Forelli Family
Forellis in vc
Appearances: Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
Location: Starfish Island, Prawn Island
Leader: Sonny Forelli
Gang Type: Street Gang
Enemies: Diaz's Gang, Vercetti Gang
Vehicles: Stretch
Weapons: Pistol
Tec 9
Businesses: Racketeering, Gambling, Union trouble, Corruption, Prostitution, Vote rigging, Contract killing
Fronts: Marco's Bistro
Members: Sonny Forelli (deceased)
Forelli Capo (deceased)
Franco Forelli
Mike Forelli
Tommy Vercetti (former)
Ken Rosenberg (former)
Lee (deceased)
Harry (deceased)

The Forelli Family was a powerful street gang in 1986, mostly based in Liberty City in the Grand Theft Auto series. Besides appearing in Liberty City, the gang also appeared in Vice City while their former leader, Sonny Forelli, was paying Tommy Vercetti a visit at his home. The gang has appeared in Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Background History

Grand Theft Auto III

After Sonny's death in 1986, the gang has become severely weakened. They are also a major annoyance to Claude, as the gang tried to stop him from crushing a car with a dead member in the trunk.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

The gang, at least Sonny himself, appear in the events of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Tommy Vercetti, who was a member of the gang, has been released from a Liberty City prison after the murders he committed in 1971. Sonny allows Tommy to take over a drug deal in Viceport with another local family, but the deal is ambushed by another rival gang. Because of this, Tommy had lost all the money and drugs. Sonny responds by telling Tommy to kill those that were involved in the ambush.

Over time, Tommy eventually gets Sonny's money back, but doesn't send Sonny "his cut". Sonny becomes furious, and responds by sending some of his men to collect the money from Tommy's businesses. Tommy finds them and kills every one of them. After hearing that his men were "capped", Sonny flies to Vice City himself and meets Tommy in person. Tommy tries to give Sonny $20 million of counterfeit cash to him, but Lance Vance steps in and tells Sonny that the money is fake, leading to a large shootout at the mansion. After Tommy kills Lance on the roof, he then meets Sonny from the top of the stairs, shooting at him till he's dead. After his killing, the Forelli's will leave Vice City.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

The Forelli Family is mentioned little in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. They are mentioned by Phil Collin's manager, who mentioned that he need to pay off 3 million pounds to a Forelli member.


  • If the player points their gun or fires it at a Forelli member on the street, they won't attack back. Instead, they will turn around and run away.