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Phil: "Barry, when I agreed to play Vice City, I didn't think it would be my swan song!"
Vic: "Hey, aren't you?"
Phil: "Phil, mate. Phil Collins."
Victor Vance meets Phil Collins after saving him from an assassination attempt

Kill Phil is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories given to protagonist Victor Vance by avant garde film director Reni Wassulmaier from the InterGlobal Films Studio on Prawn Island, Vice City.


Victor Vance goes back to the InterGlobal Films Studio to find work from Reni Wassulmaier who asks him to protect Barry Mickelthwaite and his client, singer Phil Collins, from as Barry had borrowed $3 million off of a man who wants his money back. Victor drives Barry, in a limousine, to meet Collins, first stopping at a hotel in Vice Point. As Collins goes to enter the limousine the Forelli Family attack the helicopter Collins had arrived in and then attempt to kill Collins, who is protected by Victor. Victor then drives the two to the Marina Sands Hotel in Ocean Beach, avoiding the pursuing Forelli mobsters who both give chase and form blockades.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Pick up the bulletproof limo
  • Drive to the meeting point
  • Waste the thugs before Barry's act dies
  • Take Phil to his hotel


The reward for completing this mission is $1,000 and the mission Say Cheese is unlocked. A bulletproof Stretch like that used in the mission can also now be purchased from Sunshine Autos for $1,000. The unique bulletproof black Stretch used in this mission is given to Victor after completion, and can be saved in a garage if it isn't destroyed.


  • The mission name is a reference to the film Kill Bill.
  • Discounting radio cameos, Phil Collins becomes the first celebrity to not only appear as himself in a GTA game, but also participate (if passively) in a mission. The voice actor who plays Barry, Timothy Spall, is best known for playing Wormtail in the Harry Potter films.
  • Phil Collins arrives in Vice City by helicopter. This could be a reference to the "Easy Lover " video, which begins with a helicopter ride over London.
  • This is chronologically the first ever appearence of the Forelli Crime Family. They appear frequently throughout the 3D Universe, and their final chronological appearence is in the GTA III mission I Scream, You Scream.

Video walkthrough

PS2 Version
GTA Vice City Stories - Walkthrough - Mission 40 - Kill Phil05:48

GTA Vice City Stories - Walkthrough - Mission 40 - Kill Phil


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