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For the mission of the same name in GTA Vice City, see Shakedown (GTA Vice City).

Marty: "A business associate of mine is having trouble with some idiots that need to be set straight."
Vic: "What business are you in?"
Marty: "I look after people and they look after me. Some times I have to remind them of their obligations if they don't..."
Marty Jay Williams tells Victor Vance about his business

Shakedown is the first mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories given to protagonist Victor Vance by Marty Jay Williams, leader of the Trailer Park Mafia, from his trailer in Little Havana, Vice City.


Victor arrives at the trailer park in Little Havana looking for Marty. However, Marty is not around and Victor finds his wife, Louise, and their daughter in Marty's trailer. Marty arrives a few moments later and initially orders Vic to leave, before getting out of his truck and verbally abusing Louise before threatening her and their daughter with violence. Victor eventually manages to introduce himself, and he leaves with Marty to help him take care of business matters.

Victor drives Marty to a Mal Viento store in Little Havana and dispatches of the four Cholo gang members at the store. Marty decides to put the stores protection rate up before driving to Verdi, a Cholo-protected store. Victor and Marty persuade the store clerk to pay protection after destroying his stock and killing three Cholo gang members. Marty congratulates Victor and says he may have more work for him.

Mission Objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Head over to the shop.
  • Take out the goons hanging outside the shop!
  • Enter the shop.
  • Stop the goons smashing up the shop!
  • Get to the Cholos' store!
  • Smash up the shop's stock to scare the owner!
  • Trash the shop's stock!
  • Kill the Cholo protecting the store!


The reward for passing the mission is $500 and the mission Fear the Repo is unlocked.


Victor Vance goes to see Marty Jay Williams at the trailer park in Little Havana after receiving a pager message from Phil Cassidy.
Victor: Hello? Marty? Phil Cassidy sent me.
Phil's sister, Louise Cassidy-Williams, greets Vic from the trailer, along with her baby daughter, Mary-Beth Williams.
Victor: Oh, hi.
Louise: Marty ain't home or nothin'.
Victor: Oh, oh okay. Well, do you know when he's gonna be back?
Louise: I don't know nuthin'.
Marty pulls up in his Bobcat.
Louise: Excuse me.
Marty: What do you want, boy?
Victor: Nothing. Are you Marty?
Marty: No. Now get gone, boy. Bitch! BITCH, GET YOUR SORRY ASS OUT HERE! I thought I told you to clean this shit up.
Louise: Marty, Mary-Beth's been sick.
Marty: Don't be using that baby as an excuse, Louise, 'cause I'll hit her as well as you!
Victor: Are you Louise? I'm a friend of Phil's.
Marty: A friend of Phil's? Well, why didn't you say so, boy? I'm Marty Jay Williams.
Victor: I was too busy watching you threaten your wife.
Marty: Well, we was only playing around, boy.
Louise: He didn't mean nothing by it. He only hits me when I deserve it.
Victor: Oh yeah? Well Phil says you guys might have some work for me. I'm Vic Vance.
Marty: Yeah, sure. I got a few things need taking care of right now, as a matter of fact. Drive me. And Louise - you better have this shit cleaned up before I get back. YOU GOT ME?!
Marty and Vic get into his truck and head to Mal Viento.
Marty: A business interest of mine is having trouble with some idiots that need putting straight.
Victor: What business are you in?
Marty: I look after people and they look after me. Sometimes I have to remind them of their obligations if they don't, but mostly I just mind my own business. You mind yours, pal.
At the store, Marty and Vic find two Cholos guarding the entrance.
Marty: OK, we're here. Now get on in there and teach them idiots a lesson.
Victor: You're not coming?
Marty: Why would I employ a dog, then bark myself? Go sik'em, pal.
Vic kills the two Cholos and goes inside, where a few more Cholos are threatening the store owner.
Mal Viento Owner: Please, I can't afford to pay any more protection.
Cholo #1: You don't pay - you don't stay! Fuck this place up.
A Cholo member smashes the display case as Vic enters the store.
Cholo #2: Who the hell is this hero?
Cholo #1: You're gonna be sorry.
Vic kills the two Cholos, then Marty enters the store.
Marty: You've done real good, Vic.
Mal Viento Owner: Marty, he's with you?
Marty: What are you doing letting scum in your store? My protection don't run to no daily visit. Are you hot for me, boy, is that it? You wanna see my pretty face here every day?
Mal Viento Owner: What?!
Marty: For wasting my time, your protection rate just went up.
Vic and Marty go outside.
Marty: Come on, Vic. Those Cholo boys normally protect a store nearby. Now it's gonna need new protection - let's go get it!
Vic and Marty get back into his truck and go to Verdi.
Victor: You're running a protection racket?
Marty: And more besides soon enough. C'mon, put the pedal to the metal, step on it.
Marty and Vic arrive at the store, with the entrance being unguarded.
Marty: This is it - let's get in there and bring them into the fold.
Marty and Vic go inside the store.
Verdi Owner: But, I pay protection to the Cholo.
Marty: I don't see them protecting you any. Vic, get to work.
Victor: Marty, this ain't right.
Marty: You want to get paid - be a man. Or are you all hat and no cattle?
Vic grabs a baseball bat and starts smashing up the store supplies.
Verdi Owner: Please, I don't want any trouble.
Marty: That's why you need us.
Verdi Owner: Please, this is crazy!
Cholo #3: Fuck them up!
Vic kills the Cholos that are guarding the store.
Verdi Owner: Okay, I'll pay, I'll pay!
Vic and Marty go outside.
Marty: You've done a man's job today. I might have more work for you. See you around.


Video Walkthrough


  • Marty's Bobcat has a glitch when he arrives in it during the first cutscene: the rear tire(s) don't move along with the pick-up truck.