Miami Vice (1984–1990)
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Brother's Keeper 

Miami detective Sonny Crockett reluctantly teams with New York cop Rico Tubbs when both of them end up pursuing a drug dealer who killed their partners.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Scott Wheeler
Caroline Crockett
Trini DeSoto
Leon Jefferson (as Mykel T. Williamson)
Olivia Brown ...
Miguel Pinero ...
Esteban Calderone
Eddie Rivera
Michael Santoro ...
Corky Fowler
Jossie DeGuzman ...
Maria Rivera


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

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16 September 1984 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Spotlights were used along with the fixed street lights to illuminate the road during the Camaro/boat chase. The temporary lights are on hydraulic scissor stands and are visible in most of the chase sequence. See more »


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...!
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A trend-setting television narcotics thriller
5 September 2005 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

This pilot film kicked off the popular television series of two undercover narcotics cops as they work the streets of Miami to fight against drugs and crime in south Florida. Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas team up against the backdrop of the glitz and allure of the hip tropical culture of this city that is more Latin and Caribbean than American. The women, cars, clothes, and speedboats are all a major part of the production design of the show which has the right mixture of polish and attitude. Olivia Brown and Saundra Santiago are among the cast of regulars on the show. The program also spawned a major movie film production several years later.

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