Brawn of the Dead

Brawn of the Dead
Victor Vance taunting Jerry Martinez on the phone whilst Lance Vance looks on
Victor Vance taunting Jerry Martinez on the phone whilst Lance Vance looks on

Victor Vance taunting Jerry Martinez on the phone whilst Lance Vance looks on
Game GTA Vice City Stories
For Lance Vance
Location Ocean Beach, Vice City
Reward $850
Unlocks Blitzkrieg
Accidents Will Happen
Unlocked by From Zero to Hero

Brawn of the Dead is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories given by Lance Vance to protagonist Victor Vance.


Victor arrives at Lance's apartment. Just as Lance enters with a new suit. Vic calls Jerry Martinez and taunts him for the drug shipment he stole from him but Martinez tells him the coke belonged to the Mendez brothers and that they are going to kill anyone involved in it including Martinez himself, then informs him that he will turn state's evidence. Vic angrily starts shouting at Lance just as Lance finds out that he's got a buyer who'll buy the drugs. The two drive over to the North Point Mall in Vice Point and Spitz (the buyer) needs a stuntman to finish a stunt movie for him inside the mall. Vic decides to do the stunts while Spitz and Lance do their drug trade. He first kills all the zombies with a shotgun and then in the second scene the zombies are invading a recording store where Vic kills them all with a Katana. Once finished Vic and Lance both drive over to Lance's apartment in Ocean Beach to pickup the rest of the drugs but upon arriving they find out that their mother has taken all the drugs. The mission is based on the filming of the original 1978 Dawn of the Dead as well as the 1985 film Day of the Dead. Dawn was filmed in a shopping mall, however it was located in Pennsylvania. Day of the Dead was filmed in Florida, however the plot unfolds mostly underground. It is inferred that while Vic is filming, Lance is negotiating a cocaine deal with the director, whom is obviously based on George Romero.


(Victor is talking over the phone while Lance arrives)

Lance Vance: Hey, Vic. Like the new threads?

Victor Vance: Terrifying. I need to use the phone.

(Jerry Martinez picks up the phone)

Jerry Martinez: Yeah?

Victor Vance: Thanks for the coke, Martinez. Now you know how it feels to get fucked.

Jerry Martinez: Oh, you fucked us both, Vic. That coke you ripped off belonged to the Mendez brothers. I was just the shepherd. Now we're all on their shit list, and the only way off is in a fucking bag. I'm turning states. I'm gonna ruin you, your brother, Mendez, everyone. Happy holidays.

(Jerry Martinez hangs up the phone)

Victor Vance: Lance! You useless degenerate asshole!

Lance Vance: We don't have to worry about a thing. Once we sell the coke, we can pay off the feds and handle anything the Mendez brothers throw at us. Listen, I've got a buyer. Let's go see him.

(Lance and Vic while on their way to the mall)

Lance Vance: My man is filming some... 'Z' list movie over at the mall. They only let him shoot at night, so we'd better get over there, pronto.

(Lance and Victor arrive in the mall.)

Lance Vance: Hey, Spitz! Looking for inspiration? I got all you need.

Spitz: All I need, huh? A stuntman's what I need. We've got to wrap this scene before the mall opens.

Lance Vance: Vic can handle your stunts. Meanwhile, you and I can talk snow business.

(After the scenes are finished)

Lance Vance: I am my brother's keeper. We got the deal. We're made for life! Let's go pick up the yayo.

(Vic and Lance both arrive at Lance's apartment)

Victor Vance: Mom!

Lance Vance: Mom! Hey, we're rich! Where is she?

Victor Vance: Ah, never mind, man. Just get the yayo.

Lance Vance: Yeah, it's in the spare room. Oh, shit!

Victor Vance: What?

Lance Vance: It's gone! And Mom's stuff is gone, too.

Victor Vance: Argh... Mom! Lance!

Lance Vance: Ain't that a bitch! I can't believe she took our coke!

Victor Vance: Yeah, so what do we do now, moron?

Lance Vance: Wait, wait, let me think. I know we can make it right. We'll just, uh... We'll explain things to Mendez brothers, you know?

Victor Vance: Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm sure in between chopping us up and feeding us to their dogs, they'll be very understanding. Lance, if we get out of this, I'm gonna kill you! Asshole!

Lance Vance: Alright.


Upon completing this mission the player is rewarded $850 and the missions Blitzkrieg and Accidents Will Happen are unlocked.


  • This mission probably refers to Dawn of the Dead because both the mission and the movie took place at a mall.

Video walkthrough

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