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)
Olivia Brown ...
 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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NBC executives were initially against casting Don Johnson because he had starred in four failed pilots. See more »

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In the beginning of the episode "Calderon's Return, Part 1", a hired assassin, supposedly one of the best in the world, is seen putting on surgical gloves to keep his fingerprints off the gun he is about to use. However, before he puts on the gloves, he moves the gun off of them by touching the gun butt with his fingertips. See more »

Quotes

Det. Stan Switek: Do you think that guy practices at being a tubesteak?
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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 »

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Spoofed in American Idol: Auditions: Miami (2008) See more »

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In The Air Tonight
Phil Collins
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Best Show Ever
5 May 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

There was something about this show that separated it from everything else. A hidden aura and sense of magic that drew you in deep. You know a show is good when you're watching it and your eyes never leave the screen, not even for a second. That was the case here, that is seasons 1-3. Seasons 4 and 5 were terrible. Who ruined this gem after 1987 I don't know, but watch any episode in season 4 and 5 and Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas seem bored, like they don't even want to be there. Funny, this started happening when John Diehl left the show. On the other hand, the first three seasons rocked. Some of those episodes were so hypnotic that there has never been anything like it. Here are my top 10 episodes of all time:

1) Junk Love / November 8, 1985

2) Hit List / October 19, 1984

3) No Exit / November 9, 1984

4) Back In The World / December 6, 1984

5) Bought And Paid For / November 29, 1985

6) The Good Collar / October 24, 1986

7) Rites Of Passage / February 8, 1985

8) Viking Bikers From Hell / April 3, 1987

9) Shadow In The Dark / October 31, 1986

10) Walk-Alone / October 17, 1986

Some of these episodes were so good that you wished they went on forever. For those who have yet to see this show, stick with the first three seasons. You're in for a real treat.


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