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Earnest Kelly: "You planning on selling the old machinery, breaking it down?"
Tommy Vercetti: "I'm thinking we might print something - a newspaper, a magazine..."
Earnest Kelly: "Oh, crap, sonny, low grade crap. I've always fancied printing money. It ain't too hard. You know, I've been doing it on a small scale for years."
Tommy Vercetti: "Really?"
Earnest Kelly: "Sure. But we'd need some good quality plates. Of course! There's a counterfeiting syndicate already operating in Florida."
Tommy Vercetti: "A syndicate?"
Earnest Kelly: "Yeah. Just rumors is all I've heard."
Earnest Kelly tells Tommy Vercetti about a money counterfeiting syndicate operating in the state.

Spilling the Beans is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City given to protagonist Tommy Vercetti by Print Works operator Earnest Kelly from the Print Works in Little Havana, Vice City.


After buying the Print Works, Tommy Vercetti meets Earnest Kelly, the former owner. Tommy explains that his father used to work in a print works and Tommy cleaned the rollers with him as a child. Tommy intends to keep the Print Works open, and Earnest suggests that printing money is the profitable thing to do. He heard rumors of a money counterfeiting syndicate operating in the state but does not know anything more.

Knowing a man who is "good with rumors", Tommy heads to the Malibu Club to meet Kent Paul. After a slight scuffle, Paul tells Tommy that the boss of a shipping company at Viceport knows about the syndicate. Tommy heads down to Viceport and gets into a gun fight with a gang guarding the ship. After acquiring the information he needs from the boss, he heads back to the Print Works.

Mission Objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Go and meet Kent Paul at the Malibu Club!
  • Go to the Chartered Libertine Lines boat at the docks.
  • The Shipping Officer will have the information that is required.
  • Get the information back to the Print Works!



See also: Spilling the Beans/Walkthrough

Video Walkthroughs


  • The mission is the only known one in GTA Vice City that incorporates a taxi ride, which is only offered to the player to reach the Malibu Club (and not Viceport). The spawned taxicab is always a Kaufman Cab and the cost of the fare to the club is fixed at $9.
  • The song that can be heard playing in the background during the Malibu Club cutscene is "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson. The song is also featured on the in-game radio station Flash FM, but doesn't play inside the club in regular gameplay. In the 10th anniversary version for the game, this was replaced by "Obsession" by Animotion, which can be heard on the in-game radio station Wave 103.
    • Interestingly, while "Billie Jean" was removed from the PS4 version, it can still be heard in the club.