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{{Disambiglink|Not to be confused with [[In the Beginning]], a mission from [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]].}}
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{{Infobox mission
 
|name = In The Beginning...
 
|name = In The Beginning...
|image = Introduction-GTAVC.jpg
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|image = The Introduction.png
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|game = VC
 
|size = 300px
 
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|caption = [[Tommy Vercetti]], [[Harry]] and [[Lee]] shortly after arriving in [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]], with [[Ken Rosenberg]] in the [[Admiral|car]].
 
|caption = [[Tommy Vercetti]], [[Harry]] and [[Lee]] shortly after arriving in [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]], with [[Ken Rosenberg]] in the [[Admiral|car]].
|game = VC
 
 
|for = [[Sonny Forelli]]
 
|for = [[Sonny Forelli]]
|location = [[Saint Mark's]], [[Portland]], [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]]
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|location = [[Saint Mark's]], [[Portland]], [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]]
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|fail = n/a
 
|reward = [[Ocean View Hotel]] Safehouse
 
|reward = [[Ocean View Hotel]] Safehouse
 
|unlocks = [[An Old Friend]]
 
|unlocks = [[An Old Friend]]
 
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}}
   
{{quote|[[Tommy Vercetti]]... Huh! Shit. Didn't think they'd ever let him out...|[[Sonny Forelli]].}}
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{{quote|Tommy Vercetti... Huh! Shit. Didn't think they'd ever let him out...| [[Sonny Forelli]]}}
   
 
'''In The Beginning...''' is the introduction sequence in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], which introduces the main characters and establishes the storyline.
 
'''In The Beginning...''' is the introduction sequence in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], which introduces the main characters and establishes the storyline.
   
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
[[Forelli Family]] [[Gang Leaders|Don]] [[Sonny Forelli]] and mobsters [[Harry]] and [[Lee]] discuss the release of [[Tommy Vercetti]] from prison, after his being arrested for killing eleven men during a botched hit and serving fifteen years. The mobsters decide to send Tommy to [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]] to man their drug operations there for a few months. After flying to Vice City, Tommy, [[Ken Rosenberg]] (a lawyer who serves as the Forelli contact in Vice City), Harry and Lee drive in Ken's [[Admiral]] to a deal with the [[Vance crime family|Vance Crime Family]]. However, the deal is ambushed; Harry, Lee and [[Victor Vance|one of the dealers]] are killed, while Tommy, Ken, and [[Lance Vance|another dealer]] escape. Tommy and Ken drive to Ken's office, where Tommy tells Ken "I'll drop by your office tomorrow, and we can start sorting this mess out". Ken goes into his office, and Tommy drives to the [[Ocean View Hotel]].
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[[Forelli Family]] [[Gang Leaders|Don]], [[Sonny Forelli]], and mobsters [[Harry]] and [[Lee]] discuss the release of [[Tommy Vercetti]] from prison, after his being arrested for killing eleven men during a botched hit and serving [[1971|fifteen years]]. The mobsters decide to send Tommy to [[Vice City (3D Universe)|Vice City]] to man their drug operations there for a few months. After flying to Vice City, Tommy, [[Ken Rosenberg]] (a lawyer who serves as the Forelli contact in Vice City), Harry and Lee drive in Ken's [[Admiral]] to a deal with the [[Vance crime family]] in [[Viceport]]. The Vances arrive by [[Maverick|helicopter]] and begin the deal. However, the deal is ambushed, and Harry, Lee and [[Victor Vance|one of the dealers]] are killed, while Tommy, Ken, and [[Lance Vance|another dealer]] escape. Tommy and Ken drive to Ken's [[K. Rosenberg & Co.|office]], where Tommy tells Ken to get some sleep and that he will visit him in the morning to begin evaluating the situation. Ken goes into his office, and Tommy drives to the [[Ocean View Hotel]] to telephone Sonny and inform him of what happened.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
<gallery widths="120" captionalign="left">
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Introduction-GTAVC2.jpg|[[Tommy Vercetti]] and [[Harry]] walking towards [[Victor Vance]], with [[Lance Vance]] sitting in the [[Maverick]] helicopter.
 
Introduction-GTAVC2.jpg|[[Tommy Vercetti]] and [[Harry]] walking towards [[Victor Vance]], with [[Lance Vance]] sitting in the [[Maverick]] helicopter.
 
Introduction-GTAVC3.jpg|[[Diaz' Gang|Diaz' men]] preparing to attack [[Tommy Vercetti]], [[Harry]], [[Lee]] and [[Victor Vance]].
 
Introduction-GTAVC3.jpg|[[Diaz' Gang|Diaz' men]] preparing to attack [[Tommy Vercetti]], [[Harry]], [[Lee]] and [[Victor Vance]].
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
 
*The song that can be heard playing in the background during the first cutscene is "Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister. The song is also featured on the in-game radio station [[Emotion 98.3]].
 
*The song that can be heard playing in the background during the first cutscene is "Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister. The song is also featured on the in-game radio station [[Emotion 98.3]].
 
*The song that can be heard playing in the background during the airport cutscene is "Mama Papa Tu" by Mongo Santamaría. The song is also featured on the in-game radio station [[Radio Espantoso]].
 
*The song that can be heard playing in the background during the airport cutscene is "Mama Papa Tu" by Mongo Santamaría. The song is also featured on the in-game radio station [[Radio Espantoso]].
 
*A dead man can be seen on a meat hook in the room behind [[Sonny Forelli]].
 
*A dead man can be seen on a meat hook in the room behind [[Sonny Forelli]].
*When [[Tommy]], [[Harry]], and [[Lee]] arrive at the[[Escobar International Airport| airport]], an airplane can be seen landing on the curved runway in the background. Realistically, it is not possible to land like that, possibly hinting that a straight runway was present in the [[Beta Releases|beta]].
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*When [[Tommy Vercetti|Tommy]], [[Harry]], and [[Lee]] arrive at the [[Escobar International Airport|airport]], an [[Airtrain|airplane]] can be seen landing on the curved runway in the background. Realistically, it is not possible to land like that, possibly hinting that a straight runway was present in the [[Beta Releases|beta]].
*The [[weapons]] carried by [[Diaz|Diaz's]] men can be obtained with a trainer, but they show up as the [[M4]] and [[MP5 ]]when spawned; the different textures were scripted for the deal [[cutscene]].
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*[[Ken Rosenberg|Ken]]'s [[Admiral]] is much more detailed in the [[Escobar International Airport|airport]] pickup scene than in usual gameplay, with a slightly boxier body, detailed tan interior (rather than the standard generic grey one), and a different rim design. After the opening cutscene, it also has a unique white color.
*During the deal[[ cutscene]], the [[Vance Crime Family|Vance's]] fly a unique black [[helicopter]].
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*When the player enters either Ken's Admiral or the [[Faggio]] parked next to it, the radio will automatically tune into [[Flash FM]] and "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson will always play. In the mobile version and 2013 re-release of the game, this is replaced by "Self Control" by Laura Branigan.
*If the player enters the "blow up all vehicles" [[Cheats in GTA Vice City|cheat]], the game will crash.
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*The interior of [[Sonny Forelli|Sonny]]'s room in [[Marco's Bistro]] is actually inside the [[Ocean View Hotel]] and is connected to the protagonist's hotel room.
*[[Ken Rosenberg|Ken]]'s[[ Admiral | Admiral]] is much more detailed in the [[Escobar International Airport|airport]] pickup scene than in usual gameplay, with a slightly boxier body, detailed tan interior (rather than the standard generic grey one), and a different rim design. After the opening [[cutscenes]], it also has a unique white color.
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==Transcript==
*After the cutscene, entering in either [[Faggio]] or [[Admiral]] parked near you will automatically hear "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson on [[Flash FM]].
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{{/Transcript}}
*During the cutscene, when [[Tommy Vercetti|Tommy]] and [[Ken Rosenberg|Ken arrive]] at [[Ken Rosenberg|Ken's]] Office, [[Ken Rosenberg|Ken's]] car drifted, watch [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rXmeLoIdN8&list=FLFlhlZmXXr98QlIfqjHztFg&feature=mh_lolz this] if there is a confusion.
 
*The interior of [[Marco's Bistro]] shown in the cutscene is actually in the [[Hidden Interiors Universe]], high above the game area. Through the use of modifications, it becomes accesible, altough there is no way to exit it afterwards.
 
   
 
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Latest revision as of 15:20, March 31, 2015

Not to be confused with In the Beginning, a mission from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
MISSION
In The Beginning...
The Introduction
Tommy Vercetti, Harry and Lee shortly after arriving in Vice City, with Ken Rosenberg in the car.
Game: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
For: Sonny Forelli
Location: Saint Mark's, Portland, Liberty City
Conditions of mission failure:
n/a
Reward(s):
Ocean View Hotel Safehouse
Unlocks: An Old Friend
"Tommy Vercetti... Huh! Shit. Didn't think they'd ever let him out..."
Sonny Forelli

In The Beginning... is the introduction sequence in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, which introduces the main characters and establishes the storyline.

PlotEdit

Forelli Family Don, Sonny Forelli, and mobsters Harry and Lee discuss the release of Tommy Vercetti from prison, after his being arrested for killing eleven men during a botched hit and serving fifteen years. The mobsters decide to send Tommy to Vice City to man their drug operations there for a few months. After flying to Vice City, Tommy, Ken Rosenberg (a lawyer who serves as the Forelli contact in Vice City), Harry and Lee drive in Ken's Admiral to a deal with the Vance crime family in Viceport. The Vances arrive by helicopter and begin the deal. However, the deal is ambushed, and Harry, Lee and one of the dealers are killed, while Tommy, Ken, and another dealer escape. Tommy and Ken drive to Ken's office, where Tommy tells Ken to get some sleep and that he will visit him in the morning to begin evaluating the situation. Ken goes into his office, and Tommy drives to the Ocean View Hotel to telephone Sonny and inform him of what happened.

GalleryEdit

DeathsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The song that can be heard playing in the background during the first cutscene is "Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister. The song is also featured on the in-game radio station Emotion 98.3.
  • The song that can be heard playing in the background during the airport cutscene is "Mama Papa Tu" by Mongo Santamaría. The song is also featured on the in-game radio station Radio Espantoso.
  • A dead man can be seen on a meat hook in the room behind Sonny Forelli.
  • When Tommy, Harry, and Lee arrive at the airport, an airplane can be seen landing on the curved runway in the background. Realistically, it is not possible to land like that, possibly hinting that a straight runway was present in the beta.
  • Ken's Admiral is much more detailed in the airport pickup scene than in usual gameplay, with a slightly boxier body, detailed tan interior (rather than the standard generic grey one), and a different rim design. After the opening cutscene, it also has a unique white color.
  • When the player enters either Ken's Admiral or the Faggio parked next to it, the radio will automatically tune into Flash FM and "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson will always play. In the mobile version and 2013 re-release of the game, this is replaced by "Self Control" by Laura Branigan.
  • The interior of Sonny's room in Marco's Bistro is actually inside the Ocean View Hotel and is connected to the protagonist's hotel room.

TranscriptEdit

Transcript
Marco's Bistro, Liberty City. Sonny Forelli and his men, Harry and Lee, are discussing the release of Tommy Vercetti from jail and expanding their business down south in Vice City.
Sonny Forelli Tommy Vercetti...Huh! Shit. Didn't think they'd ever let him out.
Harry He kept his head down, helps people forget.
Sonny People will remember soon enough, when they see him walking down the streets of their neighborhoods. It will be bad for business.
Harry Well, what are we gonna do Sonny?
Sonny We will treat him like an old friend and keep him busy out of town. OK? We been talking about expanding down South, right? Vice City is twenty-four carat gold these days. The Colombians, the Mexicans, hell, even those Cuban refugees are cutting themselves a piece of some nice action.
Lee But it's all drugs, Sonny. None of the families will touch that shit!
Sonny Times are changing. The families can't keep their backs turned while their enemies reap the rewards. So, we send some one down to do the dirty work for us... and cut ourselves a nice quiet slice, OK? Who's our contact down there?
Harry Ken Rosenberg, schmuck of a lawyer. How's he gonna hold Vercetti's leash?
Sonny We don't need him to. We just set him loose in Vice City, we give him a little cash for getting started, OK? Give it a few months. Then we go down and pay him a little visit right? See how he's doing.
The scene changes to Ken waiting for Harry, Lee and Tommy in his Admiral at Escobar International Airport, Vice City.
Ken Rosenberg Hey, hey! guys... It's Ken Rosenberg, here! Heh, heh, hey, great. Hey, well I am gonna drive you guys to the meet, OK? Now, I have talked to the suppliers and they are very, uh, keen to start a business relationship. So, if it goes well we should be doing very nicely for ourselves, which is, y'know, good. Okay, so. They're brothers okay. One of them operates the, uh, business, and the other one does the flying...
The scene changes to the Vice City Docks. A helicopter is seen flying towards the docks. The helicopter lands as Rosenberg's car pulls into the same area.
Ken OK, that's them in the chopper. Alright, here's the deal. They want a straight exchange on open ground, alright? OK, stay tight. Let's go.
Rosenberg stays in the car while Tommy, Lee and Harry complete the deal. One of the dealers exits the helicopter and walks towards the group carrying two briefcases. Some men carrying weapons and wearing black clothes are seen crouching behind some crates in a nearby warehouse.
The Dealer 100% pure Grade-A Colombian, my friend.
Tommy Let me see it.
Dealer The greens?
Tommy Tens and twenties - used.
Harry and Lee show the money to the dealer.
Dealer I think we have a deal, my friend, ha ha ha ha ha!
The gunmen ambush the deal by shooting at the men. Harry, Lee and the Dealer are killed. Tommy jumps through the window of Ken's car.
Tommy Go on, get out of here! Drive!
Ken's car speeds off whilst the helicopter flies away. The scene changes to Vice Beach, outside Ken's office.
Ken I poke my head out of the gutter for one freakin' second and fate shovels shit in my face!
Tommy Go get some sleep.
Ken What are you gonna do?
Tommy I'll drop by your office tomorrow and we can start sorting this mess out.
Ken runs into his office.


Video walkthroughsEdit

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GTA Vice City - Intro & Mission 1 - In the beginning..06:11

GTA Vice City - Intro & Mission 1 - In the beginning... (HD)

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GTA Vice City - iPad Walkthrough - Intro & Mission 1 - In the beginning..06:53

GTA Vice City - iPad Walkthrough - Intro & Mission 1 - In the beginning...

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