Sonny: "So how'd the deal go down? You sitting on some white gold?"
Tommy: "Look, Sonny, we were set up. The deal was an ambush. Harry and Lee are dead."
Tommy Vercetti tells Sonny Forelli about the ambushed deal

An Old Friend is the only storyline mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City given to protagonist Tommy Vercetti by Forelli Family Don Sonny Forelli. The mission is triggered from Tommy's suite in the Ocean View Hotel, located along Ocean Drive in Ocean BeachVice City.


Tommy starts the mission outside Ken's office then heads to the Ocean View Hotel and goes upstairs to his hotel room. Upon entering his room, he calls his boss Sonny, the head of the Forelli Family. Sonny wants to know how the drug deal involving Tommy and the Vance Crime Family went. Tommy informs him that the deal was ambushed and that both Harry and Lee, who had accompanied him and Ken, were killed. Sonny asks if he still has the money, which Tommy does not. An irate Sonny reminds Tommy that he is "not a man to be screwed with" and that Tommy will have to get his money back. Tommy reassures Sonny that he will get him his money and the drugs back. Sonny tells Tommy he will be in touch before hanging up, and the cutscene ends with Tommy angrily throwing the phone to the floor.

Mission Objectives

In order to receive and complete the mission the player must:

  • Arrive at the Ocean View Hotel
  • Enter the building
  • Go to the stairway


Marco's Bistro, Liberty City. Sonny Forelli receives a phone call from Tommy Vercetti regarding the unsuccessful drug deal.
Tommy: Hello Sonny.
Sonny: Tommy! Tommy. It's been too long. (Tommy sighs on the other end of the phone) I know, I know. You're just overwhelmed with emotion. Fifteen years - seems like only yesterday.
Tommy: I guess that's a perspective thing.
Sonny: Hey, doing time for the the family is no piece of cake, but the family looks after its own, OK? So, how'd the deal go down - you sitting on some white gold?
Tommy: Look, Sonny, we were set up. The deal was an ambush. Harry and Lee are dead.
Sonny: You better be kidding me, Tommy. Tell me you still got the money.
Tommy: No Sonny, I don't have the money.
Sonny: That was my money Tommy, MY MONEY! (Sonny slams the phone down on the table before picking it up again) You better not be screwing me, Tommy because you know I'm not a man to be screwed with!
Tommy: Wait Sonny. You have my personal assurance that I'm gonna get you your money back and the drugs. And I'm gonna mail you the dicks of those responsible.
Sonny: Hey. I already know that. You're not a fool Tommy, but I warn you, neither am I. If it was anybody else you'd be DEAD already. But because it's you, because we got history, I'm gonna let you handle this.
Tommy: Look, Sonny, you got my word.
Sonny: I'll be in touch.
Sonny hangs up and Tommy angrily throws the phone to the floor.


Video Walkthroughs


  • The song that plays during the cutscene is "Life's What You Make It" by Talk Talk, which can be heard on Flash FM.
  • A picture of mafia boss Carlo Gambino can be seen on the wall behind Sonny in Marco's Bistro.


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