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Forelli Family Barbarity is a proven myth in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.


Forelli Family Barbarity is any act of savagery inflicted by the Forelli Crime Family on their foes. The Forelli Family is mentioned as one of the most abusive gangs in the GTA series.

Events of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

During the cutscene of the mission, In The Beginning, a stabbed dead body is hanging from a hook along with huge slabs of meat in the closet behind Sonny Forelli. This is how Frankie Carbone ended up in 1990 film Goodfellas. It could also be a reference to William Jackson, who was killed and tortured by being hanged from a meat hook by The Chicago Outfit.

Since the Forelli Family is a mafia family, they are often believed to be the perpetrators behind the Cement Shoe Men. During the game's final mission, Ken Rosenberg reveals that the Forelli Family does use cement shoes to kill their enemies.

Moreover, Giorgio Forelli has also been a subject to this myth.

Tommy Vercetti, during his stint with Forelli Familly, killed 11 men sent to kill him in Harwood, Liberty City, earning him the nickname "Harwood Butcher". Tommy was sentenced to 15 years in the Liberty City Prison, intensifying Forelli Family's criminal history.