Resplendent with authentic 1980's music, fashion and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami.
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Series cast summary:
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 Detective James Crockett (111 episodes, 1984-1990)
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 Detective Ricardo Tubbs (111 episodes, 1984-1990)
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 Detective Gina Calabrese / ... (111 episodes, 1984-1990)
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 Detective Trudy Joplin / ... (111 episodes, 1984-1990)
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 Detective Stan Switek (110 episodes, 1984-1990)
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 Lieutenant Martin Castillo (106 episodes, 1984-1990)
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 Det. Larry Zito (58 episodes, 1984-1988)
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Storyline

Stubble-faced detective Crockett lived in a sailboat guarded by his alligator Elvis. His partner Tubbs was a black New York cop looking for his brother's killer. Together they took on the Florida drug world. The show influenced men's fashions toward Italo-casual and interior decor toward the Miami look. Very trendy music and unusual guest performers. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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16 September 1984 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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| (111 episodes)

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(season 1)| (Seasons 2-5)| (5.1 surround) (DVD version)

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(Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Mann was inspired to create the show's trademark pastel color scheme after a visit to a paint store. See more »

Goofs

Ricardo Tubbs could certainly quit the NYPD and join the Miami-Dade police force. However, it would take him years to be assigned as a detective on that force as there would be dozens of officers with seniority over him. See more »

Quotes

Street lady at bar: Hey, handsome, why don't you buy me a drink?
Rickles: Because I wasn't born yesterday.
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Crazy Credits

Three episodes of the series have these additional songs playing at the closing credits instead of the show's original theme song: "Calderone's Return": Tina Turner - "What's Love Got to Do With It?"; this song plays over footage of Crockett and Tubbs riding a speedboat, plus flashbacks of Tubbs and Angelina. "Phil the Shill": Phil Collins - "Life is a Rat Race" and "Freefall" (final episode): Terry Kath - "Tell Me"; this song plays over a montage of scenes from the show. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Person of Interest: Panopticon (2014) See more »

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In The Air Tonight
Phil Collins
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One of the best drama cop shows I have ever seen!
30 June 2005 | by (Kansas City, MO) – See all my reviews

I know that I never got to see Miami Vice when it was out but I know it did end a year after I was born. I got to see the show on DVD and I thought it was just classic and cool! From the way the show is made it looks more like a movie than a TV-series. The show revolves around two cops, Detective James "Sonny" Crockett (Don Johnson) and Detective Ricardo Tubbs (Philip Michael Thomas) and their adventures solving crimes around Miami! Stubble-faced detective Crockett lived in a sailboat guarded by his alligator Elvis. His partner Tubbs was a black New York cop looking for his brother's killer. Together they took on the Florida drug world. The show influenced men's fashions toward Italo-casual and interior decor toward the Memphis look. This show aired on NBC from 1984-1989 and lasted 5 seasons and I was amazed my this real neat series when I first watched it especially on the way it was made and such, plus I think Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas are one cool and memorable TV team to remember. I remember that 5 years later after Miami Vice ended, Don Johnson did another detective series called "Nash Bridges" which lasted 6 seasons on CBS! If you like this series then you would also like Nash Bridges!

User Rating: 10/10

BOTTOM LINE: A FANTASTIC SERIES!


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