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This is it, Mike. I've got a lot of heat on me from people I'm in debt to. I need to drum up some money fast.

Show the Money is the final mission in Grand Theft Auto Advance, given to protagonist Mike by bar tender Jonnie from the bar he works at in the Red Light District on Portland.


Jonnie is in debt to King Courtney, leader of the Uptown Yardies, and needs money quickly to stop Courtney sending his men to hound him for the money. An associate, Freddy has been playing him for a fool and has some money, which Mike can take. Mike drives to Freddy's location and confronts him, demanding ten thousand dollars. Freddy states that he only has $1,000 on him right now and will go to get some more. Freddy leaves a briefcase with the thousand dollars in it and the player is given two options. The first is to play it safe by taking the $1,000 and walking away, or the second option is wait for Freddy to get more money. The first option allows Mike to return to the bar quickly and the second leads to Mike killing Freddy and some associates in an ambush. After Mike collects the money, he returns to the bar and finds Jonnie dead. A car speeds off with Mike giving chase, following the car on to Staunton Island.


If Mike takes the briefcase and runs off before Freddy returns, the reward for completing the mission is $1,000. Alternatively, if Mike waits for Freddy to get more money, the reward for completing the mission will be $5,000. Either way, Staunton Island and the mission Race to Run are unlocked by completing the mission.


At Jonnie's bar in Red Light District.
Jonnie: This is it, Mike. I got a lot of heat on me from people I'm in debt to. I need to drum up some money fast. This guy Freddy has been playing me for a fool with marked cards. Make an example of him and bring back his loot.
Mike: Tell me more about who's on to you and what this is about.
Jonnie: Let's just say I owe King Courtney over on Staunton several grand for party favors. His Yardies have been hounding me recently.
Mike meets Freddy in Portland Beach.
Mike: I heard you made a lot of dough with marked cards. I'll take it easy on you if you give me ten thousand.
Freddy: So that sweaty mess of a bartender sent you, huh? Figure I owe him some back from the winnings I've taken. I can give you a thousand now or ten thousand if you give me a minute. If you take that pile of loot, I'll figure you're satisfied and won't come back.
Freddy leaves.
Mike: Hmm, should I play it safe or wait this out?
Option 1: Collect the safe.
Mike: I'd better take the money and head back to the bar. I smell an ambush.
Option 2: Wait for Freddy.
Freddy: Well, I decided I wanted to keep my cash after all. Get him guys!
Mike: That's the last mistake you'll make. Hmm... I'm in trouble.
Mike kills Freddy and his goons.
Mike: The bastard only brought five thousand with him. Better head back to the bartender with the loot.
Mike returns to the bar with the money and finds Jonnie dead.
Mike: What the hell? It looks like a massacre, the bartender is lying in a pool of blood. I thought he was being paranoid about the danger he was in.
Mike: Damn! That's the sound of a car peeling out in a hurry. The bastards are trying to get away.



Video Walkthrough


  • For some reason, Mike refers to Jonnie as "bartender" when finding his body.