A Volatile Situation

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A Volatile Situation
Joseph Daniel O'Toole telling Toni Cipriani of Sindacco Family plans to destroy the Leone Family run casino in Saint Mark's.

Joseph Daniel O'Toole telling Toni Cipriani of Sindacco Family plans to destroy the Leone Family run casino in Saint Mark's.
Game GTA Liberty City Stories
For Joseph Daniel O'Toole
Target Protect a Leone Family-run casino from being destroyed.
Location Red Light District, Portland, Liberty City
Fail Death of Toni Cipriani
Arrest of Toni Cipriani (albeit without a wanted level)
Destruction of the Leone casino
Reward $1,000
Unlocks Blow Up 'Dolls'
Unlocked by Don in 60 Seconds

A Volatile Situation is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories that is given to protagonist Toni Cipriani by Joseph Daniel O'Toole from his bar in the Red Light District of Portland, Liberty City.


Toni goes to Paulie's Revue Bar looking for more work from O'Toole, who is entertaining some 'special' clients. He warns Toni about the safety of the Leone Family controlled casino in Saint Mark's. Toni leaves and drives at the casino, where he receives a phone call from O'Toole. O'Toole warns him of Sindacco Family plans to destroy the casino.

A group of Sindacco Family gang members arrive in a Sindacco Argento, with one of the gang members attempting to lay a bomb outside of the casino. Toni kills and stops the gang members, but is met by a second wave, who also arrive in another Sindacco Argento but wield Mac 10s. Toni once again kills and stops the Sindacco family gang members. A third group in a Patriot arrive with Micro SMG's in hand, but Toni again manages to fend them off.

After killing all three groups, the Sindaccos decide to unleash their biggest weapon: a large Yankee packed with explosives. The player may choose to either pursue and destroy the truck before it reaches its destination (thereby passing the mission), or wait for the truck to stop outside the casino with the bomb armed, at which point the player will be required to drive the truck away from the casino, but can only to so at a very low speed, as the driver had crippled the truck to remain in a low gear. Toni drives the truck to a safe distance and then exits the truck and runs away. The truck explodes and the mission ends.


Joseph Daniel O'Toole: Hey Toni, I can't come out right now, I'm busy... you know?

Toni Cipriani: Why? What's going on in there? ...and what the hell is that smell?

Joseph Daniel O'Toole: Look, Toni, we're catering for some real ah... specialists today. This stuff is internet gold-dust! What you should be concerning yourself with is that Leone gambling house, up in Saint Mark's. The Sindaccos are going nuts about it. I heard they're gonna blow the place off the map.

(Toni drives to the Leone family casino in Saint Marks and receives a phone call from JD O'Toole)

Joseph Daniel O'Toole: Toni? It's JD. Look, I just heard there's a bunch of Sindacco goons coming your way. And they're packing, big-time! Watch yourself!

Toni Cipriani: Thanks JD! Appreciate it.


The reward for completing the mission is $1,000. The mission Blow Up 'Dolls' for Joseph Daniel O'Toole is unlocked after completing the mission.


  • While the bomb is armed, if you take it and place it near the light pole, the pole will be permanently destroyed afterwards.
  • This is one of only three missions where players do not gain a wanted level, the others being Home Sweet Home and No Son of Mine.
  • Pre-release information revealed that this mission's original name was Casino Rumble.


Video walkthrough

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