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Sonny Crockett (Character)
from Miami Vice (2006)

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Miami Vice (2006)
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: [Crockett is holding a live hand grenade] I'm gonna tell you what's gonna happen. People are gonna come in here, and you know what they gonna say? They gonna look around and go 'Ola Hijo. That's some crazy motherfucking wallpaper, what is that? Jackson Pollock?'
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: No, viero. That was José Yero. Got splattered all over his own wall.

Isabella: Once I had a fortune, it said: "Leave now. Life is short. Time is luck".
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: You got assets somewhere? Insurance?
Isabella: Why?
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Things go wrong. The odds catch up. Probability is like gravity: you cannot negotiate with gravity. One day... one day you should just cash out, you know? Just cash out and get out.
Isabella: Yeah?
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Yeah. As far and as fast as you can.
Isabella: Would you find me?
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Yes, I would.

Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Where do you like to go?
Isabella: What do you like to drink?
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: I'm a fiend for mojitos.
Isabella: I know a place.
Isabella: [they leave on a power off-shore] I'll take you to the best place for mojitos.
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Where is that?
Isabella: Bodeguita del Medio.
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: In the Keys?
Isabella: Havana.
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Havana? Cubans don't like my business... and they don't like my passport.
Isabella: It's ok, the harbor master is my cousin.

Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: [on a shore with Isabella] This was too good to last.

Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Hola, chica.
Isabella: Hola, chico.

Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: My guy, show him the money.
[Sonny sends Switek over; Yero sends Coleman]
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: I don't want him!
José Yero: Why? What difference does it make, Sonny?
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Listen to me, asshole! I do not want that motherfucker near me! You wanna see your dope? You send Isabella. Or it travels.

José Yero: Who you run loads for? Cause other than Nicholas, who the fuck knows you?
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: My mommy and daddy know me...

Det. Ricardo Tubbs: So what's going on?
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: As in?
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: As in there is undercover and then there is "Which way is up?".
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: What? Do you think I'm in so deep I forgot?
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: [Tubbs and Crockett look at each other closely] I will never doubt you.

Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Luck ran out. This was too good to last.

Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: [while walking through an alley under heavy guard] Why do I get the feeling everyone knows we're here 15 blocks out?
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: 'Cause everyone knows we're here 15 blocks out.


"Miami Vice: Down for the Count: Part 2 (#3.13)" (1987)
Det. Ricardo 'Rico' Tubbs: You're not listening, man.
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Yeah, I am. I just don't give a damn.

Det. Ricardo 'Rico' Tubbs: We could crash and burn.
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: I don't give a damn about that either.

Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Well, let's just say you could change our priorities real quick-like.

Oswaldo Guzman: What are you-What are you-What are you doin'?
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Uh, we're leaving. You see, it's traditional when there's nothing more to say. We'll see ya.

Lieutenant Martin Castillo: [In the conference room] Zito's death goes down as an overdose.
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: [Everyone is shocked. Crockett throws a coffee mug against the wall in anger] Marty, you know damn well that Zito was no junkie! They're ruining a good cops reputation!

Det. Ricardo 'Rico' Tubbs: [In Zito's apartment. Notices the snowglobes] Hey, man, check it out!
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: [Crockett comes and looks amazed] You see a person everyday for 15 years and you think you know them turns out you don't really know them.
Det. Ricardo 'Rico' Tubbs: [Fish is next to the snowglobe collection] Hey, maybe Frosty can help us find the fish food!


"Miami Vice: Brother's Keeper (#1.1)" (1984)
Sonny Crockett: ...then Mr. GQ here makes a special guest appearance from New York!

Sonny Crockett: You ever consider a career in southern law enforcement?
Ricardo Tubbs: Maybe I have...

Ricardo Tubbs: [meets Elvis the alligator] Hey get him away from me man! I don't even like alligator shoes!
Sonny Crockett: Awww, you'll hurt his feelings...!

Sonny Crockett: [after discussing Sonny's college football successes, Tubbs asked why wasn't he in the pros] Some Southeast Asian conference.
Ricardo Tubbs: Vietnam?
Sonny Crockett: [sarcasm] No, Coney Island...!

Sonny Crockett: Tubbs, you ever think about a career in southern law enforcement?


"Miami Vice: Shadow in the Dark (#3.6)" (1986)
Detective James Crockett: Captain, this guy is going to draw blood tonight and some of it's going to get on you!

Detective James Crockett: [to Tubbs, nearing breakdown] If he doesn't pick this house, we'll go home.

Detective James Crockett: You think I'm crazy?
Detective Ricardo Tubbs: No, just none of us been getting much sleep lately.
Detective James Crockett: You didn't answer my question.
Detective Ricardo Tubbs: There's a thin line between hard work and obsession.

Lieutenant Martin Castillo: I'm putting you on desk duty for the next couple of days.
Detective James Crockett: I'm just tired, Lieutenant, I'll be fine.
Lieutenant Martin Castillo: I know.

Detective Ricardo Tubbs: So how did you nab this guy?
Detective James Crockett: I didn't nab him, I found him. He fell off the terrace and broke his back. To hear him tell it, you'd think I pushed him.


"Miami Vice: The Prodigal Son (#2.1)" (1985)
Detective James Crockett: Hi there! We're the cops you tried to have killed!

Margaret: I work in public relations.
Detective James Crockett: That's what I am.
Margaret: No.
Detective James Crockett: Like public park, public toilet! WHO THE HELL ARE YOU WORKING FOR?

J. J. Johnston: It's a big boat, why rock it?
Detective James Crockett: I don't give a damn if it the the USS Enterprise, who's on it or why. My job is to rock it and if it sinks, so what?

Detective James Crockett: I can't touch you, I know that, too many obstacles, too many politics. But you're dirty, Ace, and I'm patient.


"Miami Vice: Whatever Works (#2.2)" (1985)
Detective James Crockett: [being shot at] First I lose my Ferrari, now I get stuck with Roberto Duran!

Detective James Crockett: [to Maxwell, who has just met Elvis] You see he doesn't know about contracts, what he does know is no Ferrari, no rides in the car with the top down.

Detective James Crockett: Why would they leave that stuff behind in the car?
Priestess Chata: To do to the policemen's souls what the bullets did to their bodies.

Detective James Crockett: I got a problem with people who worship with a 12 gauge.


"Miami Vice: Vote of Confidence (#4.13)" (1988)
Hazlitt, Wayne: That's enough, Crockett. This is official.
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: I don't give a damn what it is.

Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Whoa. This guy's a real charmer. Looks like he should be on a playground somewhere giving candy to little girls.
Grover Watkins: Try and understand something, both of you. Tom Pierce is out on the edge. He likes it there.
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Maybe he's lost his balance.
Grover Watkins: Tommy... lost his balance a long time ago.

Lieutenant Martin Castillo: Pierce's people just called, he says owes you two guys a talk, he'll be more than happy to comply.
Detective Ricardo Tubbs: After three weeks? Huh.
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: What is this? Unfinished Business Day?
Detective Gina Calabrese: Sounds like they're trying to cover any toe-holes in the character issue.
Detective Stan Switek: Don't'cha mean, ah, 'Bless me detective, for I have sinned, and I nedd a clean press release'?
Detective Ricardo Tubbs: You got it.


"Miami Vice: El Viejo (#3.7)" (1986)
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Know what I like about you, Rickles?
Rickles: What?
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Not a damn thing.

Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: I'm a cop, I'm a cop!
Jake Pierson: I always knew that.

Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: One Riot, One Ranger. I read about this when I was a kid.
Detective Ricardo Tubbs: What does it mean?
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: It means this old man was a Texas Ranger.


"Miami Vice: No Exit (#1.7)" (1984)
FBI Agent Nick Pappas: It sounds like he's killing her, what's going on?
Detective Ricardo Tubbs: He pushed her into the pool.
Detective James Crockett: The man is scum.

Detective James Crockett: [listening to Amato abuse his wife] I didn't become a cop just to be a spectator.

Rita Amato: You're letting him go?
[draws a gun and aims it at her husband]
Detective James Crockett: Rita, no!
[lunges at her as a shot is fired, end credits]


"Miami Vice: By Hooker by Crook (#3.20)" (1987)
Detective James Crockett: Izzy, what are you doing with these women? Taking it out in trade?
[after walking in and disrupting Izzy photographing a woman in a bikini]
Izzy Moreno: Ahhh, have some respect Crockett, eh? I will do what ever is necessary to attain attitudinal composity. And that includes the arousal of certain photogenic voluptuaries.
Detective James Crockett: Okay, enough of the myst-o-babble you hispanic Hue Hefner.
Detective Ricardo Tubbs: You ever photograph a model named Ali? Brunette, lot's a hair, lot's a inseam.
Izzy Moreno: I am like a lawyer and a preist when I am immortalizing women.
[makes a noise with his mouth and runs a finger over it like a zipper sound]
Izzy Moreno: Sacred vows.
Detective James Crockett: I get it; kind of like a monk.
Izzy Moreno: Yeah, exactly.
Detective James Crockett: Ah huh. The only difference is, ah, the only monestary you're gonna go back to doesn't believe in chastity. Or abstinence.
Izzy Moreno: Cops and preists. When ever I see them I got a weird feeling I gotta make some kind of confession.
Detective James Crockett: Now you're getting warm.
Izzy Moreno: I am sizzling, mon ami. Ali, there you go.
[hands Tubbs a photo]
Detective Ricardo Tubbs: Nice posture...
Detective James Crockett: Um hum. Ah, does she have a last name or did that come off with her cloths?

Detective James Crockett: First a junkie, now a hooker.
[Chuckles]
Detective James Crockett: I think I've been in the business too long. I'm starting to fall for the players.


"Miami Vice: Theresa (#3.16)" (1987)
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Well, I'm just gonna get her a decent ring. Something that's, uh, befitting her style and class... and sophistication. It's not something that you would, uh, know anything about.

Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Well, you win some, and you win some.


"Miami Vice: The Lost Madonna (#5.14)" (1989)
Detective James Crockett: The Scianti's are in the dope business, too. We could use dope to make the buy.
NYPD Det. Jeffrey Whitehead: A serious collector won't accept narcotics.
Detective James Crockett: Who the hell is talking about serious collectors? On a evolutionary scale, the Scianti's are about, oh, one step below amoeba.

NYPD Det. Jeffrey Whitehead: This is a piece by Lucia Lammermoor, representing a search for the purest possible form. Thee painter here is engaged in a sort of aesthetic mysticism.
[showing slide pictures of art to Sonny and Tubbs, talking about one which is nothing more than a white square with some light play]
Detective James Crockett: Yeah, I'll say it's pure. So pure I can't even find it.
[walking up to the projection screen trying to see what is being talked about while Tubbs laughs in the background]


"Miami Vice: Tale of the Goat (#2.7)" (1985)
Det. Larry Zito: [Finding Tubbs in the bottom of the pool] Crockett!
[Crockett runs over and sees Tubbs]
Detective James Crockett: Call an ambulance!
[Jumps into the pool. Zito calls for help]
Detective James Crockett: Hang on buddy!
[Clears the debris from Tubbs' body]

Detective Ricardo Tubbs: [Watching Marie on a stake out] Umm-mm! She is fine!
Detective James Crockett: [laughs into the mic] Easy there Romeo!


"Miami Vice: Cuba Libre (#3.14)" (1987)
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Yeah.
[Chuckles]
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Where'd you learn to talk like that, high school?
Girl at Party: I don't know. I'll find out when I get there.

Detective Stan Switek: How about a ride, sailor?
[pulling up in the bug van to pick up a stranded Crockett]
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Almost funny.


"Miami Vice: Smuggler's Blues (#1.15)" (1985)
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: [Tubbs is being put into the back of a police cruiser, and Jimmy stops Crockett from intervening] He's my partner!
Jimmy Cole: [puts his Mac10 in Crockett's face] Yeah? Well he's going to jail *without us*!

Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: We get down, if the play calls for it bud.


"Miami Vice: A Rock and a Hard Place (#4.11)" (1988)
Mr. Slick: My reputation precedes me.
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Your reputation sucks.

Det. Ricardo 'Rico' Tubbs: You know, man, I would've brought the limo, but, um, it's in the shop.
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Don't get me started.


"Miami Vice: Nobody Lives Forever (#1.20)" (1985)
Sonny Crockett: Party's over, kid!


"Miami Vice: The Dutch Oven (#2.4)" (1985)
Detective James Crockett: If you had stopped to think last night, it would be either you or me dead.
Detective Trudy Joplin: And there's nothing you would've done differently?
Detective James Crockett: Nope.


"Miami Vice: The Big Thaw (#4.4)" (1987)
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Pray tell?


"Miami Vice: Evan (#1.21)" (1985)
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Confession and redemption. And a man hangin' by a string.


"Miami Vice: Buddies (#2.5)" (1985)
Detective James Crockett: [to his former Vietnam partner] In the jungle the only way you and I got out of there alive was using our minds.


"Miami Vice: To Have and to Hold (#5.10)" (1989)
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Well, Caroline, we're right in the middle... no, you're damned right I can come up. I'll work it out.


"Miami Vice: Junk Love (#2.6)" (1985)
Detective James Crockett: Secret to success Rico, whether it's women or money, is knowing when to quit. I ought to know. I'm divorced and broke.


"Miami Vice: Forgive Us Our Debts (#3.11)" (1986)
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Surprise, surprise.


"Miami Vice: Death and the Lady (#4.3)" (1987)
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: But then, what the hell do I know?


"Miami Vice: Amen... Send Money (#4.2)" (1987)
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: One good thing about TV- you can always turn it off.


"Miami Vice: Freefall (#5.17)" (1989)
[final dialogue of series finale]
Sonny Crockett: What you doing here? Figured you'd be halfway to New York by now.
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: Everything always takes longer than you think.
Sonny Crockett: Well we had one hell of a run, didn't we partner.
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: Yeah we sure did Sonny.
Sonny Crockett: So you really gonna go back up to the big bad Bronx?
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: Yeah it looks that way. How about you?
Sonny Crockett: I don't know. Somewhere further south, somewhere where the water is warm, the drinks are cold, and I don't know the names of the players.
Sonny Crockett: I'm gonna miss you man.
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: I'm gonna miss you too Sonny.
Sonny Crockett: I give you a ride to the airport...
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: Why not.
Sonny Crockett: ...with my stolen car.
Sonny Crockett: Hey Tubbs, you ever consider a career in southern law enforcement?
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: Maybe. Maybe.


"Miami Vice: Redemption in Blood (#5.2)" (1988)
Detective James Crockett: [after Sonny has returned and the gun battle has begun. Sonny to Tubbs] Thanks for coming!
Detective Ricardo Tubbs: I didn't think I was invited.
[Refering to the past 2 episodes of Sonny thinking he was Burnett]


"Miami Vice: Glades (#1.9)" (1984)
Billie Joe Higgins: You let me out of here, or she's dead.
Detective James Crockett: You don't walk out of here with that child.
Billie Joe Higgins: If I twitch, she's gone.
Detective James Crockett: Maybe... you won't even... twitch.
[fires]


"Miami Vice: Milk Run (#1.12)" (1985)
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Uh-uh. No more games. Stand up. Sit. Who do you think you are to ask us to beg for your help?
Eddie: I'm not -
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Shut up! I'm talkin'. You think we don't have better things to do then to teach punks like you about life? Class is over, pal. You committed a felony. Now, either play ball or do the time, startin' right now.
Eddie: Wait. Listen, I want to help, but the lawyer said you're just gonna use me and chump me off!
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Who said that to you?
Eddie: Mr. Sloan.


"Miami Vice: Bushido (#2.8)" (1985)
Det. Ricardo 'Rico' Tubbs: Castillo doesn't give an inch.
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: He can't.


"Miami Vice: Give a Little, Take a Little (#1.10)" (1984)
Detective James Crockett: Alvarado walks.
Lieutenant Martin Castillo: Walked.
Detective James Crockett: Wonderful. That's just wonderful. We've got a pusher, a suspected mob hit man and God knows what else and he does less time in this case than I did!