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"Shittycheapbatteriesh or shumin'. There'sh shum more on the bench."
Phil Cassidy

Boomshine Saigon is the final mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City given to protagonist Tommy Vercetti by Phil Cassidy from his firearms business in Little Haiti, Vice City.


Tommy Vercetti goes to Phil's Place and finds a drunken Phil Cassidy, who shows him his boomshine bombs, with Vercetti saying that he feels 'woozy', as he's getting slightly drunk from the fumes. Phil presses the detonator as Tommy ducks down on reflex, but the bomb fails to explode. Realizing it must be the remote's batteries, Phil staggers over where he has fresh ones... sitting on the bench beside the bomb. Having just changed the batteries, Phil throws up his arms in celebration, with the bomb just off to his right. The motion causes him to accidently pull the trigger, and the explosion blows off Phil's right arm. Phil knows he's injured, but only falls to his knees laughing, too drunk to feel the pain.

An intoxicated Tommy then gets Phil into his Patriot and drives him to the West Haven Community Healthcare Centre. Phil, however, states that the hospital is full of police and Viet Cong, and asks to be driven to an ex-army surgeon in Little Havana, as he owes Phil a favor, completing the mission.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Quick, get Phil to the hospital
  • Get Phil to the surgeon in Little Havana

See also


  • The song that can be heard playing in the background during the opening cutscene is "Burnin' for You" by Blue Öyster Cult. The song is not featured on any of the in-game radio stations.
  • During the cutscene, Phil blows off his right arm. However, it shows him with it intact and his left arm missing when he is dropped off at the doctor. This means the initial cut scene is incorrect as the mission, "Arms Shortage" in GTA III shows, Phil got his left arm blown off.
  • In Grand Theft Auto III, Phil claims that his arm was blown off in Nicaragua, but the events of this mission contradicts Phil's statement in GTA III. Although this may have been said because Phil believes he was in Nicaragua during the events of this mission.
  • If a cop sees you drunk, he will chase after you (due to Tommy's intoxication) making this the only mission in the GTA III era where you can be arrested for drunk driving. However, it is easy to drive although intoxicated, meaning that you can avoid police without any problem. Keep in mind that it can be a little harder to steer.
  • Although Phil's Place is called an asset in the game, it does not count towards the assets required for unlocking Cap the Collector.


Video Walkthroughs

PC Version
GTA Vice City - Walkthrough - Mission 47 - Boomshine Saigon (HD)02:35

GTA Vice City - Walkthrough - Mission 47 - Boomshine Saigon (HD)


iPad 2 Version
GTA Vice City - iPad Walkthrough - Mission 47 - Boomshine Saigon03:18

GTA Vice City - iPad Walkthrough - Mission 47 - Boomshine Saigon


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