Miami Vice cop Sonny Crockett is working undercover to get a Columbian drug lord. When he tries to bust a man who is apparently in business with the Columbian he discovers that the man is New York cop who is also after the Columbian. They both agree to work together but the New York cop is keeping something from him. While the New York cop suspects that someone on Crockett's team might be on the take. Written by
The Ferrari Daytona Sypder convertible that featured in the first two seasons of the show was one of two replica kit cars built on a 1980 Corvette chassis with Ferrari hardware by Tom McBurnie for importer Al Mardikian. The cars were bought for the show after Mardikian lost them to the IRS. See more »
When Crockett and Rivera are riding in Corky Fowler's car the background changes between freeway and business area as it cuts from character to character. See more »
If we're lucky, we get to witness a game changing moment in popular culture. The Beatles on Ed Sullivan. May 25th, 1977. The debut of MTV. Another one of those moments was September 16th, 1984. That was when Miami Vice debuted on NBC. With a blend of exceedingly high production values and MTV-era attitude, it not only became an instant hit, it forever changed the face of prime time TV.
The pilot movie "Brother's Keeper" is a slam-bang opener, perfectly setting up the characters and the premise and wrapping it up in a package that was light years ahead of anyone else at the time. For a show that was fueled so strongly by the zeitgeist of that moment in time, this first episode holds up exceptionally well 30+ years later.
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