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{{Disambiglink|Not to be confused with [[In The Beginning...]], a mission from [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]}}
 
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|name = In The Beginning
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|caption=[[Carl Johnson]] confronts [[Frank Tenpenny|Tenpenny]] and his [[C.R.A.S.H.]] team after returning to Los Santos.
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|caption = [[Carl Johnson]] confronts [[Frank Tenpenny|Tenpenny]] and his [[C.R.A.S.H.]] team after returning to Los Santos
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{{Q|[[Grove Street]] - Home. At least it was before I fucked everything up.|[[Carl Johnson]]}}
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{{Q|Grove Street - Home. At least it was before I fucked everything up.|[[Carl Johnson]]}}
   
"'''In The Beginning'''" is the introductory [[cutscene]] of [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], which introduces the main characters and establishes the storyline.
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"'''In the Beginning'''" is the introductory [[cutscene]] of [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], which introduces the main protagonist and antagonists of the game.
   
 
== Cutscene ==
 
== Cutscene ==
[[Carl Johnson|Carl "CJ" Johnson]] leaves [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]] for [[Los Santos|Los Santos,]] after receiving a call from his brother, [[Sweet|Sean "Sweet" Johnson]], telling him that their mother [[Beverly Johnson|Beverly]] is dead following a drive-by shooting by Ballas gang members attempting to kill Sean.
 
   
Upon arriving in Los Santos, Carl catches a taxi. However, he is pulled over by a [[C.R.A.S.H.]] team led by Officer [[Frank Tenpenny]], with Officers [[Eddie Pulaski]] and [[Jimmy Hernandez]] assisting. After being carted away in their police car for allegedly carrying drug money, Carl learns that C.R.A.S.H. is framing him for the murder of Officer [[Ralph Pendelbury]], who had only been murdered ten minutes ago by Jimmy Hernandez (an event depicted during [[The Introduction]]). Now blackmailed for a crime he didn't commit, Carl is forced to aid C.R.A.S.H. whenever the need arises, but not before C.R.A.S.H. ditches Carl in an alleyway in [[Jefferson, Los Santos|Jefferson]], [[Ballas]] territory.
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{{Template:Quote|After five years on the east coast, it was time to go home.|[[Carl Johnson]] at [[Francis International Airport (3D Universe)|Francis International Airport]]}}The game starts with [[Carl Johnson]] placing a suitcase on the luggage carousel at [[Francis International Airport (3D Universe)|Francis International Airport]] in [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]] saying it is time to go back home after living in Liberty City for 5 years. As Carl takes his suitcase back, he gets a phone call from his brother [[Sweet Johnson]], who tells CJ that their mother is dead.
   
With a [[BMX]] nearby, Carl must make his way back to his old home in [[Grove Street]].
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When Carl is one block away from his home in Grove Street, [[Ganton]], [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]] his [[Taxi]] is pulled over by a police car having three members of [[C.R.A.S.H.]] - [[Frank Tenpenny]], [[Eddie Pulaski]] and [[Jimmy Hernandez]]. Carl exits the taxi with his hands on his head and is confronted by three [[Los Santos Police Department (3D Universe)|Los Santos Police Department]] police officers. Tenpenny seizes Carl's money, which he claims to be drug money. After that [[Eddie Pulaski]] bundles Carl into the police car.
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Tenpenny threatens Carl to frame him for the murder of LSPD officer [[Ralph Pendelbury]] (Which was actually committed by Hernandez when he was forced to do so by Tenpenny and Pulaski). Tenpenny tells Carl that he will be watching him. The officers then throw Carl out of the car in [[Jefferson]], a territory of [[Ballas (3D Universe)|Ballas]]. The game then instructs Carl to get on the BMX parked nearby and make his way back to Grove Street.
   
 
==Tutorial objectives==
 
==Tutorial objectives==
No actual mission takes place after the cutscene, but the game does instruct the player to:
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No actual mission takes place after the cutscene, but the game instructs the player to:
# Get familiar with the controls, and mount the bicycle.
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# Get on the BMX bicycle.
# Follow the blip on the map to the "[[Carl Johnson|CJ]]" icon, Carl's Mom's House on Grove Street.
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# Follow the "CJ" icon on the map and go to [[Johnson House]] in Grove Street.
   
At this point the player is free to ignore the directions given by the game, and play as they wish if they so choose.
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===Reaching Grove Street===
   
==Walkthrough==
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The mission ends when the cutscene ends. The game instructs the player to reach Grove Street, but it is not part of the mission.
===Getting familiar===
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Once the cutscene ends, CJ will be in an alleyway in Jefferson with a BMX parked nearby. Either get on the BMX as the game tells or take any other vehicle and get back to [[Johnson House|CJ's home]](Denoted by "CJ" icon on the radar) in Grove Street.
After the introductory cinematic scene, CJ is in an alleyway in Jefferson (the territory of the [[Ballas]], a rival gang), with [[Money|$350]] and no weapons. As there is no immediate danger to CJ's safety, it's advisable for the player to take a few moments to familiarize themselves with the controls, the pause options, and the [[Radar]]. Once comfortable, mount the [[BMX]] with the blue cone marker hovering over it.
 
   
===Pedaling your way home===
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The game will tell you how to pedal the BMX. The controls are same for other land vehicles. The easiest route to reach Grove Streetis following the Railway track across the road.
Follow the roads to "CJ" icon on the map. It is southeast of the starting location. It is advisable to read the bicycling tips that pop-up as the player rides, especially if this is their first time playing the game.
 
   
Optionally, before heading for the map icon, the player can take a detour for extra items. After mounting the bike, leave the alley and go around the corner on the left to the red building, [[Jefferson Motel]]. Climb the stairs to find a [[MP5]] on the roof. Continue on the way to the map icon, but look beneath the bridge overpass near Carl's Mom's House for [[Armor|Armour]] and a [[Micro SMG]]. There's also a [[Pistol]] in a back-yard nearby, a shovel in Ryder's backyard, and a [[Tec-9]] on Sweet's roof.
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Once CJ reaches Grove Street, walk into the mission marker in front of the Johnson House to play the first mission, [[Big Smoke (mission)|Big Smoke]].
   
Enter the Grove Street cul-de-sac, and walk into the round red mission marker to begin [[Big Smoke (Mission)]].
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==Transcript==
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{{/Transcript}}
   
== Trivia ==
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==Video walkthroughs==
* In the PC version, if the host computer is not running around 25-30 frames per second, Tenpenny will drive on before the train has finished crossing, causing the car to pass through the train.
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* The police car driven by Tenpenny in the cutscenes is not the same model as regular LSPD police cars. In the PC version, the car does not have specular reflection, causing it to look much darker than normal LSPD police cars.
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* During the cutscene at the airport, Carl has a [[Rockstar Games#Logo|Rockstar Games logo]] on his suitcase.
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* The name of this mission is not usually displayed in game. It can be seen by collecting enough money to buy a safehouse, and saving the game. The save file will display "In The Beginning".
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* The area where Carl is stopped by the police is near the alleyway just behind the [[Johnson House]].
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!PC Version
* The woman who takes Carl's suitcase at the airport looks different (almost cartoonish) from other pedestrians in the game.
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[[File:GTA San Andreas Intro & Mission 1 - Big Smoke, Sweet & Kendl (HD)|right|554px]]
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!IPad Version
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[[File:GTA San Andreas - iPad Walkthrough - Intro & Mission 1 - Big Smoke, Sweet & Kendl (HD)|thumb|right|554px]]
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FirstMission-GTASA2.jpg|C.R.A.S.H. throws Carl out into an alleyway in the middle of Ballas turf.
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FirstMission-GTASA2.jpg|[[C.R.A.S.H.]] throws Carl out into an alleyway in the middle of Ballas turf.
FirstMission-GTASA3.jpg|Carl returns to Grove Street for the first time in five years.
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FirstMission-GTASA3.jpg|Carl returns to [[Grove Street (3D Universe)|Grove Street]] for the first time in five years.
Francis INTL. Airport, Liberty City, 1992..jpg|Francis INTL. Airport, Liberty City, 1992.
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Francis INTL. Airport, Liberty City, 1992..jpg|[[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis Internationl Airport, Liberty City]], [[1992]].
 
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==Video walkthroughs==
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== Trivia ==
{| class="wikitable"
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* In the PC version, if the host computer is not running at around 25-30 frames per second, Tenpenny will drive on before the train has passed the level crossing, causing the car to pass through the train.
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* The police car driven by Tenpenny in the cutscene is not the same model as the regular LSPD car. In the PC version, the car does not have specular reflection, causing it to look much darker than a normal LSPD car.
!PC Version - GTASeriesVideos
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* During the cutscene at the airport, Carl has a [[Rockstar Games#Logo|Rockstar Games logo]] on his suitcase.
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* The name of this mission is not usually displayed in-game. It can be seen by collecting enough money to buy a safehouse, and saving the game. The save file will display "In The Beginning".
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* Carl is stopped by the police outside the [[Pawn Shop]] behind the Johnson House, next to the alleyway that leads into Grove Street.
[[File:GTA San Andreas Intro & Mission 1 - Big Smoke, Sweet & Kendl (HD)|right|554px]]
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* The woman at the airport who takes Carl's suitcase has very low texture details.
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* Activating the "[[Jetpack]] Cheat" before Carl is thrown out of the police car will render him invisible and [[wasted]] at the same time, this also allows Carl to access stores before starting the mission after respawning.
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* Carl's line, "You can't leave me here - it's Ballas' country!" is a reference to Duke's line in [[wikipedia:Fear_and_Loathing_in_Las_Vegas_(film)|Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas]], "We can't stop here, this is bat country."
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
*[[The Introduction]]
 
*[[The Introduction]]
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Latest revision as of 03:39, April 7, 2015

Not to be confused with In The Beginning..., a mission from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
MISSION CUTSCENE
In The Beginning
FirstMission-GTASA
Carl Johnson confronts Tenpenny and his C.R.A.S.H. team after returning to Los Santos
Game: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
For: Carl Johnson
Location: Los Santos
Unlocks: Big Smoke
"Grove Street - Home. At least it was before I fucked everything up."
Carl Johnson

"In the Beginning" is the introductory cutscene of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which introduces the main protagonist and antagonists of the game.

Cutscene Edit

"After five years on the east coast, it was time to go home."
Carl Johnson at Francis International Airport
The game starts with Carl Johnson placing a suitcase on the luggage carousel at Francis International Airport in Liberty City saying it is time to go back home after living in Liberty City for 5 years. As Carl takes his suitcase back, he gets a phone call from his brother Sweet Johnson, who tells CJ that their mother is dead.

When Carl is one block away from his home in Grove Street, Ganton, Los Santos his Taxi is pulled over by a police car having three members of C.R.A.S.H. - Frank Tenpenny, Eddie Pulaski and Jimmy Hernandez. Carl exits the taxi with his hands on his head and is confronted by three Los Santos Police Department police officers. Tenpenny seizes Carl's money, which he claims to be drug money. After that Eddie Pulaski bundles Carl into the police car.

Tenpenny threatens Carl to frame him for the murder of LSPD officer Ralph Pendelbury (Which was actually committed by Hernandez when he was forced to do so by Tenpenny and Pulaski). Tenpenny tells Carl that he will be watching him. The officers then throw Carl out of the car in Jefferson, a territory of Ballas. The game then instructs Carl to get on the BMX parked nearby and make his way back to Grove Street.

Tutorial objectivesEdit

No actual mission takes place after the cutscene, but the game instructs the player to:

  1. Get on the BMX bicycle.
  2. Follow the "CJ" icon on the map and go to Johnson House in Grove Street.

Reaching Grove StreetEdit

The mission ends when the cutscene ends. The game instructs the player to reach Grove Street, but it is not part of the mission. Once the cutscene ends, CJ will be in an alleyway in Jefferson with a BMX parked nearby. Either get on the BMX as the game tells or take any other vehicle and get back to CJ's home(Denoted by "CJ" icon on the radar) in Grove Street.

The game will tell you how to pedal the BMX. The controls are same for other land vehicles. The easiest route to reach Grove Streetis following the Railway track across the road.

Once CJ reaches Grove Street, walk into the mission marker in front of the Johnson House to play the first mission, Big Smoke.

TranscriptEdit

Transcript
Text reads LS INTL. Airport, Los Santos, 1992.
CJ After 5 years on the East Coast, it was time to go home.
Text reads "Los Santos International Airport"
CJ picks up his suitcase and leaves the airport. Phone rings.
CJ Sup?
Sweet Carl, it's Sweet.
CJ Sup Sweet, 'chu want?
Sweet It's Momma, she's dead bro.
CJ leaves the airport and enters a Taxi. The taxi is pulled over by an LSPD car.
Tenpenny Passenger, show us your hands.
CJ walks towards the police car.
Tenpenny Stop. Get down on your knees. Now down on your stomach. There you go.
CJ is handcuffed and searched by Hernandez.
Tenpenny I'll take that Hernandez.
CJ Hey that's my paper man, that's money.
Tenpenny This is drug money.
CJ That's my money, man.
CJ is stood onto his feet.
Pulaski Hey, don't worry about it. I'll fill it out later.
Tenpenny Welcome home, Carl. Glad to be back? You haven't forgotten about us, have you boy?
CJ Hell no Officer Tenpenny, I was just wondering what took y'all so long.
Tenpenny Get in the car.
CJ is taken to the police car.
CJ Ey, ease up man, damn.
Tenpenny Watch your head.
CJ hits his head on the car roof.
Pulaski (Laughter)
Tenpenny Oh, my bad.
Pulaski Get out of here, you grease ball bastard.
The taxi drives away.
Pulaski Stupid Mexican. "stares at Hernandez" Oh, hey sorry.
CJ My bag. Ey man, my bag!
The car drives away. The screen blacks out and then reappears in East Los Santos.
Tenpenny How have you been Carl? How's your wonderful family?
CJ I'm here to bury my Moms, you know that.
Tenpenny Yeah, I guess I do. So what else you got shaking Carl?
CJ Nothin'. I live in Liberty City now. I'm clean. Legit.
Tenpenny Nah, you ain't never been clean, Carl.
The car stops at the train track as a Freight crosses.
Pulaski Well what have we got here?
Tenpenny This is a weapon, Officer Pulaski, that was used to gun down a police officer not ten minutes ago. Officer Pendelbury, a fine man I might add. You work fast, nigga.
CJ You know I just got off the plane.
Pulaski Then it's a good thing we found you and retrieved the murder weapon.
CJ That ain't my gun.
Tenpenny Don't bull shit me, Carl!
Pulaski Yeah, don't bull shit him, Carl!
CJ What you want from me this time?
Tenpenny When we want you we'll find you. In the mean time, try not to gun down any more officers of the law. (Laughs)
The car drives into an alley.
CJ Y'all can't leave me here, this Ballas country!
Tenpenny I thought you said you were innocent Carl, that you don't bang?
Pulaski This is car 58.
CJ is thrown out of the car.
Tenpenny See you around, Carl, like a donut Carl. (Laughs)
Pulaski Officer Pendelbury's down? We'll be right over.
CJ Oh shit, here we go again. Worst place in the world, Rolling Heights Ballas country. I ain't represented Grove Street in 5 years, but the Ballas won't give a shit.
CJ walks up to a BMX. Help text reads "Follow the 'CJ' icon to get back to the hood." CJ rides the bike into Grove Street.
CJ Grove Street, home. At least it was before I fucked everything up.



Video walkthroughsEdit

PC Version
GTA San Andreas Intro & Mission 1 - Big Smoke, Sweet & Kendl (HD)12:58

GTA San Andreas Intro & Mission 1 - Big Smoke, Sweet & Kendl (HD)

IPad Version
GTA San Andreas - iPad Walkthrough - Intro & Mission 1 - Big Smoke, Sweet & Kendl (HD)12:41

GTA San Andreas - iPad Walkthrough - Intro & Mission 1 - Big Smoke, Sweet & Kendl (HD)

Gallery Edit

Trivia Edit

  • In the PC version, if the host computer is not running at around 25-30 frames per second, Tenpenny will drive on before the train has passed the level crossing, causing the car to pass through the train.
  • The police car driven by Tenpenny in the cutscene is not the same model as the regular LSPD car. In the PC version, the car does not have specular reflection, causing it to look much darker than a normal LSPD car.
  • During the cutscene at the airport, Carl has a Rockstar Games logo on his suitcase.
  • The name of this mission is not usually displayed in-game. It can be seen by collecting enough money to buy a safehouse, and saving the game. The save file will display "In The Beginning".
  • Carl is stopped by the police outside the Pawn Shop behind the Johnson House, next to the alleyway that leads into Grove Street.
  • The woman at the airport who takes Carl's suitcase has very low texture details.
  • Activating the "Jetpack Cheat" before Carl is thrown out of the police car will render him invisible and wasted at the same time, this also allows Carl to access stores before starting the mission after respawning.
  • Carl's line, "You can't leave me here - it's Ballas' country!" is a reference to Duke's line in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, "We can't stop here, this is bat country."

See also Edit

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