"I'm ashamed to admit that one of the causes of our mutual problem appears to have been the loose tongue of a man I used to trust."
Colonel Cortez

Treacherous Swine is the first mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City given to protagonist Tommy Vercetti by retired army colonel Juan Cortez from his yacht docked in Ocean Bay Marina in Ocean Beach, Vice City.


After receiving a phone call from Cortez for a job, Tommy meets Cortez at his yacht. Cortez tells Tommy that Gonzalez, a man who Cortez has trusted for years, has now become incompetent and owes things to Cortez. He orders Tommy to kill Gonzalez and gives him a chainsaw, telling him that he will be rewarded.

Tommy goes to Gonzalez' apartment in Vice Point where Gonzalez is being protected by two members of Diaz' men. Once in the penthouse, Gonzales spots Tommy and attempts to flee. Tommy quickly chases Gonzales down and kills him, alarming the police in the process. Tommy drives to the nearest Pay 'n' Spray to remove his wanted level.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Go and kill Gonzalez
  • Get into a vehicle
  • Get to the Pay 'n' Spray in Vice Point


  • Gonzalez- Killed for being involved in the drug deal in the beginning of the game and for betraying Colonel Cortez.


The reward for completing this mission is $ 250 and the mission Mall Shootout is unlocked.


  • The song that can be heard playing in the background during the opening cutscene is "Summer Madness" by Kool & the Gang. The song is also featured on the in-game radio station Fever 105 and is heard in Vice City's first trailer.
  • Gonzales's penthouse later is taken by Alex Shrub, as seen in the mission Martha's Mug Shot.
  • Even though Cortez gives Tommy a chainsaw, it is unadvised to use this against Gonzalez while he is escaping the hotel, as Tommy moves very slowly while carrying it. The player can change the weapons and use the Fist, run a little faster to Gonzalez' back, and kill him with the chainsaw, or doing a run-over, a pistol/SMG works too.
  • Before using the chainsaw, it’s recommended to have brass knuckles which can be found in the alleyway behind the ocean view hotel.You can knock Gonzalez in one punch and then mow him down with the chainsaw colonel gave you
  • This is the first mission in the game, that the player receives a two-star wanted level. Like in every GTA III era game, the first time the player uses the Pay'n'Spray in a mission, it will be free.
  • Hidden Package on the Northeast corner of the roof can be obtained without a helicopter in the moment before the cutaway when Gonzales runs to the street and makes returning to the roof possible only by aircraft. Change first at the first cutaway to fist or brass knuckles to speed to the package in time.
  • Gonzalez' bodyguards have the same design of Ricardo Diaz' bodyguards.
  • If the player loses the wanted level without using the pay'n'spray, the mission will end after losing the wanted level, without getting instructions to respray a car.
  • If Gonzalez escapes to the bottom of the building and the player does the same as how he left, a brief cutscene will play, with Gonzalez saying "I've lost my wife and my looks!", while Tommy says "Stand still and I'll make it quick." If the bodygurads aren't killed, they will try to tail and kill Tommy.(Ipad version)


See Also

Video Walkthroughs