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Them Cholos are gonna blow up my liquor - there's so much of it at the warehouse, one match'll blow it all the way to Tennessee.
Phil Cassidy

Boomshine Blowout is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories given to protagonist Victor Vance by gun runner Phil Cassidy from Phil's Depot in Viceport, Vice City.


Victor Vance goes by Phil's Depot looking for some work and once again finds a drunk Phil Cassidy. Phil, at first, won't admit that he is drunk does know that the Cholos are planning to blow up his liquor stored at The Big Package Storage Co. warehouse in Little Havana. After reminiscing about his abusive father, Phil decides to help Victor get the boomshine before it blows up the warehouse.

Victor drives to the warehouse and Phil opens the door, causing an explosion inside. In an effort before the warehouse blows up completely, Victor uses a Forklift to move the four cases of boomshine on to the back of Phil's truck. Phil then drives away to find a safe place to put his liquor.

Mission Objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Get in Phil's truck.
  • Take Phil to the warehouse.
  • Park the truck around the back.
  • Get on the forklift.
  • Get the boomshine out before it overheats and explodes!
  • The warehouse is nearly trashed!
  • Pick up a boomshine crate.
  • Load the boomshine onto the truck.

Post-Mission Pager Message

Aunt Enid: Has your brother been in touch? He hasn't done his chores... again.


The reward for completing the mission is $250 and unlocking the mission Truck Stop.


Victor Vance goes to see Phil Cassidy at his depot, and finds Phil lying on the floor, drunk.
Victor: Phil, what's going on? You're a mess.
Phil: I'm not drunk, I'm just resting my eyes.
Victor:, what's going on?
Phil: (belch) My Boomshine's about to get blown sky high by a bunch of angry scumbags.
Victor: What?
Phil: Them Cholos are gonna blow up my liquor - there's so much of it at the warehouse, one match'll blow it all the way to Tennessee. Tennessee, here I come...
Victor: Phil, come on. Let's deal with it.
Phil: (coughs) The thing is, Vicky boy, my daddy was an angry man. He never, ever told me I was special. In fact - he used to beat me. Especially when he caught me staring at my cousin or my sister. You know what he said to me? He said I'd be better off dead...
Victor: And how exactly is this helping?
Phil: The tragedy of it is...I'm just like him - I'm a drunk. I deserve to die! It should have been me instead of Zack on hill 491, man. I'm coming home, daddy! (laughs) Yeah, daddy, I'M COMING HOOOME!
Victor: You're pathetic.
Vic and Phil get into the Walton and drive to The Big Package Storage Co. warehouse in Little Havana. Upon arriving at the back of the warehouse, Phil checks the entrance.
Phil: I could've sworn I've locked this place up.
Victor: Phil, don't open the...!
As Phil opens the gate, the warehouse entrance explodes.
Phil regains consciousness and finds the inside of the warehouse on fire.
Phil: Scheming Cholo bastards booby-trapped my place! Ain't no use running. When that Boomshine blows, we're all gonna die!
Victor: Get a grip! I'll get your damn liquor.
Phil: I'll back the truck up to the door. You load her up.
Phil backs up his Walton to the warehouse entrance, and Vic uses a forklift to get Phil's boomshine and load it onto his truck. As the warehouse slowly starts to collapse, Vic gets four cases of boomshine loaded onto Phil's truck.
Phil: I better put these babies in some safe place, huh?
Phil drives away.

Video Walkthrough


  • A bug exists in the PlayStation 2 versions, which sometimes makes the game crash or freeze upon the completion of this mission.


  • In the Spanish version, this mission is named "Adiós al Boomshine" which roughly translates to "Goodbye to the Boomshine".