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Tommy, you are like a Pampas breeze that has freed me from the stench of corruption!
Colonel Cortez

Mall Shootout is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City given to protagonist Tommy Vercetti by retired army colonel Juan Cortez from his yacht docked in Ocean Bay Marina in Ocean Beach, Vice City.


Cortez hires Tommy to meet a courier, Pierre La Ponce, in the Washington Mall and retrieve some guidance chips that La Ponce should be delivering. Upon getting briefed by Cortez, Tommy makes his way to the mall and meets La Ponce on the second floor of the mall. Unfortunately, the GIGN ambushes the deal before La Ponce can hand over the guidance chips to Tommy. As soon as the GIGN appears, La Ponce makes a dash to some PCJ 600s parked outside, gets on one of them and tries to escape the mall, forcing Tommy to chase him and kill him to retrieve Cortez's merchandise. Upon retrieving the guidance chips, Tommy returns to the Ocean Bay Marina and gives them to Cortez, ending the mission.

Mission Objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Meet the courier at the mall.
  • The courier is fleeing with the guidance chips! Don't let him get away!
  • The courier is dead. Grab the guidance chips.
  • Take the guidance chips back to the Colonel.


  • Pierre La Ponce - Killed by Tommy Vercetti for not going through with the deal.
  • GIGN agents - Killed by Tommy Vercetti for ambushing the deal with Pierre La Ponce.


The reward for completing this mission is $500 and the mission Guardian Angels is unlocked, along with Waste the Wife, provided that Road Kill was completed beforehand.

Post Mission Phone Call

  • Mr. Black: Get to the payphone in Vice Point.


Tommy Vercetti goes to visit Juan Cortez aboard his yacht.
Cortez: Tommy! Come, join me. This looks delicious, huh? Tapir snout?
Tommy: Uhhh... no, no. No, thanks.
Cortez: Tommy, you are like a pampas breeze that has freed me from the stench of corruption, although, I must appear to mourn his passing and carry on with business as usual.
Tommy: This isn't getting me any closer to my money.
Cortez: Tommy, my friend, you are not in Liberty now. Here, we do things differently. I will continue with my enquiries, but in the meantime, I have a valuable deal to close.
Tommy: A favor for a friend, Cortez.
Cortez: You're a good friend, Tommy. I knew you would not let me down. I need you to meet a courier who has obtained some valuable technology for me...
Tommy goes to meet Cortez' courier, Pierre La Ponce, at the Washington Mall.
Pierre: Ze rain, she is tres wet zis time of the year...
Tommy: What?
Pierre: Ah, comment?
Tommy: Look, Cortez sent me. Just give me the damn chips.
Pierre: Oh, d'accord.
Suddenly, the deal gets ambushed by the GIGN.
GIGN Member: Freeze, imperialist American pig! Zat is propertay of ze government Francais. 'And eet over!
Pierre: You American idiot, they followed you here!
Pierre flees the scene and Tommy chases after him. After killing Pierre, Tommy gets the chips and drives back to Cortez while being chased by the cops.



Video Walkthroughs

See Also


  • The song that can be heard playing in the background during the opening cutscene is "Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister. The song is also featured on the in-game radio station Emotion 98.3, and played in the game's opening cutscenes.
  • The French GIGN officers use a unique model which is distinguishable from the regular SWAT models that are seen in wanted levels.
  • If Tommy attacks the contact before approaching him, he will attack Tommy with an Uz-I, but after approaching him the mission will carry on like normal.