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Tommy Vercetti: "Listen to me, I'm missing twenty keys and a lot of cash..."
Kent Paul: "Drugs, mate? It's a mug's game."
Tommy Vercetti: "What do you know about it?"
Kent Paul: "Oi oi! What I was coming to was, there's some chef-cum-trumpetshifter who deals out kitchen of a hotel on Ocean Drive. He's been looking real pleased with himself lately. You could go and check him out...?!"
Tommy Vercetti: "I will - and I'll be seeing you around."
Tommy Vercetti meets Kent Paul and finds a lead about the ambushed deal.

Back Alley Brawl is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City given to protagonist Tommy Vercetti by lawyer Ken Rosenberg from his office in Washington Beach, Vice City.


Rosenberg wants Tommy to find out more information about the ambushed drug deal. Rosenberg tells Tommy to meet Kent Paul, the biggest rumor guy in the city, at the Malibu Club, where he can usually be found. Tommy meets Kent Paul, who tells Tommy about part-time chef and hitman Leo Teal, who's "been looking real pleased with himself lately".

Tommy goes to an alley in Ocean Beach and beats Teal to death when he refuses to give him any information. Lance Vance then shows up and states that he too wants to find out about the deal, with his brother killed in the ambush. Three more chefs come outside and begin to chase Tommy and Lance, who go to Lance's white Infernus. Lance has Tommy drive to the Ammu-Nation store to show him where to get weapons, before returning to the Ocean View Hotel. Tommy gets out of the car with Lance saying he'll be watching Tommy, before he drives off.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Go to the Malibu Club and find Kent Paul
  • Go and find the chef on Ocean Drive
  • Beat up the chef
  • Pick up his cell phone
  • Follow Lance
  • Get in Lance's car
  • Go to Ammu-Nation
  • Drive back to the hotel


The reward for completing this mission is $ 200 and the mission Jury Fury for Ken Rosenberg is unlocked.


Possible Deaths

  • Leo Teal associates - Can be killed after killing Leo.


Tommy Vercetti enters Ken Rosenberg's office.
Ken: Ah! well, I hope you are having a good time. Because I'm going out of my mind with worry here. What did you find out?
Tommy: That there are more criminals in this town than in prison. We need a lead from the streets...
Ken: OK. Let me think, let me think - AH! I've got it! OK, there's this limey, some music industry slimeball, goes by the name of Kent Paul. Anyway he's got his nose so far up in most of Vice City's ass that if anybody knows the whereabouts of 20 k's of coke, it's this guy, all right? He's always at The Malibu.
Tommy: I'll go pay him a visit.
Ken: Take it easy now.
Tommy leaves Ken's office and heads to the Malibu Club. Inside, Kent Paul is at the bar talking to a woman.
Paul (to the woman): Where'd you pop up from? I've been looking for a bird like you for ages, mate.
Tommy (to a security guard): I'm looking for some English guy...
The guard points towards Paul at the bar.
Paul (to the woman): Kent Paul, mate. Yeah I'm the guvnor 'round here. I sort things out. You know what I mean? I'll treat you. Whatever you want, I'll get you, girl. Don't you worry about a thing mate.
Tommy (to the woman): Get lost honey.
The woman walks off and Paul calls after her.
Paul (to the woman): Oi oi oi oi oi!
Tommy (to Paul): You Kent Paul? I'm a friend of Rosenberg's...
Paul: Rosenberg...Rosenberg...Oh that bonkers ambulance chaser! That guy could defend an innocent man all the way to death row. (To barman) Give us another drink, bruv.
Tommy raises his fist to Paul's face.
Tommy: Everybody's a comedian. Listen to me. I'm missing twenty keys and a lot of cash...
Paul: Drugs mate? It's a mug's game.
Tommy shoves Paul to the floor.
Tommy: What do you know about it?
Paul: Oi oi! What I was coming to was, there's some chef-cum-trumpetshifter who deals out of a kitchen on Ocean Drive. He's been looking real pleased with himself lately. You could go and check him out...?!
Tommy: I will - and I'll be seeing you around.
Tommy walks off and Paul gets back to his feet.
Paul (to Tommy): Yeah, that's right. Go on - walk away, you mug. I'll knock you spark out! (To barman) Give me a drink - and where's that slut!
Tommy drives to the alley behind the hotel on Ocean Drive. He confronts the chef, who is talking to someone on his cell phone.
Chef: Hey, whatchoo lookin' at?
Tommy: You better start talking..
Chef: Hey, make me, you prick!
Tommy and the chef begin fighting. Tommy beats the chef to death and takes his cell phone. Tommy stands over the chef's body catching his breath. Lance Vance walks into the alley.
Lance: Oh, way to go, tough guy. Beat him to a pulp. That should make him real chatty.
Tommy: You want some too?
Lance: Hey chill. I want what you want, brother.
Tommy: Oh yeah? And what's that?
Lance: Your green - and my dead brother's white lady. Unfortunately, you just silenced our lead.
Tommy: Accidents happen. Get lost.
Lance: Hey, hey, whoa. No need to go all 'Lone Ranger' on my ass. The way I see it - we two hombres in a strange town. We need to watch each other's back.
Tommy: My back's just fine brother.
Three chefs appear and stand behind Tommy. Lance hands Tommy a pistol.
Lance: You sure about that? Here, take this... This way!
Lance runs out of the alley and Tommy follows him. Tommy and Lance get in Lance's Infernus.
Lance: One thing you gotta realise about this town. You gotta pack some heat. C'mon..The local gun shop's only a couple of blocks away.
Tommy and Lance drive to Ammu-Nation. Tommy walks inside and purchases a weapon, before driving back to the Ocean View Hotel. At the hotel, Tommy exits the car and Lance gets in the driver's seat.
Lance: I'm going to go see what I can dig up. I'll be watching you Tommy.
Lance drives off.

Post Mission Phone Call

  • Caller: Hey Leo, I think we have buyer for Diaz's merchandise. You've gotta give them a ring man, set up the deal, you know?
  • Tommy Vercetti: Where are you now?
  • Caller: You okay Leo? You sound kinda different.
  • Tommy Vercetti: Just tell me where you are!
  • Caller: Who the hell is this? Put Leo on man!
  • Tommy Vercetti: Leo's gone away for a while, he left me in charge.
  • Caller: Screw you, man!


Video Walkthroughs



  • The song that can be heard playing in the background during the Malibu Club cutscene is "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" by The Human League. The song can also be heard on the in-game radio station Wave 103, but is not played inside the Malibu Club during normal gameplay.
  • The song "I Melt with You" by Modern English is heard in the background of the cutscene that plays after you kill Leo, this song is not featured on a radio station and cannot be heard at any other point in game. There's a similar occurance in the opening cutscene for the mission Boomshine Saigon where the song "Burnin' for You" by Blue Öyster Cult is heard despite it not appearing at any other time in the game.
  • Even if the player runs over or shoots Teal without briefly confronting him first, Tommy will still express exertion in the following cutscene. The confrontation cutscene will not be played if the player decides to kill Leo.
  • If the player fails the mission by destroying the Infernus before Lance gets in, Lance will remain in the area, unlike other instances of the game where storyline characters instantly disappear at mission failures. He will behave like a normal NPC, and if Tommy attacks him he will fight back by shooting him.
  • The game will instruct the player to pick up Lance (by name) if he is left behind, even though Lance had not told Tommy his name until the mission Guardian Angels.

See Also