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Roman: "Baby, when I look into your eyes, it means something. I see little Romans, I see little Mallories, I see stars, I see angels. In my homeland we have a saying..."
Guy on Radio: "Yeah, we got one too. You're a fag!"
―Roman sweet talking to Mallorie.

It's Your Call is a mission in Grand Theft Auto IV, given to protagonist Niko Bellic by his cousin Roman.

Plot and Walkthrough

Drive Roman

In the opening cutscene, Roman introduces Mallorie Bardas, his work colleague and girlfriend. Shortly afterwards, Vladimir Glebov introduces himself, and tells Roman to pay his debts. Vlad soon leaves, complaining about Niko constantly staring at him and threatening that he'll "have his head chopped off and put a film of it on the internet". Roman and Niko then leave so Roman could take Niko around the city.

Get into Roman's car.
Marker: Roman's Taxi

Roman asks Niko to drive him to the hardware store on Dillon Street in Schottler. The player must enter the taxi and follow the GPS route to the destination.

Take Roman to the hardware store.
Waypoint: Discount Hardware, along Dillon Street in Schottler, Broker

Along the way, Roman reveals that the hardware store is a front for a backroom gambling racket. He also reveals that the money he's using to play is the money that he owes to the Albanian loan sharks.


Remain stationary in the car and look out for the loan sharks.

Upon arriving, Roman gives Niko his old cell phone, with his new phone number already saved onto it. He asks Niko to serve as a lookout and watch for the Albanian loan sharks. They will be driving a beige Willard, and to call him if they arrive. He also warns Niko not to hurt them.

Phone Roman and warn him.

If the player remains in the car, they will soon receive a call from Roman, bragging about what good luck he's having. Soon enough, Niko spots a beige Willard pulling up to the curb across the street and the Albanian occupants step out. The player must call Roman to warn him.

Evasion and escape

Lose the loan sharks and take Roman back to the cab depot.
Marker: Albanians
Waypoint: Express Car Service, along Iroquois Avenue in Hove Beach, Broker

Roman will sneak out the back door, and jump into the taxi. The player must get Roman back to his office, but he reminds Niko that he isn't to hurt the loan sharks, as this will only infuriate his creditors.

The player must follow the GPS route back to the taxi office, drive into the marker, and then complete the short lesson on cell phone usage in order to complete the mission.

Post-mission Message

After the mission, Niko receives the following text message: Shit. Need help. Come to the depot quick, man! Rom


Niko Bellic greets Roman Bellic and Mallorie Bardas in the car depot. Vladimir Glebov enters and asks Roman Bellic to pay his debts, before leaving. Niko Bellic and Roman Bellic then leave.
Roman Bellic: Come on, big guy - either do some work or get out of here. We don't need jokers.
Cab Driver: Screw you.
Roman Bellic: Screw you! Baby... when I look into your eyes, it means something. I see little Romans, I see little Mallories, I see stars, I see angels. In my homeland we have a saying...
Cab Driver: Yeah, we got one too. You're a fag!
Roman Bellic: Shit...
Mallorie Bardas: Jesus, Roman, you fuckin' idiota. How can I take you seriously?
Niko Bellic: Very difficult, I think... Hello, Roman! Hello, Miss...
Roman Bellic: Mallorie, this is my cousin I tell you about, Niko...
Mallorie Bardas: Hi.
Roman Bellic: Niko, this is Mallorie, the beautiful girl I tell you about... See? Not everything I tell you was bullshit.
Mallorie Bardas: I bet most of it was.
Roman Bellic: Hey!
Mallorie Bardas: I hope you're less full of shit than your cousin over here.
Niko Bellic: Thank you.
Roman Bellic: This is the woman that I'm going to marry!
Mallorie Bardas: Huh! Whatever you say.
Vladimir Glebov: I thought you were going to marry me, baby?
Mallorie Bardas: Hey, Vlad.
Roman Bellic: Hey... Vlad... great! You're fuckin' crazy, man.
Vladimir Glebov: You should lose a few pounds - otherwise this beautiful lady is going to leave you.
Roman Bellic: I know... I'm a fat prick, what can I do?
Vladimir Glebov: Pay your debts?
Roman Bellic: I... I will do man. We spoke of this.
Vladimir Glebov: No, we didn't speak. You spoke then you say your phone out of batteries. You treat me like a bitch.
Roman Bellic: Never! I'd treat you like an idiot, not a bitch, eh?
Vladimir Glebov: I guess it's true... the beautiful women do like the guys with the funny sense of humor. Ho ho. I'm laughing.
Roman Bellic: I'll get you the money.
Vladimir Glebov: I know. And Roman... tell this fucking yokel here if he doesn't stop staring at me, I'll have his head chopped off and put a film of it on the internet!
Mallorie Bardas: Ouch...
Roman Bellic: Ah... all good... great...
Mallorie Bardas: Hah! Yeah, fantastic! Look, say what you like, but at least that guy knows how to speak to a lady.
Roman Bellic: Yes, he's all charm. Come on Niko, let's go. Darling... I'll see you later. I've got to take my cousin around some more, get him settled...
Niko Bellic drives to the hardware store. (First Possible Dialogue)
Roman Bellic: Niko, you're driving us to a hardware store on Dillon Street.
Niko Bellic: Doing some home improvements, Roman? You going to build this mansion you tell me about?
Roman Bellic: No, funny guy - we going to get money. In America we need money to do anything. You're taking me to a backroom game where I'll win all the dollars we need to really see this town. Nightclubs... women... titties...
Niko Bellic: You can play, right? You are good at this game?
Roman Bellic: I am the best. I kick all the asses that play me. They call me the Janitor.
Niko Bellic: Because you can't pay your debts and they make you mop the floor? Incredible.
Roman Bellic: Funny. No! I'm the Janitor because I always clean up. I always win, get it?
Niko Bellic: The Janitor. Sure. I seriously hope your cards are better than your nicknames.
Roman Bellic: Only problem is I'm playing with some money I've meant to give to these Albanian scumbags. Here's hoping they don't show up, eh?
Niko Bellic: We got loan sharks after us? Roman? What's going on?
Roman Bellic: After me, and it doesn't matter anyway. When I've played this game I'll have enough money to pay them back ten times. They're wimps anyway.
Niko Bellic drives to the hardware store. (Second Possible Dialogue)
Roman Bellic: Niko, you're driving us to a hardware store on Dillon Street.
Niko Bellic: Why are we going to this hardware store? You need to buy something?
Roman Bellic: No, the business shut down a long time ago. We go there because some guys are playing cards. I'm going to take them for everything they have.
Niko Bellic: I have the feeling only thing you will come out of there with is more debt. Has always been that way with you, Roman.
Roman Bellic: No, no, this is my game that they play. I have read all the books. You know Car Jabowitz?
Niko Bellic: No.
Roman Bellic: He on TV whole time. The Buffet Car? Come on. Anyway, I read this book, 'May Contain Nuts.'
Niko Bellic: What does this mean... contain nuts?
Roman Bellic: It's about making other players think you have best cards, make they think you have the nuts in your hand.
Niko Bellic: If you have their nuts in your hand, I believe they will know about it anyway.
Roman Bellic: Stupid question, stupid question. You just need know that I read book and I am very good at game. And I'm going to win lot of money for us.
Niko Bellic and Roman Bellic arrives at the hardware store. Roman Bellic then enters.
Roman Bellic: Niko, wait for me here while I go inside to clean up. Shit, I almost forgot. I'm giving you my old phone, my new number's in there. Call me if some Albanians show up in some shitty beige Willard. Those are the guys I owe money to. Do not hurt them, I know what you're like, Niko Bellic.
Niko Bellic: You and your debts, Roman. Always the same. Never change.
Roman Bellic calls Niko Bellic.
Niko Bellic: It's all quiet out there Roman, you winning? Please say yes.
Roman Bellic: Don't worry I'm getting so many bullets it's like I'm an AK. We're cool.
Soon, the loan sharks, Dardan Petrela and Bledar Morina, arrive.
Niko Bellic: Roman, it looks like your money landing friends are here.
Dardan Petrela: Come on, this piece of shit is gambling our money in here.
Niko Bellic calls Roman Bellic.
Niko Bellic: Cousin - two guys are going into the store. I think they are the loan sharks you speak of.
Roman Bellic: Shit, I'm down.
Niko Bellic: You better get out of there.
Roman Bellic: Alright, alright I'm coming.
Roman Bellic enters the car.
Roman Bellic: Shit, Niko, it's them, they must have been told I was here.
Dardan Petrela: Roman Bellic, we will find you soon.
Niko Bellic drives back to the car depot, with the loan sharks on their tail.
Roman Bellic: Remember, do not hurt the loan sharks. The debt will just increase. Get us back to the depot, quick!
Niko Bellic: Alright cousin, I'll lose them. Not so tough now.
Roman Bellic: Just like the old days, eh?
Niko Bellic: In the old days we were dodging bombs, not loan sharks.
Roman Bellic: Just drive. Leave the funny comments to me.
Niko Bellic loses the loan sharks. (First Possible Dialogue)
Roman Bellic: Do you think they saw me?
Niko Bellic: Of course they saw you. I mean... you're a distinctive man Roman.
Roman Bellic: That is why the ladies love me. Fuck those shylocks, they'll get their money. They just have to wait.
Niko Bellic: We should stand up to them. Where is your pride?
Roman Bellic: Niko, you're new. You don't understand the way things work.
Niko Bellic: Oh yeah?
Roman Bellic: We're at the bottom of the ladder man. These thugs push us around. But they are not to be feared. It is the Russian mobsters, Vlad's bosses, that run everything. Be careful of them.
Niko Bellic: You tell me to behave, Mr. Janitor? If you understand it all, where is the money?
Roman Bellic: I lost it this time, but when I go back the last thing they will expect is for me to take everything. Then I really will clean up.
Niko Bellic: I will believe when I see, Roman.
Niko Bellic loses the loan sharks. (Second Possible Dialogue)
Roman Bellic: Hey, they have stopped following us. Clearly they are too scared of what I could do to them. I do not understand it. I do everything I learn on TV. Everything that I read in the books. I do what Car Jabowitz tell me in 'May Contain Nuts'. I raise on flop, I ride river, it don't make no sense.
Niko Bellic: It don't make no sense to me neither.
Roman Bellic: Shit, you ain't going to make sense to no people if you keep speaking in that language. Here in Liberty City, we speak English. Get used to this.
Niko Bellic: The money, the people, all of this noise around us - there is a lot of stuff I must get used to here in Liberty City. I think that speaking this language should be the least of my problems.
Roman Bellic: Sure. I will remind you of that in a few weeks.
Niko Bellic and Roman Bellic arrive at the cab depot. Roman Bellic then enters.
Roman Bellic: We're here. You like your phone? Maybe one day you get a premium quality one, like mine. Then you will have really made it.
Niko Bellic: I can only wish.
Roman Bellic: See you later, cousin.
Roman's car has been trashed.
Niko Bellic and Roman Bellic alight from a bus outside the cab office. Roman Bellic then enters.
Roman Bellic: I see what I can do about getting money for a cab. You think anyone will let me take out insurance policy? We see.
The loan sharks are spooked.
Niko Bellic calls Roman Bellic
Niko Bellic: Cousin, you don't need to worry about those guys. I think I just persuaded them to drop your debt.
Roman Bellic: What have you done, cousin? This is not good. Others will come and take more money from us. I really must win now. Leave me here.
The loan sharks caught Roman Bellic.
Niko Bellic calls Roman Bellic.
Roman Bellic: Cousin, shit. Why you no warn me that these guys are coming in the store? Now they take all my money from me.
Niko Bellic: If they had not taken it, others players would have. It's all the same, Roman.
Roman Bellic: Eh, fuck you Niko.
Niko Bellic calls Roman Bellic
[The phonecall will only work if Niko receives the message from Roman]
Niko Bellic: Hey Roman, I got your text.
Roman Bellic: Great, Niko. I've got my hands full at the moment with these charming money lenders I know. Maybe you should come to the cab office and help me out?
Niko Bellic: I'll see you soon.

Video Walkthrough



  • The back door of the hardware store is open before this mission, allowing the player to access it. The store consists of a darkened room with a few tables. After the mission, it will be inaccessible for the rest of the game. However, the hardware store is available for Johnny and Luis to enter in the two DLCs at any time, during their respective games.
  • After warning Roman about the approaching loan sharks, the player will be unable to move the taxi until Roman re-enters it.
  • If the player arrives at the store in a different vehicle to Roman's taxi, the loan sharks will not appear.
  • If the player arrives at the hardware store with a wanted level, it will disappear once Roman heads inside.
  • The loan sharks will spawn in the direction Roman's cab is facing.
  • If Niko hits the loansharks' car after Roman enters the cab, the mission will fail.