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Paulie Cantelli assists in running the drug and medicine shop, A Quick Fix with his wife, Cindy in Rivet City in the year 2277.


Paulie is the classic example of a typical addict. His wife, Cindy, runs A Quick Fix, which sells chems. The shop would actually make money if he would stop using up all the inventory himself. Most of his waking thoughts are about when he can get his next fix. He is frequently distracted and has trouble focusing. Paulie and Cindy are married in name only. They barely talk and share little in common. He isn't even aware of how much he neglects his wife.[Non-canon 1][clarification needed]


He is the husband of Cindy Cantelli.

Daily schedule

He is normally seen roaming around anywhere in Rivet City.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character can be enslaved with the Mesmetron.

Effects of player's actions

  • If the Lone Wanderer gives him Psycho, he will die from an overdose. His wife Cindy Cantelli actually seems relieved when Paulie dies.

Other interactions

  • If the Lone Wanderer has Psycho in their inventory, they can give it to him for negative Karma (-100 points). If one wants additional negative Karma, they should give him as much Psycho as they can before he dies. There are actually some drugs (including Psycho) on his own desk, which can be stolen and given back to him.
  • He can be mezzed, enslaved and sent off to Paradise Falls. However, there will be no change in dialogue with his wife, Cindy.


* Only if Cindy is dead as well, or one can pickpocket the room key.


  • Paulie Cantelli's medical information may be accessed from Doctor Preston's terminal in the Rivet City clinic.
  • It is not possible to help him overcome his addiction. All one can do is encourage, or ignore it.
  • However, if Cindy dies and Paulie takes over control of the shop, he seemingly has gotten over his addiction as the Lone Wanderer will no longer have the option of giving him any more Psycho.

Notable quotes


Paulie Cantelli appears only in Fallout 3.