


After taking over Diaz's mansion, Tommy discusses with Lance Vance, Ken Rosenberg, and Avery Carrington on what to do next. Lance tells Tommy that some stores are refusing to pay protection after knowing Diaz's death. Tommy heads to the North Point Mall to do a hit and run on the shop fronts to scare them into paying protection. As he destroys the windows of the shops, Tommy gets increasing attention from the police. Tommy manages to smash all the windows of five shops within five minutes.


The rewards for completing this mission is $2,000, the Combat Sniper is available to buy at the Downtown Ammu-Nation store, and assets can now be purchased by the player. The missions Bar Brawl and Check Out At The Check In (if Autocide has also been completed) are unlocked.


Ken Rosenberg: Oh, we gotta redecorate this place. We gotta make it look older. I can't stand this look. Tommy, whadaya say? Whadaya say we put a bar in...

Tommy Vercetti: You're my lawyer, Rosenberg, not my interior decorator. Got it? Listen to me, the time to take over this town is now. It's all out there waiting for us.

Lance Vance: We need to start seizing territory, let Vice City know we're the new players in town, know what I'm saying?

Avery Carrington: What you need is a legitimate front Tommy, real estate. It's never done me no harm.

Lance Vance: We need to start using some muscle or we can kiss all that hard work goodbye. Local businesses know Diaz is dead, and they're refusing to pay protection!

Ken Rosenberg: Ooh! We could try bribery...

Tommy Vercetti: Bribery? Screw bribery! I'll show you how to make 'em scared! I'll be back here in five minutes...

(Tommy starts shattering windows)

Shop owner: My livelihood, destroyed!

Shop owner: Ruined...RUINED!!

Shop owner: I pay through the ass for protection!

Tommy Vercetti: Vercetti. Remember the name.

Shop owner: My beautiful window display!

Shop owner: My store. My wonderful store.

Tommy Vercetti: I run this town now. ME!

Past mission phone call 1

Sonny Forelli: Tommy, remember me?

Tommy Vercetti: Hello Sonny.

Sonny Forelli: That's right, Sonny. We're old friends, you never write me, you never call. Don't you want to be friends no more?

Tommy Vercetti: I've been busy trying to sort things out. You didn't give me a lot of support down here, Sonny.

Sonny Forelli: Oh, my fault is it? Well, I've heard you been busy all right. Busy killing drugs barons. Busy taking over. Don't forget about us, Tommy, 'cause I can assure you, I ain't forgotten about you.

Post-mission phone call script

Avery Carrington: Howdy son, just thought I'd ring you up and give you some advice.

Tommy Vercetti: Hey, Avery, what's eating you ?

Avery Carrington: There's a lot of opportunity in this town if you own the right real estate, you catch my drift ?

Tommy Vercetti: I reckon so...

Avery Carrington: All I'm saying is keep your eyes open and you might find the perfect business opportunity. I'll catch y'later.

Tommy Vercetti: Later, Avery.


See also

Video Walkthrough

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