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|game = VC
 
|game = VC
 
|for = [[Tommy Vercetti]]
 
|for = [[Tommy Vercetti]]
|location = [[Starfish Island]], [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]]
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|location = [[Vercetti Estate]], [[Starfish Island]]
|target = [[Lance Vance]],[[Sonny Forelli]]
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|target = [[Sonny Forelli]]<br>[[Lance Vance]]
|fail = Player Death
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|fail = [[Wasted]]<br>[[Money]] stolen
|reward = [[Money|$]]30,000
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|reward = [[Money|$]]30,000<br>[[Hunter]]
|unlocks = [[Hunter]]
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|unlocks = Story Complete
 
|unlockedby = [[Cap the Collector]]
 
|unlockedby = [[Cap the Collector]]
 
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{{Dialogue|Sonny|Tommy, what was the big plan? You think I'd just take the fake cash? Save face and run away with my tail between my legs?|Tommy|No. I just wanted to piss you off before I kill you.|[[Sonny Forelli]] and [[Tommy Vercetti]].}}
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{{Dialogue|Sonny|Tommy, what was the big plan? You think I'd just take the fake cash? Save face and run away with my tail between my legs?!|Tommy|No. I just wanted to piss you off before I kill you.| [[Sonny Forelli]] and [[Tommy Vercetti]]}}
   
'''Keep Your Friends Close''' is the final storyline [[Missions in GTA Vice City|mission]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], that [[Tommy Vercetti]] does independently from his [[Vercetti Estate|mansion]] in [[Starfish Island]], [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]].
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'''Keep Your Friends Close''' is the [[Climax|final storyline mission]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] which [[Tommy Vercetti]] performs independently from his [[Vercetti Estate|mansion]] in [[Starfish Island]], [[Vice City (3D Universe)|Vice City]].
   
 
==Mission==
 
==Mission==
As [[Tommy Vercetti]]'s lordship over [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]]'s underworld increases, so does [[Sonny Forelli]]'s anger that Tommy is taking over Vice City. After failing to forcibly tax Tommy's expanding business ventures, Sonny arrives in Vice City himself to deal with Tommy in person. Forewarned of Sonny's arrival, Tommy sets aside $3 million in counterfeit cash in an attempt to placate him.
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After failing to forcibly tax [[Tommy Vercetti]]'s businesses, [[Forelli Crime Family]] Don [[Sonny Forelli]] is heading to Vice City from [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]] in order to deal with Tommy in person and reclaim his "cut". Tommy, informed of Sonny's impending visit by [[Ken Rosenberg]] and [[Lance Vance]], sets aside $3million of counterfeit cash in an attempt to placate Sonny.
   
However, when Sonny finally arrives, the treacherous [[Lance Vance]] openly betrays Tommy, citing "business" as his motivation. At the same time, Tommy is also reeling from the realization that the 15 years he spent in prison on behalf of the [[Forellis]] was the result of an ambush orchestrated by [[Sonny Forelli|Sonny]] himself.
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Sonny arrives at Tommy's mansion along with several Forelli Family members. As Tommy prepares to give Sonny the counterfeit cash, Lance openly betrays Tommy, citing "business" as his motivation. Sonny confronts Tommy over his attempt to placate him with counterfeit cash. Tommy, still reeling from Lance's betrayal, replies that he "just wanted to piss you off before I kill you".
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This sparks a huge gunfight within the mansion. Lance flees to the mansion roof, while Tommy kills several Forelli Family members attempting to steal money from the mansion's safe. After killing several members, Tommy heads to the roof where he confronts and kills Lance.
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After killing Lance, Tommy heads back to the mansion's foyer, where Sonny confirms Tommy's suspicion that the incident fifteen years earlier which resulted in Tommy being sent to prison for killing eleven men (after being sent to kill only one) was indeed an ambush orchestrated by Sonny. Now after his revenge, Tommy kills Sonny's guards before finally killing Sonny.
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After the shootout, Ken Rosenberg reappears and asks Tommy what happened, with Tommy explaining that he had a "disagreement with a business associate". Tommy laments Lance's betrayal, before telling Ken that they won't be having anymore trouble from "up north". As Tommy announces that he is in charge, he ends the mission by telling Ken that "this could be the beginning of a beautiful business relationship".
   
These revelations precipitate an enormous gun battle inside [[Vercetti Estate]]. First, Tommy kills Lance on the rooftop of the mansion, then goes on to kill Sonny at the base of the staircase of the foyer along with all his guards. Tommy is also presumably injured during the gunfight; during the end cutscene, Rosenberg laments that Tommy ruined his suit (though no blood or other indicators of injury are seen). Following this, Tommy and Ken celebrate; they are in charge now.
 
 
==Mission objectives==
 
==Mission objectives==
 
In order to complete the mission the player must:
 
In order to complete the mission the player must:
 
*The Mafia are trying to steal your money. Defend your safe
 
*The Mafia are trying to steal your money. Defend your safe
*Go and kill [[Lance Vance]], the backstabber
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*Go and kill Lance Vance, the backstabber
 
*Kill Sonny and finish this once and for all
 
*Kill Sonny and finish this once and for all
   
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==Reward==
 
==Reward==
 
The reward for completing this mission is $30,000 and a [[Hunter]] will spawn inside [[Fort Baxter Air Base|Fort Baxter]] or on a helipad in south [[Ocean Beach]] if the player has collected all 100 [[Hidden Packages]]. Also, members of the Vercetti Gang will carry Uzis.
 
The reward for completing this mission is $30,000 and a [[Hunter]] will spawn inside [[Fort Baxter Air Base|Fort Baxter]] or on a helipad in south [[Ocean Beach]] if the player has collected all 100 [[Hidden Packages]]. Also, members of the Vercetti Gang will carry Uzis.
 
==Post Mission Phone Calls ==
 
===Phone Call 1===
 
'''[[Colonel Juan Garcia Cortez]]''': Tommy, Thomas, it's Cortez. Que pasa?
 
 
'''[[Tommy Vercetti]]''': Things are interesting. How are you, my friend?
 
 
'''[[Colonel Juan Garcia Cortez]]''': I wanted to ask you about Mercedes.
 
 
'''[[Tommy Vercetti]]''': Ok, what about her?
 
 
'''[[Colonel Juan Garcia Cortez]]''': Oh Tommy, Tommy. I, I hear these stories, all these stories - I don't know what to think. Maybe she thinks she can do what she likes, but Tommy, tell me, is it true?
 
 
'''[[Tommy Vercetti]]''': Is what true?
 
 
'''[[Colonel Juan Garcia Cortez]]''': These stories I hear. Is she really going to be a lawyer? Oh Tommy, the shame, the shame! You know, we Cortez's are a proud family. We would never allow a daughter of ours to become a lawyer. Please tell me it isn't so. I don't think I could take it.
 
 
'''[[Tommy Vercetti]]''': Oh Colonel, I can assure you Mercedes is never going to become a lawyer. Don't worry about it.
 
 
'''[[Colonel Juan Garcia Cortez]]''': Oh thank you, Tommy. Tommy, thank you. The shame would be unbearable. She is a lady, not a parasite, you know. Anyway, Tommy, you must excuse me, the new minister of the interior has arrived. Many years ago, I killed his father in a failed coup so I must be polite. Good day, amigo.
 
===Phone Call 2===
 
'''[[Kent Paul]]''': Tommy Vercetti, how's it going, Mr. big shot? I hear all these things about you, some kind of player in town, now eh...
 
 
'''[[Tommy Vercetti]]''': Paul, you're drunk.
 
 
'''[[Kent Paul]]''': Nah, you stupid prat, I ain't drunk. I only had a couple and some treats, ain't been to bed for a couple of days, you know. Anyway, don't give me that. I ain't a mug. Who set you up in this town? Who? Me. That's who.
 
 
'''[[Tommy Vercetti]]''': Really?
 
 
'''[[Kent Paul]]''': Don't give me that. Don't! I introduce you to people. I showed you the ropes, did a lot of stuff for you, and this is how you repay me. You ignore me. You won't give me a way in, after all I did for you! What do you think I am? A div or something?
 
 
'''[[Tommy Vercetti]]''': Paul, take it easy. I've been busy, don't be an idiot.
 
 
'''[[Kent Paul]]''': I ain't no idiot, mush. That's what they said in borstal. Are you asking for trouble, because you're going to get it! Tommy, mate. Please. You was my big hope! Please, don't laugh at me!
 
 
'''[[Tommy Vercetti]]''': Paul, get some sleep, seriously.
 
 
===Phone Call 3===
 
'''[[Earnest Kelly]]''': Tommy, it's Earnest. Earnest Kelly.
 
 
'''[[Tommy Vercetti]]''' How are you?
 
 
'''[[Earnest Kelly]]''': I'm doing okay. I'll need a stick to walk, but I should be back to work soon enough.
 
 
'''[[Tommy Vercetti]]''': Good.
 
 
'''[[Earnest Kelly]]''': I heard about Lance. What a little prick, eh?
 
 
'''[[Tommy Vercetti]]:''' Yes.
 
 
'''[[Earnest Kelly]]''': Never trust a man who walks around the street in his pajamas. That's what I say. Glad you killed him. I hope it was painful for the prick.
 
 
'''[[Tommy Vercetti]]''': I think it was. You know, I just didn't think he was like that...
 
 
'''[[Earnest Kelly]]''': Tommy, for a raging lunatic, you're pretty naive. I'll be back at work soon, teach you a thing or two about life, you hear.
 
 
'''[[Tommy Vercetti]]''': Take your time, Earnest. Look after yourself.
 
 
===Phone Call 4===
 
 
'''[[Steve Scott]]''': Tommy, it's Steve. You're a marvel! I'm a marvel! They love us. We are re-writing the record books, pal. We are talking major awards here. I can put my dad in a home and tell him to shut up. It's hot, man. H-O-T. He never believed in me. Never thought I was an artist, and now I've made it. I'm the best damn skin flick director of all time, my friend. I just wanted to say, it's a pleasure to have met you. I love you, baby. Don't go changing on me, you hear.
 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
*[[Keep Your Friends Close.../Walkthrough|Mission Walkthrough]]
 
*[[Keep Your Friends Close.../Walkthrough|Mission Walkthrough]]
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*In this [[mission]] the player can obtain a [[Special Vehicles in GTA Vice City|unique silver]] [[Stretch]]. The simple way to get it is to complete the mission, then the player can go outside, take one, and park in a garage.
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*In this mission the player can obtain a [[Special Vehicles in GTA Vice City|unique silver]] [[Stretch]]. These vehicles spawn outside the mansion and can be stored in the garage.
*This has the longest name of any mission in the game, at 23 characters, and is the third longest in [[Grand Theft Auto III era|the era]] and fourth longest in the series, after [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|San Andreas]]' [[Breaking the Bank at Caligula's]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|Liberty City Stories]]' [[The Portland Chainsaw Masquerade]] and [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'s [[I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, and Your Motorcycle]]. It is also the longest-named [[Climax|final mission]] in the series.
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*This mission is yet another one of the game's references to the 1983 film [[wp:Scarface|Scarface]], closely mirroring that film's [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_z4IuxAqpE final gunfight]. The only major difference is that Tommy survives the gunfight, which Tony Montana did not.
*[[Sonny's Right-Hand Man|Sonny's Right-Hand]] will take the model of a normal [[Forelli]] at the part where you have to kill [[Sonny Forelli]].
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*The mission's title is a reference to a line from the Mafia film [[wp:The Godfather Part II|The Godfather Part II]]. The original line from the movie is: "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."
*This mission is yet another one of the game's references to the 1983 film [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarface Scarface], closely mirroring that film's [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_z4IuxAqpE final gunfight]. The only major difference is that Tommy Vercetti, unlike Tony Montana, is not killed.
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*The final words shared between Tommy and Ken may be a reference to the ending of [[wp:Casablanca (film)|Casablanca]], where Rick Blaine says to his friend: "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
*The mission's title is a reference to a line from the Mafia film [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Godfather_Part_II The Godfather Part II]. The original line from the movie is: "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."
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*If the Vercetti gang spawn in the mansion during the mission, they will help Tommy kill the gang members.
*The final words shared between Tommy and Ken may be a reference to the ending of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casablanca_%28film%29 Casablanca], where Rick Blaine says to his friend: "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
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*It is impossible to attract police attention while at the mansion.
*No matter which outfit you are wearing in this mission, Ken Rosenberg will always say you ruined your suit. This also counts if the player is wearing the default outfit.
 
*In the final cutscene, Tommy uses a beta M16
 
   
 
==Video Walkthroughs==
 
==Video Walkthroughs==
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Latest revision as of 23:24, February 7, 2016


Sonny: "Tommy, what was the big plan? You think I'd just take the fake cash? Save face and run away with my tail between my legs?!"
Tommy: "No. I just wanted to piss you off before I kill you."
Sonny Forelli and Tommy Vercetti

Keep Your Friends Close is the final storyline mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City which Tommy Vercetti performs independently from his mansion in Starfish Island, Vice City.

MissionEdit

After failing to forcibly tax Tommy Vercetti's businesses, Forelli Crime Family Don Sonny Forelli is heading to Vice City from Liberty City in order to deal with Tommy in person and reclaim his "cut". Tommy, informed of Sonny's impending visit by Ken Rosenberg and Lance Vance, sets aside $3million of counterfeit cash in an attempt to placate Sonny.

Sonny arrives at Tommy's mansion along with several Forelli Family members. As Tommy prepares to give Sonny the counterfeit cash, Lance openly betrays Tommy, citing "business" as his motivation. Sonny confronts Tommy over his attempt to placate him with counterfeit cash. Tommy, still reeling from Lance's betrayal, replies that he "just wanted to piss you off before I kill you".

This sparks a huge gunfight within the mansion. Lance flees to the mansion roof, while Tommy kills several Forelli Family members attempting to steal money from the mansion's safe. After killing several members, Tommy heads to the roof where he confronts and kills Lance.

After killing Lance, Tommy heads back to the mansion's foyer, where Sonny confirms Tommy's suspicion that the incident fifteen years earlier which resulted in Tommy being sent to prison for killing eleven men (after being sent to kill only one) was indeed an ambush orchestrated by Sonny. Now after his revenge, Tommy kills Sonny's guards before finally killing Sonny.

After the shootout, Ken Rosenberg reappears and asks Tommy what happened, with Tommy explaining that he had a "disagreement with a business associate". Tommy laments Lance's betrayal, before telling Ken that they won't be having anymore trouble from "up north". As Tommy announces that he is in charge, he ends the mission by telling Ken that "this could be the beginning of a beautiful business relationship".

Mission objectivesEdit

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • The Mafia are trying to steal your money. Defend your safe
  • Go and kill Lance Vance, the backstabber
  • Kill Sonny and finish this once and for all

DeathsEdit

RewardEdit

The reward for completing this mission is $30,000 and a Hunter will spawn inside Fort Baxter or on a helipad in south Ocean Beach if the player has collected all 100 Hidden Packages. Also, members of the Vercetti Gang will carry Uzis.

GalleryEdit

See AlsoEdit

TriviaEdit

  • In this mission the player can obtain a unique silver Stretch. These vehicles spawn outside the mansion and can be stored in the garage.
  • This mission is yet another one of the game's references to the 1983 film Scarface, closely mirroring that film's final gunfight. The only major difference is that Tommy survives the gunfight, which Tony Montana did not.
  • The mission's title is a reference to a line from the Mafia film The Godfather Part II. The original line from the movie is: "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."
  • The final words shared between Tommy and Ken may be a reference to the ending of Casablanca, where Rick Blaine says to his friend: "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
  • If the Vercetti gang spawn in the mansion during the mission, they will help Tommy kill the gang members.
  • It is impossible to attract police attention while at the mansion.

Video WalkthroughsEdit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-jYgBRwl0s - PC Version

NavigationEdit

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